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Rufus King
Birth name Rufus Allen King
Occupation Farmer
Born (1923-02-14)February 14, 1923
Sampson County, North Carolina, United States
Died

October 2, 1956(1956-10-02) (aged 33)
Clinton, North Carolina, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Zebulon Joseph King
Ella King
Frances King (stepmother)
Spouse(s) Alice Christine Tyndall
Attack information
Date October 2, 1956
Location(s) Clinton, North Carolina, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) .410-gauge shotgun
Axe

Rufus Allen King was an American tenant farmer who killed his six children in Clinton, North Carolina, United States on October 2, 1956, before committing suicide.

Rufus King farm

A crowd in front of King's farm after the murders.

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VictimsEdit

  • Alice Grey King, 10, his daughter
  • Joseph Allen King, 8, his son
  • David Melvin King, 7, his son
  • Ella Ruth King, 5, his daughter
  • Jerry Thomas King, 3, his son
  • Sue Ellen King, 2, his daughter

ReferencesEdit

  1. Farm father kills 6 children, self, The New York Times (October 3, 1956)
  2. Berserk dad kills 6 children, self, The Milwaukee Sentinel (October 3, 1956)
  3. Berserk slayer of six children had beaten wife, Ocala Star-Banner (October 3, 1956)
  4. Farmer kills six children, self, Ocala Star-Banner (October 4, 1956)
  5. Sharecropper kills six children, self, St. Petersburg Times (October 3, 1956)
  6. Rufus Allen King, [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  7. Facing charges for beating wife, farmer slays 6 children, self, Schenectady Gazette (October 3, 1956)
  8. Farmer kills 6 children, self, The Deseret News (October 2, 1956)
  9. Farmer murders six children, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (October 3, 1956)
  10. North Carolina farmer kills 6 children, self, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (October 3, 1956)
  11. 6 children slain; father kills self, Toledo Blade (October 2, 1956)
  12. [ Father kills six children], Logansport Pharos-Tribune (October 2, 1956)
  13. Six N. C. children found murdered, The Dispatch (October 2, 1956)
  14. Family quarrell blamed in mass murder of six, The Dispatch (October 3, 1956)
  15. Berserk tenant farmer kills his six children, later commits suicide, The Mount Airy News (October 5, 1956)
  16. Mass funeral today for father and six victims, The Dispatch (October 4, 1956)
  17. Father slays his six children, The Robesonian (October 2, 1956)
  18. Father will rest with six children, The Robesonian (October 4, 1956)
  19. C. man shoots, beats his 6 children to death, The Spartanburg Herald (October 3, 1956)
  20. Crazed father slays his six young children, Rome News-Tribune (October 2, 1956)
  21. [1], [[Wikipedia:|]] ()
  22. Suicide-murderer of his kids was called sober church goer, The Robesonian (October 3, 1956)
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