Harry H Herron 1921, beat a 21 mo old niece to death Sep 1944

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Harry H Herron 1921, beat a 21 mo old niece to death Sep 1944 - HELBII KITH lolumbus Man Confesses Beating...
HELBII KITH lolumbus Man Confesses Beating 21-Month-old Child the :o st he to the in COLUMBUS (AP) — Harry H. Herron, 23, was held in city prison today after he confessed beating and fatally injuring his 21-month- old niece, Ardella May Brobst, De- :ective Chief Leo Phillips announced. The little girl died Monday afternoon, and an autopsy revealed death was caused by a ruptured liver and a brain hemorrhage. Coroner John B. Gravis called the death a homicide, informing it was his opinion the injuries had been inflicted by an adult. For 3 days police had grilled Herron and his wife, Patricia, and had talked with the girl's mother, Mrs Flora Brobst. who was working in a war plant when the child's injuries were noted by her aunt. She came home, she told police when informed by Mrs. Herron the girl' was ill, and took her to the hospital, where the infarit was pronounced dead. Phillips said Herron confessed after he had submitted to a lie de tector'test. He told .police Ardella May had cried all Sunday night, and had kept him awake. He was in the kitchen the following morning he said, when she came and stood in the doorway, still whimpering. Grabbing a shoe, he hurled it at the little girl, striking her in the stomach. Phillips said Herron related, adding that the Uncle said he then spanked her sharply. Police today planned to question again Mrs. Herron, who had said she found the little girl in the back yard apparently the victim of an accident. She said she had returned her to a bed, fed her and .had expected her to recover. The Brobst and Herron families live in the same house. The dead girl's lather, Dorwin Brobst, is a private in the army and was stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky. Phillips said he would file second degree murder charges against Herron today. Maximum penalty under the charge is .life imprisonment for a is

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 15 Sep 1944, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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