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The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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A child charged with murder. --In Savannah, Ga., last week, Wm, Craven, a child eight years old, shot and killed Alice Cullen, a white child, aged three years, and Virginia, a little colored girl. The corner's inquest brought in a verdict of murder against the boy, and he was sent to prison. The News gives the following circumstances of the affair: It appears that the uncle of William had left a loaded gun in his house, which the lad got possession of, and with which he threatened to shoot some one. Between seven and eight o'clock on Wednesday night he aimed the gun at the above named children and discharged it. The gun was leaded with large turkey shot, and the contents took effect in the head of Alice, causing her death in about ten minutes. Virginia, the colored girl, was shot in the side, and died on Thursday morning about 3 o'clock. The occurrence took place in Robertsville, and police officer Byrne being in that ward immediately entered the house, and found young C