The victim of a Racine domestic violence incident is dead and her estranged husband is jailed on charges of that include homicide, mayhem, and kidnapping.
Police say the 36-year-old victim from Arlington Heights, IL had come to a friend’s house in Mount Pleasant to escape her husband, but the 38-year-old man confronted her at the home Wednesday night. The woman was struck in the head with a hatchet and was dragged to a vehicle, which left the residential address a few minutes before police arrived.
A 911 call came in a short time later, reporting a woman bleeding at a village motel. The suspect was found in a room and taken into custody, while the woman was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where she later died.
Police say the woman had recently filed a restraining order against her husband in Arlington Heights. The names of the victim and the suspect have not been released. A police investigation into the attack continues.