Victorian Family

Mother Confesses Strangling Child

CARRINGTON—(AP)—Foster county States Attorney C.W. Burnham said Monday that Mrs. Chester Short, Carrington, confessed to him Saturday night that she strangled her 14-month-old daughter, Judy Ann, Friday afternoon.

Mrs. Short earlier explained the death by saying the child slipped down in her high chair and suffocated, Burnham said. The states attorney said that report baffled doctors, who called him in to investigate.

The woman's husband is in the army, Burnham said.

The states attorney blamed the strangling death on domestic difficulties.

Funeral services were held here Sunday for the child.

The Bismarck Tribune, 8/30/1948

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