Book #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 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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