She wasn't home to defend the babies...did you read the article? It clearly says she was gone, with a friend, for about an hour. Come home to find him dead.
That's the last line in the article.
I wonder why you assume that I didn't read the article. What article are YOU reading? Did she faint? She fought with him and then just went visiting with a girlfriend? Do you KNOW how strange that sounds? After a mean, nasty, vicious fight with spouse, she visits a girlfriend in the middle of the night? How many MATURE married women visit a girlfriend in the middle of the night after a fight? If they do, instead of going HOME, then they are way too young to be married. One doesn't talk to one's GIRLFRIEND at that age. One goes home to one's children, to one's family and calms down.
I am not excusing him in any way, but if you know ANYTHING about human nature and marriages, you KNOW that these things are NEVER "out of the blue" or all the fault of one spouse. It always takes two to fight. One is often the button pusher who exercises control by pushing buttons s/he KNOWS will set the other off.
Button pushers then can claim that "I didn't know s/he would go THIS far. It's not MY fault."
Button pushers often continue to enable the problem because they don't have the brains, guts or whatever to solve the obvious problems with counseling, therapy, divorce, whatever. THEY stay in a rotten marriage, damage the children, continue down the path of disaster, all the while enabling, pushing buttons and claiming the high moral road because THEY merely provoked and enabled.
Never their fault. Baloney.