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Husband Stabbed By Wife Run Over Twice On Way To Doctor

by | 18th, November 2013

drunk driver Husband Stabbed By Wife Run Over Twice On Way To DoctorTO Manitoba in Canada, to hear Lois Cook, 39, plead guilty on Friday to manslaughter for the death of her common-law husband Dave Hudson, 32 on May 31, 2010.

It was a party for  Treaty Days, when the couple began to row. Cook stabbed Hudson twice in the arm. Both had been drinking and Hudson shook off his small injuries – neither wound was longer than 3mm.  After a period he wandered up the road to a nearby relative’s home to get a lift to the doctors. And that was when it happened. Hudson collapsed. One of the knife wounds had clipped an artery. The court hears that his fall was “likely due to the loss of blood”.

Prone in the road, a drunk driver hit him. Minutes later another drunk driver ran him over, something witnessed by the RCMP on their way to investigate the stabbing call. The police reported that the victim had suffered “significant road rash“.

The police charged the 27-year-old driver with impaired driving causing death.  The first drunk driver come forward to admit he hit Hudson. He too was charged. But then the pathologist took a “second look”. He found that Hudson had actually died of blood loss. But would he have died had he made it to the nursing station? It was there that Hudson died. 

Defence lawyer Scott Newman told court: “He very well might have reached the (nursing station) had it not been for the intervening act of getting hit by the car.”

So. Can it be manslaughter?

Says Cook: “I just want to apologize to the family for their loss, my loss and the children’s loss.  hope they can forgive me one day.”

She’ll be sentenced this month.



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