Charges: Mankato woman arranged for husband's beating


Ashley Alexandra Stillwell, 24, has been charged with second-degree assault, accused of leaving an argument with her husband and returning with two men who beat him with aluminum baseball bats, the Mankato Free Press reports.

The husband says the two were arguing over bills on Jan. 8 when she left and came back with the men, who struck him several times when their children were watching, the newspaper reported. He says his wife instructed the men, "Not in front of my babies." He says he was hit four or five times and kicked, and the children confirmed that, although no one other than Stillwell had been charged as of Monday, the newspaper reports.

The woman had three children who witnessed the beatings, WCCO reports, although ages were not given.

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