Skip to comments.Slaying Tied to Spousal Abuse (Woman Shot Husband over Pet Threats)
Posted on 11/23/2004 12:59:51 AM PST by beyond the sea
In the end, Elsie Ann Kost couldn't take any more of the threats from her 60-year-old husband, Edward. She couldn't take the beatings. She couldn't take the verbal abuse.
Last Tuesday, the yelling began again. Then came pushing and shoving. He threatened to shoot some of the couple's five Dalmatians and four cats, and retrieved a .357 Magnum pistol he kept stored with two other handguns. Elsie Kost told police her husband set the gun on the kitchen table and walked outside their two-story home, set on 28 acres in an isolated, forested, hilly area of New Sewickley Township. She followed him outside, where it's unlikely anyone heard the sound of the bullet she fired into the back of his head.
Today, 60-year-old Elsie Kost is in the Beaver County Jail, charged with homicide. An autopsy yesterday determined that Edward Kost died from the gunshot wound. Toxicology tests are pending.
(Excerpt) Read more at post-gazette.com ...
she will get off light
ping .........update on abuse and shooting.
Pouring gasoline on her and the house, and threatening to burn both.
Swinging a chain saw at her.
Striking and choking her and her daughter, Jennifer, who was 15 at the time.
Pointing a loaded shotgun at a stairway in their home and threatening his daughters Jennifer and Melissa, 11 at the time, with "... if you go upstairs, you'll be dead."
Throwing his wife's clothes outside, dousing them with gasoline and threatening to burn them.
Cutting all phone lines.
Disabling both of the couple's vehicles to prevent his wife and two youngest daughters from leaving.
nice guy ends up in cistern (sarcasm off)
If this is true, in Texas she gets off on the "Needed Killin'" rule.
I endured 11 years of brutality for the sake of dogs I had no way to feed if "dear hubby" left.
He turned on my old dog when she tried to protect me and that was the end of it.
I only *said* I'd shoot him if he did it again.
He took me seriously because within days, he left.
He moved all the way across the country and assumed a new life.
At one point in our last year together, he showed me a "story" he was writing about a man who kills his wife and gets away with it.
There but for the grace of God....
Yes...... sounds good to me.
And to all others who were feeling sorry for this guy who ended up in the cistern yesterday, may I add one thing:
It has to do with chronic pain. I've had chronic back pain for around 35 years and chronic knee pain from athletic injuries for about the same period. Chronic pain tries to take all the joy out of your life, it is always with you, it shows on your face. It is relentless in how much it takes from a person with the constant pain.
Now, imagine this kind of pain of this woman ...... and many more like her. I cannot imagine that kind of fear and pain, it must be incredibly terrible. To me, this *sshole guy is right where he belongs, long overdue!
Let's hope no one out there ever knows what this woman apparently went through.
I saw her picture on the news a couple of times yesterday. Believe me, she had already paid the price of living with that sick jerk!
Good idea............ she wasn't thinking well.
I hope so. I wonder who's caring for the pets while she's in jail?
"Doc, it seems a clear case of lead poisoning to me."
I don't agree. It depends in large part on the human, IMO.
I must agree with D-fendr and say that our Texas "needed killin'" rule applies here.
My first husband beat me up once-I put him out of the house at gunpoint, ending a 20 year marriage. If he had tried to disarm me and hit me again, I would have shot him dead right then and there. One of my neighbors is permanently crippled because her ex-husband beat her several times, breaking her arm, leg and ankle. He then cut the phone line, threw her cell phone in the creek and kept her from getting someone to go to the sheriff for help, which is not hard to do in a remote area like this one. By the time he left for work the following Monday and she was able to limp to a neighbor's house, she had suffered permanent nerve damage. While yours are admirable sentiments, there are unfortunate exceptions-anyone who beats and otherwise abuses their spouse and children is no longer "a human life" in my opinion-and if they are threatening to kill pets as well just makes them more of a lower form of life.
While we're at it lets reopen Mumia Abu Jamal, after all its 300 years of institutionalized racism forced him to shoot that cop six times.
Some folks give up the right to be called human.
Like this guy. Next to a loyal and loving pet, no contest.
I too go with the "he needed a killin'" rule.
"Animals are never, EVER more important than a human life."
Depends on the human.
But, the other lovers of sick b*stards like this sicko will never admit it!!!!
Did he tell you that? Where did you get the information from? Oh, yes from the murderess. That must be it because Kost can't be reached for comment.
Maybe she made the whole thing up, maybe she can prove some of it. Doesn't matter. When you are afraid of a spouse you don't kill them. You move out and divorce them. But whenever the story is about some killer woman, all male Freepers and most of the female ones loose all their common sense.
If you had followed up on this story you would know the story.
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