Book #71787
Item #71787 Attempted Murder of a Wife by Her Husband, Near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Broadside, Great Britain, Murder.

Attempted Murder of a Wife by Her Husband, Near Banbury, Oxfordshire

Unrecorded Account of an Attempted Murder in Oxfordshire [Broadside]. [Murder]. [Great Britain]. Attempted Murder of a Wife by Her Husband, Near Banbury, Oxfordshire. Reading: Jones, Printer, [1849]. 14-1/2" x 10" broadside, triple-column text below headline and woodcut image of a man stabbing a woman flanked by six stanzas of verse. Light toning and edgewear, vertical and horizontal folds, the latter with early repair, fold line to lower right-hand corner, light foxing to margins, negligible faint dampstain to left-hand margin touching a bit of text. $3,850. * James Layton, under stress from financial distress, began to entertain paranoid delusions that his wife was conspiring against him. This led him to shoot and stab her while they were on a walk near Banbury. Responding to the sounds and commotion, a group of men came to the scene and apprehended Layton. His wife later died of her injuries. The subsequent trial ended in a verdict of not guilty due to insanity. This appears to be an unrecorded broadside. No copies located on OCLC or Library Hub.

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