News: Medford - Woman Committed to State Hospital (2 Dec 1943)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/06/2018

Originally published in the Star News, December 2, 1943

Following the axe slashing of her husband, James E. French, 79, at Westboro Saturday evening, Mrs. Augusta French, 81, was committed to the state hospital at Winnebago in Judge E. J. Neuenschwander’s court Tuesday.

French is at the Medford hospital in a critical condition but with a good chance to recover if no complications occur. He was cut 30 or 40 times, the assault starting while he was sitting in his home, reading and listening to a radio.

From observation of Undersheriff John McQuillen, and Earle Rusech, who took a ambulance to Westboro after him, French was struck first from behind and pursued as he sought to crawl under a table to escape he rain of blows.



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