PATRICIA CORCORAN CRIME CONSIDERATION
What fo Do With Girl, 12, Who Killed Aunt Baffles Aufhorifies frankly baffled Friday over smile when asked about breakfast just what to do with a freckle-1 faced, blue-eyed 12-year-old South Dakota farm girl who hacked her aunt to death Thursday with a hatchet and two kitchen knives when asked about losing $5. Officers went through the motions of filing a murder complaint against Patricia Faye Corcoran. A University of California psychiatrist was called in to study the shy, quiet - mannered child who cam? four wepks aen to stav hpre urith rplntivfic fmm h farm Vnmsl of her parents and eight brothers and sisters near Mitchell, S.D. ARRAIGNMENT MONDAY The little girl must be arraigned Monday on the murder warrant but weeks will pass before Juve nile Court passes on the case of the youngest accused murderess in the memory of Alameda County enforcement officers. Her sudden burst of violence passed swiftly. Friday in custody she was just a shy little girl who choked up and got tears in Tier eyes. but became emotional as the questions turned her thoughts to her toutn uaKota iarm nome. Her stunned parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran, had said when told of the tragedy they feared Patricia was overcome by homesickness. Police said a schoolmate reported that, during school hours on Thursday before the killing, Patricia had asked, "What would happen to me if I killed some one?" The little girl told officers she also had planned to kill her uncle, Roy Bunce, but just "couldn't do it" when he came home. He found her, strangely, standing on an automatic washing machine, the bloody hatchet in hand. She got down and led him to the blanket-covered body of Mrs. Bunce on the living room floor. TEARS L HER EYES During the interview by the probation officer, the tears welled up as she talked of home. "I went to the Sunshine School .I must be crazy," she had said, in " South Dakota," she said, her When led handcuffed to prison! eyes blinking, then added: after killing Mrs. Lavern Bunce, 53, "I liked it. "Do you like the one here?" But Patricia acted quite normall-ce-' BucJkley aed; Friday while being questioned by Lorenzo Buckley, a juvenile probation officer, at Alameda County Juvenile Hall in the pres ence of newsmen. Girl-like, she carefully straight ened her peasant skirt after she Her face darkened, she hesitated itMtstste then answered "uh-huh" somewhat noncommitally. "Is there anything you can think of to tell us," Buckley inquired, carefully avoiding any direct ques tion of the slaying. She shook her head.