To Kill A Mockingbird News Report

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28th March 2013THE DAILY MAYCOMBDaring man commits, MURDER or suicideYesterday night at 10pm, the neighbors of the Maycomb County heard a sudden cry. Soon it was witnessed that a homicide had happened, leaving the inhabitants in utter dismay. Arguably Maycomb County's most notorious character, Mr. Bob Ewell, had just passed away a few days ago. His lifeless body was found somewhere near the Radley Place, by the Finch family. Many rumors have been spread about the cause of Ewell's death. Immediately the sheriff reported to the site, however was unable to solve this baffling death. "It was so scary," Scout recounted, weeping as she continued. "The man attacked my brother with a knife. I was so terrified, until the…"Information gathered indicates that Bob Ewell, the prime suspect, undertook the opportunity to terminate Scout and Jem. However, the outcome of the attack is rather shocking as it reveals that Bob Ewell himself died instead. We were informed that this intriguing yet unpieced event took right after the pageant at the school house, Jem Finch and Scout Finch, who was dressed in a Ham costume, walked back home. It was during this journey when both children from the Finch family sensed that someone was following them. "I could hear it myself Footsteps, I mean. They walked when we walked and stopped when we stopped." Scout Finch recalled when the Daily Maycomb interviewed her. According to them, it was so dark that they could scarcely see anything but Scout's costume, streaked was painted with shiny stuff that everyone could see her in the darkness. "I heard someone shuffle and drag his feet." Scout said. She told us that things happened too fast that she didn't even clearly know what happened. But, still, she recounted that someone grabbed her, mashed her costume and she fell to the ground. She heard fighting, kicking sounds, they sounded like they were pounding against the trunk. Next thing she knew was that Jem was up, found her and started pulling her toward the road. "Resisting the pain in my arm, I just stood up and ran with my sister all the way home." Jem Finch told the Maycomb Tribune. Scout said: "Then someone, I reckon it was Bob, pulled him backwards. There was more fighting and I heard Jem scream." According to her, she ran into someone, probably Bob, who tried to strangle her and squeeze her to death. She couldn't move but then, suddenly, someone yanked him down. Next thing she knew was that someone was coughing, panting fit to die. "Then I saw someone I don't know was carrying Jem toward our house." Scout recalled.Atticus Finch, father of both children, then immediately called Dr.Reynolds and Heck Tate, sheriff of Maycomb County to investigate the situation. At this point of time, Jem shushed Scout and proceeded with describing the terrifying incident while Scout persisted in sobbing. Jem claims that he distracted Bob Ewell in order to steal the deadly weapon away from the deceased. Then, he plucked all the courage he had...

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