August 5, 2005

A man who got angry with his wife because she wanted to cuddle after sex when what he really wanted to do was watch sports on television was sentenced to death for killing her with a claw hammer. . . . “The defendant struck his wife approximately 70 individual blows after spending a happy interlude with her,” the judge said. “Her desire to cuddle after sex does not justify the extremely violent, brutal response of the defendant.”

Though I am a fan of all kinds of violence and mayhem, this response really does seem a bit excessive.

Now, if it had been America’s Next Top Model that he wanted to watch–well, that would be a different story entirely.

(Thanks to him for the link.)

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8 Responses to A man who got angry

  1. Kinda makes you wonder what WOULD justify 70 whacks with a claw hammer in the eyes of this judge.

    “Her desire for him to fetch her a glass of cold water after sex totally justifies the extremely violent, brutal response of the defendant.”

  2. anapestic says:

    I agree. If he had wanted to watch America’s Next Top Model, he would clearly have been insane, so he would have walked.

  3. zenchick says:

    um, your boyfriend is a psychiatrist, right?
    Take advantage of that 🙂

  4. Beltane says:

    Just found your blog, linked off another blog – the title caught my eye because damn, I love NYC 🙂

    Anyway, you’re awesome to read, quite enjoy it.

    As far as the 70 blows with a claw hammer goes.


    I’m so for the idea of a penal colony where they just toss everyone onto an island and let em have at it, no guards, no buildings, no tools, nothing. Fend for your fucking selves you psycho bastards!

  5. Mushlette says:

    Death by CLAW HAMMER? Can you imagine… *shudder*

  6. Uncle Zoloft says:

    Damn, we’ve only been using our claw hammer to open beer bottles ~ those str8 folk sure do come up with some wacky ideas. Did the article mention what he used for foreplay?

  7. matt says:

    You know, I don’t even know what a claw hammer is, but that is just scary!

  8. Dave says:

    A claw hammer is the technical term for an ordinary household hammer; the “claw” is the curved part on the back that one uses to remove nails.

    I think district attorneys like to use the term “claw hammer” because it sounds worse than “hammer.”


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