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Crime News

Steubenville, O., Jan 2 - Darrel Kernohan, 17, was held Wednesday for the murder of his father Abraham Kernohan, 46, following a quarrel Monday night at their home in Pineyfork. The two quarreled at the evening meal, Prosecutor Jesse K. George said the boy told him. The older man went into another room and started to read a paper, Darrel went upstairs, procured his father's gun slipped up behind him and fired a bullet thru his head. After shooting, the boy called Dr. H. L. Thompson at Smithfield. Dr. Thompson pronounced the elder man dead. Then the son called Smithfield police and surrendered the gun to them with the statement, "I just killed the old man".
[Toledo News Bee, January 02, 1929]


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