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The Grenada Sentinel (MS)
The Grenada Sentinel (MS)
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Description: Attempted Murder of a Woman

Date: June 18 1898

Newspaper published in: Grenada, MS


Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4

Attempted Murder of a Woman
The people of Wesson were startled a few mornings since by the cries of Mrs. Matilda Farmer, a poor widow with four children, who received a terrible blow on the head from a large cudgel in the hands of some unknown party, who placed a chair by the window to stand upon. As the party leaned forward through the open window to deliver the blow he must have slipped, or else Mrs. Farmer’s head would have been knocked off her shoulders, as she was sleeping on a bed close to the window, and the cudgel being left as though it had slipped from the hands of the would-be assassin. Mrs. Farmer presented a ghastly spectacle, but when the bloody clothes were removed and the blood had been washed from the wound only a three-inch scalp wound was found to have been inflicted. Richard Wommack, white, was arrested on circumstantial evidence.


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