Despina Buhagiar rescued Wendy C. Teather from assault, St. Catharines, Ontario, March 21, 1987. Mrs. Teather, 37, was being stabbed by an assailant in the kitchen of her home. She called for help. Her next-door neighbor, Mrs. Buhagiar, 56, homemaker, heard her and ran into Mrs. Teather’s house. Mrs. Buhagiar struggled with the assailant as he stabbed Mrs. Teather repeatedly. The assailant fled after Mrs. Buhagiar struck him with a bat and pushed him out the door. Mrs. Teather required hospital treatment for her wounds, and Mrs. Buhagiar sustained a minor cut on one hand, from which she recovered.
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