It has been announced that revered author and civil rights activist Harper Lee has been murdered in cold-blood by a radicalised mockingbird earlier today. The assailant is thought to have mistaken Lee’s famous novel as a manual on annihilating their species. 

Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at the age of 89, multiple sources in her hometown of Monroeville, including the mayor’s office, confirmed Friday morning.

Eyewitness Mr Ewell told bfnn this:

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. Or so I thought – turns out those fuckers are dangerous!”

 

The disgruntled mockingbird was arrested earlier by a Maycomb County deputy, and will he held until a trial date is confirmed. It is believed the accused has asked to be represented by local world-famous attorney Atticus Finch, despite his death more than 50 years ago.