Ruby Snell

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Ruby Snell - MOTHER KILLS HER YOBNG SON Unable to Provide...
MOTHER KILLS HER YOBNG SON Unable to Provide for His Future Needs, Plea of Parent Fowlerville. Mich., June 1 — (JP )—Inability to provide her six year old son with the proper advantages to fit him for manhood, prompted Mrs. Ruby Snell. 47. to end the child's life by drown- j Jng h*re tonight, she told police, ^he mother held the boy unto der water In a bathtub at their home here until life was extinct. “I loved him too much to see him grow to manhood without being able to provide him with advantages like other children,” Mrs. Snell told police. Neighbors told of seeing the child fleeing naked to the yard and where the mother overtook him and carried him back into the house. They said they thought nothing of the matter at the time. Police believe the child eluded the mother's grasp as she was forcing him under the water. Mrs. Snell had arranged the child’s burial clothing on a bed before ending his life. Waw Only Child. The body was found by John Snell, 46, the child's father, when he returned home from work tonight. Snell, a painter in moderate circumstances, said his wife had been worrying much recently and had shown signs of mental collapse. The family physician also told police the woman recently had exhibited signs of mental infirmity and stated he had warned the husband to keep her under observation. Mrs. Snell was taken to the jail at Howell tonight. Officials indicated she will be subjected to a psychopathic examination. No inquest will be held. Mr. and Mrs. Snell have been married 18 years. There are no other children.

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  1. The Escanaba Daily Press,
  2. 02 Jun 1928, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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