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Teen shoots parents for bickering; attempted suicide after cashing worthless $10 check; ouija board demands suicide

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published October 21, 1925
Allison, Iowa
Chicago, Illinois
Grand Rapids, Michigan

A 17-year-old boy shot and killed his father and wounded his mother because of his parents’ “constant bickering.”

A young woman tried to kill herself after cashing a worthless check of $10 (about $138 in 2017).

A ouija board “commanded” a man to kill himself. He shot himself in the head though he survived. It was speculated that if he recovered he would be permanently blind.

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