Rosco Rash Kills Nephew, William Clay Brown
1 KILLS LinLE NEPHEW Roseo Rash, Weak-Minded. Beat ChUd to Death With a 1 Heavy Club. OTHER STATESVILLE NEWS V '" V"T "," iaht. iviroooa vuu (Special to Daily News.) Btateavtlle, May 8. One of the moat herribl tragsdies ever enacted in Iredell occurred late yesterday afternoon in the Jennings community, SO miles aorta of Statesrille, when Kuscu Rash, aa irresponsible white man about JO years old who has been weak minded since birth, killed his little nephew, William Clay Bron, the 18 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Im Brown. The child's head was beaten into a pulp with a stick and other Injuries inflii-ted. Rath la now In jail here, . cater day after noon members or Mrs. Brown and funerab-of a neighbor, Mrs. Juliet Teni plcton, returning home about 5 o'clock, when they drove into the yard the baby was lifted from the vehicle and given the liberty of the yard to play while his mother and the other members of the party Went about their work. Rosea Rash wss also in the Tsrrf at the time, but later it whs noticed that both .Jiasn and the baby had disappeared and a search for them was begun. After a itim Rash returned to the house and Whan queetioned about the baby he fled to the woods. Members of the family gave chase and as the chase progressed neighbors joined them. After running some distance Rash took refuge in the nam of 1.. C. Mvers. When captured he at first refused to talk about the baby, but was finally frightened Into doing so. He led the party to a branch a ahert distance from his home and pointed to the hndv of the baby, whioh had been placed under the bank. When the little body was removed life waa extinct. The skull was crushed, the face badly dlattgured and there were injuries on Its body, vt rule the bndv was be ing examined Rash remarked to th crowd that if they wouldn't do anythin to him for killing the baby he wotih "work it out on the chain gang." He gave no reason for killiiur ths child, but aald that he wss sorry he had hurt the feelings of his people and wouldn't have done it for $5.