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Queen Victoria’s chosen wet nurse was a murderer

Queen Victoria’s chosen wet nurse for Prince Edward went on to become a mass murderer.  

Mary Ann Brough was given the role of looking after the most important baby in Britain, the Prince of Wales, and heir to the throne, and was at Queen Victoria’s bedside when she gave birth. 

Several years after her position as the royal wet nurse had come to an end, Brough killed her six children and then attempted to take her own life in her home in Esher, Surrey. 

In 1854, Brough, who is believed to have been in her 40s at the time of the incident, used her husband’s razor blade to slit the throats of her six children, 11-year-old Georgiana, eight-year-old William, seven-year-old Carry, four-year-old twins Harriet and Henry and one-year-old George.

After a doctor managed to sew Brough’s throat back up, enabling her to speak, she confessed to the crime. 

The murder trial that followed gripped the

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/queen-victoria-wet-nurse-mary-ann-brough-murder-a8001971.html

Memorial Location Chosen For UCC Mass Shooting

WINCHESTER, Ore. (AP) – An Umpqua Community College subcommittee has agreed on a location for a memorial to the victims of the mass shooting on Oct. 1, 2015.

The News-Review reports the spot is on a small bluff behind Jackson Hall, overlooking a panoramic view of the North Umpqua River.

No decisions have been made about the design, but the committee has a couple architects in mind.

The committee is comprised of family members of the victims, as well as college and community representatives.

The gunman killed nine people and injured nine others at Snyder Hall before dying in a shootout with police.

Read more at: http://www.kxl.com/memorial-location-chosen-ucc-mass-shooting/