Friday, July 1, 2011

Helen Byrd, Missouri Ice Pick Attacker - 1963



FULL TEXT: Helen Byrd, 38, 1002 Douglas street, was charged today with felonious assault in connection with alleged assault in connection with the alleged stabbing yesterday of 45-year-old Sam Wood at his home at 735 South 5th street.

The woman was taken into custody yesterday afternoon by Detective Sergt. Leo Schott and Detective Bill Piner, who were investigating a hospital report that Wood had been stabbed in the eye with an ice pick. The injury reportedly occurred yesterday morning but police were not informed until several hours later when Wood went to the hospital.

The Byrd woman’s preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 1 by Magistrate James P. Hull. She was committed to the county jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.

[“Woman Charged With Stabbing,” St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph, Mo.), Oct. 17, 1963, p. 6A]

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