Saturday, December 1, 2012

Catharine Scully Beat Her Husband With A Shovel – New York, 1889


FULL TEXT: Mrs. Catharine Scully, a middle-aged woman, on Wednesday beat her husband, Patrick Scully, on the head with a shovel at their home, No. 528 West Twenty-eighth-st., and inflicted injuries which may cause his death. Captain Murphy heard of the fight yesterday, and finding Scully in a dangerous condition, had him removed to Bellevue hospital. Mrs. Scully was arrested, Justice Patterson, at the Jefferson Market Court, yesterday committed her to the jail to await the result of her husband’s injuries.

[“Beat Her Husband With A Shovel.” New York Tribune (N.Y.), Jan. 27, 1889, p. 7]

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