#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Connecticut) – July 15 – An attorney who worked for both Bush presidents was found guilty Friday of trying to kill his wife in their posh Connecticut home more than four years ago.
John Michael Farren, 61, faces up to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced in September for his conviction on charges of attempted murder, first-degree assault and risk of injury to a child.
The coward could not even show his face in court, sitting out the week-long trial by claiming he couldn’t handle the stress of sitting before his accuser.
An evidence photo shows the severe injuries Mary Margaret Farren suffered.
connecticut.news12.com An evidence photo shows the severe injuries Mary Margaret Farren suffered.
Mary Margaret Farren dropped divorce papers on the former Xerox Corp. general counsel just two days before her deranged husband used a metal flash-light to nearly beat her to death in January 2010.
“He was on top of me and he was squeezing my neck, strangling me and slamming my head … into the floor,” the emotional woman, who suffered broken bones in her jaw and cheek during the assault, testified Monday. “He said, ‘I’m killing you.”
The wounded woman, who lost consciousness at times during the brutal attack, was able to sound an alarm system and flee the couple’s gated New Canaan home with her two daughters to alert neighbors.
“I don’t think I’ll ever forget the words: ‘My husband is trying to kill me, I’m going to die. My husband is trying to kill me I’m going to die,’” neighbour John Achenbaum recounted at trial, News 12 CT reported.
John Farren, who had been free on $750,000 bond, had his bond upped to $1 million and was taken into custody after the guilty verdict was read.
It’s a stunning downfall for a man who was named deputy White House counsel in 2007 under George W. Bush. He also worked in the George H. W. Bush White House as under-secretary for international trade and deputy manager for his re-election campaign in 1992.
Farren was on suicide watch immediately after the crime when he was found with self-inflicted lacerations and reportedly claimed he intended to kill himself. NY Daily News.
In a civil lawsuit, she won a $28.6 million judgement against her ex-husband for her injuries.
Farren was general counsel at Xerox in 2007 when he was named deputy White House counsel during George W. Bush’s second term.
He served as undersecretary for international trade in the Commerce Department under Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush.
He also was deputy manager for the elder Bush’s 1992 re-election campaign and deputy director for his transition team in 1989.(Daily Mail)