Lusk, Grace (1878–1938)
Lusk, Grace (1878–1938)
American murderer. Born 1878; died 1938; married and div.
Was a high school teacher in Waukesha, WI; began affair with prominent veterinarian David Roberts (1915); shot his wife Mary Newman Roberts twice with .25 caliber automatic, before making unsuccessful suicide attempt (June 21, 1917); her trial was a national media sensation; after being sentenced to 19-years imprisonment for second-degree murder (May 29, 1918), attacked prosecutor in court-room; pardoned by Governor John Blaine after serving 5 years (1923).
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