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Mother-in-law of U.S. volleyball coach now at U.S. hospital

August 15, 2008 |  8:20 pm

BEIJING -– With her recovery progressing, Barbara Bachman, the mother-in-law of U.S. men's volleyball Coach Hugh McCutcheon, has been transferred to a hospital in the U.S.

Bachman suffered stab wounds in an attack a week ago at a Beijing tourist site that left her husband dead. All three of her daughters, including Elisabeth McCutcheon, the wife of the volleyball coach, have also returned to the U.S.

Hugh McCutcheon will remain in Beijing and return to his coaching duties. "We are indebted to the physicians and caregivers at Peking Union Medical College Hospital who have done such a wonderful job providing Barbara with the medical care she needed," Hugh McCutcheon said.  "We are also extremely appreciative of the support we have received from people here in Beijing, the United States, New Zealand and around the world.  The prayers and support have been a source of strength for our family during this difficult time."

-- Debbie Goffa