Why Sarah Scott Was Killed
January 31, 1892


BALTIMORE, Jan. 31.—Thomas M. Gray fatally shot Sarah L. Scott last night. Mary Gray, in giving her version of the tragedy says: "Sarah came home carrying a basket of coal, and Gray asked her where she got it. She refused to tell him and he remarked: 'I'll shoot you if you don't.' She still refused, and he pulled a pistol from his pocket, and three times snapped it in her face. The fourth time he pulled the trigger the hammer struck a loaded chamber in the cylinder and the woman fell dead at his feet." All are colored people.

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
(The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

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