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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6 thoughts on “Extreme Premeditation: 78-Year Old Woman Arrested for Assaulting 84-Year-Old Husband Over Affair 35 Years Ago”
Her paranoid story about a possible (unproven) affair 35 years ago makes it appear she is senile. I am surprised you are quick to stick her in high security prison, Professor Turley!
One a serious note, this highlights the problem of spousal abuse toward males. I imagine that older men in particular are unwilling to leave marriages that are physically abusive, for fear of embarrassment. I wish he had reported her the first time she beat him (not that her killing him was his fault for not reporting).
Until just recently, this was the 84-year-old husband’s favorite Rollin’ Stones song:
“Time is on my side, yes, it is.
Time is on my side, yes, it is.
Now you were saying that you want to be free
but you’ll come runnin’ back, you’ll come runnin’ back,
you’ll come runnin’ back to me”….
However, 78-year-old wife came runnin’ back with a knife, something altogether different from what *he* had in mind…
Hell may have have no fury like a woman scorned, FFLEO, but it sure did seem to take it’s sweet time getting there!
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
“The Mourning Bride” (1697) by William Congreve.
Well at least he was not married or dated Lorena Bobbitt. At his age it would take a long time to heal, but then again, I see a flick in his future.
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