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Hettinger, N.D., March 1—Jerry LaPlante, who lives near Haynes, was examining his gun before going out for the day and in some way the gun went off, the charge striking his wife in the back, tearing away a part of the backbone. Help was summoned and arrangements made to take her to town but her spine was so badly injured that it gave away when the attempt was made to move her and she died before reaching the conveyance at the door.

The shooting was so purely accidental that the officials did not deem an inquest necessary. The grief-striken hsband is heartbroken and is left with four small children , the youngest being only about a month old.

Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, 3/1/1915


Posted 06/01/2013