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ATTEMPTED WIFE MURDER.

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ATTEMPTED WIFE MURDER. .Pdlice'(roart, Birmingham, on Thursday, ward Snelus, a wire worker, was charged with attempt" mg to murder his wife by cutting her throat with a knife. According to the wife's statement, they were at jhome together on Saturday night, the 5th.. inat., when she began to scold the prisoner for getting drunk. After they had been quarrelling about half an hour both of them went upstairs, where they con- tinued quarrelling, and the prisoner struok her &bloW on the mouth there, which caused it to bleed. In a few minutes afterwards she went downstairs again, and the prisoner followed her, and then lay upon the sofa.. She sat down at the same time saying that- she would leave him and go to her sister's. The prisoner ;h(W) not tn cfrt. twt tjfeo determination rto do-so, on account of his-ill-treatment- Upon that he went to her and put one of his awns round^ her neck, and before she was aware what hfl was afooutrflhe experienced a sharp cutting sensation ip her throat. -She immediately got up, unlocked the door,, asd went out into the yard, where she discovered that_!there was a wound in her throat, which was bleeding profusely. The prisoner had been drinking lately, in consequence of the stoppage of his master'* work having thrown him out of employment. The medical .evidence showed that the external jugular vein had been severed, and only missed the interfllil jitgular vein from the knife taking an upward direo- tion, it was not believed that the wound would be raoal, though it was in a dangerous locality. The prisoner said he had no,recollootion ofanythingthattook place; he t-w,as very sorry. Police-constable Joseph ilnight stated that on the morning of the 6th inst., about two o cloek, he went to the prisoner's honse, md; saw his wife, who had her throat cut. She said the prisoner had inflicted it, and he then took the prisoner into custody on the charge of attempting to murder her. The prisoner replied.the.t. it had to be proved. This was. the whole of the evidence: and thP prisoner, who appeared very much distressed, declined jO make any statement, and was committed for trial it the Warwick Assizes.

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