Anamoose Girl Shoots Father
THEODORE KUMMER SHOT THROUGH HEAD AS HE LIES ASLEEP
Anna, 20, Confesses Killing "Tyrant" Who Threatened Harm to Her Mother.
FIRED GUN NEAR HIS EAR
Reputed Wealthy Retired Farmer Fourth North Dakota Killing In Past Six Weeks
Towner, N.D., April 29—Anna Kummer, 20, was in the McHenry county jail today charged with first-degree murder after shooting her 66-year-old father, Theodore Kummer, through the head as he was sleeping in their home at Anamoose about 3:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon and North Dakota was investigating the fourth killing in the last six weeks.
Anna shot her father, she told Albert Weber, assistant state's attorney, to prevent him from harming her mother, as he had threatened to do. He was napping, fully-clothed, on a lounge in the house. She placed the barrel of a .39 calibre revolver at his right ear, and fired. The bullet pierced the brain and killed him instantly.
According to Anna, her mother was working in the garden outside the house, when she shot him. Mrs. E.R. Johnson, a roomer at the Kummer home, was upstairs and heard the shot. Kummer was dead on the lounge when she entered the death room.
Bismarck Tribune, 4/29/1930