Saturday, December 1, 2012

Inez Amyx Got Court Permission to Wield Sticks and Stones ‘Cause Words Can Always Hurt Her – 1946

FULL TEXT: Tacoma, Wash., Marc. 28 – Justice Charles Westcott ruled today that it is sometimes legal for a wife to beat her husband on the head with a piece of kindling wood. He dismissed third degree assault charges against Inez Amyx who told the courts she struck her husband because he “called her names.”

[“Husband-Beating Upheld,” The Pittsburgh Press (Pa.), Mar. 28, 1948, p. 1]



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