- - 1892 - - THE CRUSEN CASE
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (SD) Friday, June 17, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
BLUE EARTH CITY, Minn., June 17.-A case which has attracted much attention, not only in this locality but throughout the entire Northwest, has concluded in the Faribault county district court, when the jury rendered a verdict of $14,000 in favor of Miss Lent, the school teacher who was so brutally maltreated and maimed for life by the parents of one of her pupils, named Crusen. The case was one of the greatest legal battles ever fought in the district courts of Southern Minnesota. The defendants set up a plea of justification and battled against the array of evidence against them with dogged persistence.
The young lady is a mental and physical wreck, and a criminal action will at once be commenced against the Crusen's. There was intense excitement during the trial here, and the result is universally commended.