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FATHER KILLS HIS FAMILY AND COMMITS SUICIDE. . BERLIN, March 17. i A seven-fold murder, followed by suicide, was perpertated at Kojtoff, m Kussia. Ivan Boronzoff, the 'wealthiest landowner m the district, who lay ill of typhoid fever at lus home, a, fine country house standing m a park of several hundred acres, rose from his bed. during the night m a delirium, and, fetching an axe from an outhouse, murdered his wife who was asleep m ah adjacent room. Having used the weapon with such terrible, effect that Mnie. Boronzoff was mutilated iilmost- be— ond recognition, the delirious murderer proceeded to butcher his children one after the other, beginning with the eldest and finishing with , tlie youngest. Tliere were three sons, );iged fifteen, eleven, and four, and three daughters, aged thirteen, ten, and two. Tho crime was committed with great suddenness, and the noise did not attract tlie servant* until the ghastly work was complete. Subsequently Boronzoff became sufficiently free from delirium to realise- wliat he liad done, where upon he again seized the axe, and inflicted such terrible gashes on ..hie own head, arms, und legs that he died a few hours afterwards.

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SEVENFOLD MURDER., Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 10038, 3 May 1904

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SEVENFOLD MURDER. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXI, Issue 10038, 3 May 1904

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