Clipped From The Brownsville Herald
Important seen and menthol there too be Valley, that Financial Worry Is Blamed in Killing PIGGOTT, Ark,' Sept. 6-#)-Worry 6-#)-Worry over financial troubles and tha plight of a son suffering with a broken back was assigned tonight tonight as the reason for Hood HItt,' 54. wealthy operator of a Â· modern farm near,here, killing his stepdaughter stepdaughter and then shooting him- ' self to death, . The double tragedy was witnessed witnessed only by a three year old nephew o fthe slain woman, Alice Gertrude McCormlck, 33. The child was sitting sitting on an Ironing board at which. Miss McCormlck was working when Hitt walked in and without warning warning fired a shotgun charge into th* body of the woman. He then reloaded the gun and fired It at his head. He died' about three hours later. Members of the family said HItt had never had a serious quarrel with the stepdaughter. They believed believed worry over financial reverses over his sen's condition, and over the fact that HItt soon was to submit submit to a serious operation, temporarily temporarily unbalanced him.