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PATRICIA CORCORAN CRIME DESCRIPTION 3 - Oakland Girl in Short-Axe, Knife Slaying of...
Oakland Girl in Short-Axe, Knife Slaying of Aunt OAKLAND, Calif. (UP)-A slrn- (ipv 13-yo)ir-nlrt schoolgh'l hacked hor aunt to iU >alh ivith an axe itiid two latt-hcii knives Thursriay ia;h- er than explain how she lost her %a weekly Bilowancc --but s h e couldn't go through with plans to ambush iter uncle. Police said the girl, Patricia Corcoran, of MUcholl, S.D., came to live with her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bunco, several months ago. Patricia told authorilic.-i she attended attended seventh grade at Bret Hane Junior High School Tliurs- day and went to catechism classes classes at St. Jarlatli's Roman Catholic Catholic Cliurch. She then went liome, took a short-handle a.\e and sal on it on the living room couch waiting waiting for her aunt to return from work. Mrs. Bunco. 55, arrived home from Iter clerk's job at the Oakland Oakland Naval Supply Center and ex changed "Hi" greetings with Patricia. Patricia. She tlien asked the girl what she did with the 55 weekly allowance her uncle gave her. A few minutes Is tor the aunt walked into the living room and the girl swung the axe, hitting Mrs. Bunco on tlie left side of the head, "Auntie didn't say a word after the first time I hit her," police quoted the girl as saying. She then stabbed tlie woman with a butcher knife "until it bent," and then again with a bread knife. The girl said she then stood on a washing machine near the door waiting to ambush "her uncle. uncle. When the 54-year-old machinist machinist arrived home from work she was unable to go through with tlie act. She dropped the axe and led ium to iVis wife's sliislicd body.

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  1. Ukiah Daily Journal,
  2. 05 Oct 1956, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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