John and Emma Williams have recently, by a coroner's jury, been committed to prison to await investigation
by the grand jury, charged with the fatal poisoning of their two children.
The securing of insurance on the lives of the children is the motive ascribed.
This and other suspicious cases of a like character have led to a movement
on the part of Insurance Commissioner Durham, and also of reputable insurance
companies, to stop the practice of insuring young children. A bill to be presented
to the legislature will contain a clause placing the minimum age limit probably
at 6 years, and also limiting the amount of insurance that may be taken on a child.
Child Insurance.. JAMA. 2003;289(1):112. doi:10.1001/jama.289.1.112-a