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The Daily Dispatch: January 17, 1861., [Electronic resource], Horrible Infanticide and Suicide. (search)
Horrible Infanticide and Suicide. --The Mobile Register of the 5th says: Last Sunday Wm. English, in a fit of insanity, went home and cut the throat of three of his children, and then killed himself in like manner. A fourth child was saved by a negro girl snatching it and running. No cause that we could learn was ascertained for his insanity. Mr. E. was a gentleman of wealth, highly esteemed, and one of the oldest and most, respected families of Monroe county, Ala.