Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic

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Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic - Uribe-Uran, Victor M.
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One night in December 1800, in the distant mission outpost of San Antonio in northern Mexico, Eulalia Californio and her lover Primo plotted the murder of her abusive husband. While the victim was sleeping, Prio and his brother tied a rope around Juan Californio's neck. One of them sat on his body while the other pulled on the rope and the woman, grabbing her husband by the legs, pulled in the opposite direction. After Juan Californio suffocated, Eulalia ran to the mission and reported that her husband had choked while ...

Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic 2015, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804794633

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