Monday, October 6, 2008

Mary Winkler did it and so can you...

So apparently killing your husband in your sleep is about to become the latest craze. What we have here is a 75 year old woman who killed her husband in his sleep. She does say that she killed him because she "was at her wits' end". How many times have men killed their wives "because she made him mad"? How much sympathy does he usually get? Not much because he will be called the murderer that he is. But since this is a woman (and an elderly one at that) I'm sure she won't have much trouble drumming up some sympathy. I wonder if she'll get an interview with Oprah so that she can tell her chilling tale and how she decided enough was enough and bravely fought back.

I'm not going to pretend that I know what her experience was like but the fact that she killed him in his sleep has to count for something. It's not like they were in the middle of a fight or he was on his way home after threatening her over the phone or something. She waited until he was sleep, shot him once, saw him move, shot him twice more, and then watched as he died. That wasn't self defense. That was cold blooded murder.

So I wonder what kind of slap on the wrist "sentence" she will get away with?