While out hunting near Kensal, Ernest Greb, the 12 year old son of Fred Greb, accidentally shot his 5 year old nephew, Eddy Alex, the ball entering the head near the eye and death being instantaneous. Realizing what he had done to the little fellow, and driven frantic with remorse over the affair, Ernest ran a short distance and placed the muzzle of the same gun near his chin and sent a ball into his own brain.

The accident occurred near the home of Fred Greb, seven miles north of Kensal. The little boy died instantly; the older one lived until about midnight. Little Eddy was the son of Tony Alex and was out visiting his grandparents at the time of the fatal accident.

Hankinson News, 6/14/1906

Tales Of Brutality

Posted 01/05/2015