Case Number: 6247

Harding, Wm. Jr., - Age 19 Mo. - Fatally shot by his father Wm. Harding who also shot his wife Nellie and then committed suicide. About two weeks ago they had become reconciled after a separation. 2 Dist.


Date of Offense October 29, 1924
Date of Death October 29, 1924
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics father killed wife/son/toddler then com. Suicide
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon fatally shot
Motive defendant killed son & wife two weeks after roconc
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Suicide
Total Number of Victims 2
Excessive Violence Multiple victims
Related to Organized Crime


Name Harding, Wm. Jr.
Age 2 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Related by Blood or Marriage Child/Parent


Name Harding, Wm.
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Related by Blood or Marriage Parent/Child


Precinct 2
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 7-Nov-24
Defendant Identified at Scene Defendant identified by someone else at scene


Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No