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Saint-Damase, Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada
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1865 - Killed His Mother

A young man named Drolet, son of a farmer at St. Damase, near St. Hyacinthe, Canada, has in a fit of insanity, killed his mother by inflicting upon her three blows with an axe. For some time previous he had been in a state of great religious excitement. He had just performed a neuvaine, or nine days' act of devotion in the church, and two days before the murder, had received the holy sacrament. Previous to the insane deed, he was known to be inoffensive and of a mild disposition.


The New York Times

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