1839 - Melancholy Accident
A Melancholy Accident occurred at Sorel, Canada on the 24th ult., by which a mother was deprived of life by the agency of her child of about three years of age. It appears that the child had been allowed to make a plaything of a pistol, which belonged to its father, John Callagher, who had on the day previous, loaded it, and put it away, as the thought, in a place of safety. The child, however, got hold of it, and, in its sport, drew the trigger, and the contents lodged in the mother's head, and caused instant death.
January 8, 1839
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