Mount Pleasant police say woman beaten has died


November 21, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT Police say a woman who was severely beaten with a hatchet after trying to hide from her estranged husband in Mount Pleasant has died of her injuries.

Officers were called to a home Wednesday night after witnesses saw a person screaming and being dragged to a vehicle. Authorities say the vehicle sped away and the victim was later found bleeding in the parking lot of a Super 8 motel in the Racine County community.

WISN-TV says the woman was taken to a Milwaukee hospital where she died of her injuries. Mount Pleasant Police Sgt. Eric Relich says the 36-year-old woman from Arlington Heights, Illinois, was separated from her husband and had filed for a restraining order against him.

The Journal Times reports the 38-year-old man was arrested at the motel.


Associated Press