A Husband Attacks His Wife.
United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph.
iNvsnCAEGiLL, June 28 Daniel Swau, a labourer, attacked his wife to-nigbt m her house m Esk Street with a lump of iron and killed her. The couple had not got on well for some year-, and latterly the murdered women got a separation from hfr husband, and she and her children got a homo of their own. Swan was titter wards received r.s a boarder, and from what can be gathered Mrs Swan was sitting at; the fire to-night when he suddenly' made a savage attack on her. The children tried to iuterveoe, but were driven from the house by. the infuriated man, who battorad the unfortunate woman's head with great ferocity. The crime has just been reported, and the details as to what, if anything, led tip to the murd«r are as yet unknown. Swan was before the Court some years ago on a charge of cruelty to his family, which excited a good deal of comment at the time.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905
A Husband Attacks His Wife. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6608, 29 June 1905
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