LONDON, ENGLAND Eric James Brown, 19, a private in the Suffolk Regiment, was charged at Southend yesterday with the murder of his father, Archibald Brown, 47, a miller, of London Hill, Rayleigh.
|He'd placed an anti-tank mine under the seat of his father's wheelchair.||Mr. J.F. Claxton, prosecuting, said it was murder by somewhat extraordinary means, and alleged that an anti-tank mine had been placed under the seat of Mr. Brown's invalid chair by the accused, and that when it exploded his father was blown to pieces.|
The hearing was adjourned until to-day.
Pvt. Brown, who had nursed a long loathing for his "tyrannical" father, was convicted of murder and later committed to an asylum for life.