Age: 7 months
Date: 24 Jan 1906
Place: Benfoot, Overtown
A 7-month-old child was killed at a house in Benfoot, Overtown.
The child's mother was tried for his murder but a verdict of not proven was returned.
She was said to have assaulted her son by beating him, placing him in a bowl of water and suffocating him.
The mother pleaded not guilty and it was intimated that there was a special defence of temporary insanity.
see The Scotsman - Tuesday 27 February 1906