Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mrs. McCluskey Stalked Her Estranged Husband & Attacked Him With Acid - 1896


FULL TEXT: Chicago, Nov. 19. – George H. McCluskey, a ticket broker who until recently resided in St. Paul, was badly burned last night by vitriol thrown at him by his wife. McCluskey left the woman some time ago and she followed him to this city. She saw him last night in the Plaza hotel in Plymouth place, and at once hurled a bottle of vitriol at him. He managed to protect his eyes, but his face and neck were terribly burned. The woman escaped.

[“Threw Vitriol on Her Husband. “ The Evening Bulletin (Maysville, Ky.), Nov. 19, 1896, p. 4]

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SEE: “Acid Queens: Women Who Throw Acid” for a collection of synopses of similar cases.

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