This will not be a POPS case. A 78-yea-old woman is being held on $70,000 bond after repeatedly beating her 84-year-old husband with a bowl, metal pipe, and carpet cleaner as well as kicking him in the groin. The reason: the long festering anger over her belief that her husband cheated on her 35 years earlier.
Not to defend cheating husbands, but shouldn’t there be a statute of limitations on such marital matters?
In this case, the husband suffered several broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and a fractured wrist. The wife’s own diary is key evidence, particularly such unambiguous entries as “I beat him again.” She also describes chasing him with a knife with the additional comment: “I told him it would be worth going to jail just to watch him bleed to death.” She clearly took that “till death do us part” a bit too literally.
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