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FOUR CHILDREN VICTIMS OF ARGUMENT BETWEEN FARMING BROTHERS Durand, Wis., Jan. 1'. i/P) - A ninp months’ quarrel between two brothers brothers over the burning of a barn culminated culminated in the slaying last night of six persons, four of them children under 10 years of age. Two others were seriously wounded. Sheriff Victor Seline, of Pepin County, said Lawrence Leflay, 37, committed suicide after shooting to death his wife, about 36, their daughters, daughters, Virgie 8, and Beulah, 7, their niece, Phyllis, S, and nephew, Virgil, Leflay’s brother, Marvin, 35, was wounded and the latter’s wife was felled by a blow with the butt of a revolver. She feigned death and later crawled to the home of a neighbor. Her son, Roger, 4, also escaped. After attacking his brother and i sister-in-law, Lawrence took their | two children to his nearby home.. There he ordered his wife, daughters i and the two other children to a bedroom bedroom and commanded the children to lie .in bed, the Sheriff said. The children were shot through the chests, Mrs. Leflay in the head. Sheriff Seline said Larwence had accused his brother of setting fire to the barn, and that the old quarrel was resumed while they were doing chores last night on the farm they jointly tenanted. Record Classified Ads Get Results.

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  1. The Vernon Daily Record,
  2. 18 Jan 1938, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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