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A GRUESOME TRAGEDY

FATHER KILLS-TWO CHILDREN. " Sydney, May 14.

After visiting friends with his wife and, children, Geo; Cbttle, aged 29, took hie iwo sons, five and three years respectively, for a walk. A few minutes later he was found in a back lane with his throat cut 'with the two children lying dead besidei him. The beads wore almost severed,;. "■■ h.',;' ,:, .' ■'■ >■''v-';'^. ; \V,;-v: ,; ; Cottle is not expected to live."'? ";.[[■"., \\ ! : '",, Mrs Cottle is unable to give any cause for the tragedy,' although she saye her husbarjd had threatened to cut hers and the children's

throats '" "'"" On the whole the Cottlee jived fairly happily, though .Cottle was of a jealous dieposition,, and v had _ lately,, suffered from depression. A letter from a relative' was found in bis pocket upbraiding him for bis treatment of hie wife. ( ,

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A GRUESOME TRAGEDY, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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A GRUESOME TRAGEDY Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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