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Police: Slain Minister's Wife Confessed to His Murder
Fox News ^ | Friday, March 24, 2006 | AP/Fox

Posted on 03/24/2006 10:37:58 AM PST by stm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The wife of a pastor found shot dead in his house has confessed to his murder, Tennessee police said Friday.

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KEYWORDS: depravity; murder
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1 posted on 03/24/2006 10:38:00 AM PST by stm
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To: stm

So is Greta Van scarface going to put this story on the air for the next 8 months now?


2 posted on 03/24/2006 10:39:00 AM PST by The Worthless Miracle ("Better put some ice on that")
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To: stm

Somewhat cruel and mocking on your part. She has confessed and is apparently prepared to face her punishment. What is seen so often these days is the claim of innocence when guilt is obvious (i.e. O.J. Simpson, Melendez brothers, child molestation suspects, etc., etc.). What a difference. No long trial, no massive expense to the public. If TN has the death penalty, then after conviction, execute her quickly and humanely.


3 posted on 03/24/2006 10:43:36 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

How many time have you seen a perp's confession recanted as soon as the loy-ahs get a hold of her?


4 posted on 03/24/2006 10:45:35 AM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of thing s, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Prediction: He molested on of the daughters.


5 posted on 03/24/2006 10:46:27 AM PST by Mayflower Sister (DEMOCRAT: THE PARTY OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS, and I almost forgot... BABY KILLERS)
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To: stm

A Ministers wife is one tough job.


6 posted on 03/24/2006 10:47:46 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Mayflower Sister

"Prediction: He molested on of the daughters."

Well, that's entirely possible. I guess we'll have to wait until there's more information.


7 posted on 03/24/2006 10:47:48 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: stm

I figured she killed him. Why is what every one is wondering.


8 posted on 03/24/2006 10:49:03 AM PST by Dustbunny (Thought hitched up the wagon and the horses ran away.)
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To: stm

She killed a white male hetero christian, she should probably for prsident of NOW.


9 posted on 03/24/2006 10:49:09 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Remember 9/11. The left have already forgotten.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Somewhat cruel and mocking on your part. She has confessed and is apparently prepared to face her punishment.

LOL! Sometimes Freepers want to make me puke.

She confessed to doing the act. You have no proof if she is going to claim extenuating reasons...for example, what if he had gobs of child porn on his home computer while one of his daughters was being sexually molested by the guy?

Somewhat cruel on YOUR part, IMO.

This woman will NEVER get the death penalty. You wanna bet on it?

10 posted on 03/24/2006 10:53:13 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: stm
I can just hear her defense now...."

The defense will be ... he's a wife beater, he sodomized the children, he was playing around with another women (one, or all of the aforementioned) or, she's bipolar, suffers from depression, was an abused child, etc..

11 posted on 03/24/2006 10:56:27 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

O.J was innocent and the jury found him so. What are you talking about? Did he get introuble lately or something?


12 posted on 03/24/2006 10:56:41 AM PST by freeplancer
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To: MineralMan

Waiting for more information. How quaint. Speculation is some much more 'fun'. UGH.


13 posted on 03/24/2006 10:57:22 AM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: Mayflower Sister

Not only that, but he hit her and she was scared for her life. bastard.


14 posted on 03/24/2006 10:58:15 AM PST by freeplancer
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To: SF Republican
A Ministers wife is one tough job.

Is that an actual attempt at an excuse or a punchline?

15 posted on 03/24/2006 11:01:08 AM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: OldFriend

I'm such a party pooper.


16 posted on 03/24/2006 11:03:00 AM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan

Me too.


17 posted on 03/24/2006 11:04:09 AM PST by OldFriend (HELL IS TOO GOOD FOR OUR MAINSTREAM MEDIA)
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To: HEY4QDEMS

I wonder if Katie Colonic will come to her defense like she did Andrea Yates.


18 posted on 03/24/2006 11:08:05 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: BluH2o
Some men *do* beat their wives.Some men *do* molest their children.Some men *do* say to their wives something like "if you leave me (or squeal on me) I will track you down and kill you".

If she uses anything like this as her defense,she'd better have proof....police reports,photos,testament from non-relatives,etc,etc (kinda like what Nicole Simpson had).If she has such proof,a jury/judge may well go easy her,or even find her not guilty (as I would probably do...*with* strong evidence).

If there's no evidence of this sort,fry her!

19 posted on 03/24/2006 11:08:41 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: stm

I don't feel sorry for her having to pay the price for the crime. Even in abusive households you can always grab your kids and get out. And if he was cheating she should have divorced him and ruined him financially. Murder is almost never the answer.

But I pity her having to deal with the fact that she has effectively orphaned her kids. And of course I feel sorry for the children, whose lives were ripped apart 3 days ago.


20 posted on 03/24/2006 11:08:57 AM PST by YankeeGirl
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To: Gay State Conservative

"If" he was abusing the children in some way, wouldn't there be physical evidence of it?


21 posted on 03/24/2006 11:10:12 AM PST by pnz1
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To: Dustbunny

The prediction here is that he was having an affair, thus the shot in the back as he walked away from her.


22 posted on 03/24/2006 11:10:28 AM PST by TommyDale
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To: stm

He didn't want to go to the swingers club with her. Sent her over the edge.


23 posted on 03/24/2006 11:11:01 AM PST by Al Gator (Remember always to pillage BEFORE you burn!)
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To: YankeeGirl

ping


24 posted on 03/24/2006 11:11:46 AM PST by southland (Nietzsche said God was dead- he lied!)
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To: stm

First thing, everybody blames him! Child molester, wife beater, cheater before anybody knows anything.

Maybe SHE was a cheater and was going to Alabama to meet her mandingo boyfriend to run off to Liberia?

Or she played the internet slots a little too late one night and couldn't tell him they were 100 G's in hock.

Maybe she was too good a friend with Chivas?

Its always the guy, pisses me off!


25 posted on 03/24/2006 11:11:54 AM PST by Shooter1001
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To: SF Republican
A Ministers wife is one tough job.

Another reason for priests not to marry.....

Spare me your flames....

26 posted on 03/24/2006 11:12:04 AM PST by It's me
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To: freeplancer
O.J was innocent and the jury found him so.

Stick to your day job,my friend.Your career prospects as a comic are pretty bleak.

27 posted on 03/24/2006 11:12:06 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
She has confessed

Admitting you shot somebody and confessing to murder are two whole different ball games.

People can come up with a lot of alleged reasons somebody needed shooting.

28 posted on 03/24/2006 11:12:08 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Mayflower Sister

First thought I had as well. If she believed he was abusing one or more of the daughters, it could have pushed her over the edge.


29 posted on 03/24/2006 11:12:18 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: BluH2o
The defense will be ... he's a wife beater, he sodomized the children, he was playing around with another women (one, or all of the aforementioned) or, she's bipolar, suffers from depression, was an abused child, etc.

And it's entirely possible that one or more of those is true -- we don't know. It doesn't excuse her killing him, but it could explain it.

30 posted on 03/24/2006 11:12:44 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Gay State Conservative

I do believe she'll go with the "post partum psychosis" defense.


31 posted on 03/24/2006 11:13:38 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: stm


Shot in the back.

She'll have to claim abuse: of her and/or their little girls.


Both claims would have to be medically proven.


32 posted on 03/24/2006 11:14:38 AM PST by onyx (Elections are in November, 06 ---- 08 can wait!)
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To: YankeeGirl
And of course I feel sorry for the children, whose lives were ripped apart 3 days ago.

Especially right now -- they're in the custody of the state of Alabama, while their father is dead, and their mother's been taken off to jail for killing him.... Poor kids. They're going through hell right now.

33 posted on 03/24/2006 11:15:04 AM PST by r9etb
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To: DCPatriot
This woman will NEVER get the death penalty. You wanna bet on it?

Boy you're really asking for it. Just wait till the FR chapter of the Oprah Nation gets wind of what you said.

34 posted on 03/24/2006 11:17:22 AM PST by skeeter
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To: pnz1
"If" he was abusing the children in some way, wouldn't there be physical evidence of it?

Yes,that would seem likely.Physical abuse would probably be noticed by a teacher or a physician who would be required to report it to state authorities.Sexual abuse might not be as easy to detect except,perhaps,by a physician.

In regards to abuse of the wife,the OJ case would be the textbook case regarding evidence.There were police reports,a conviction,photos,etc.

35 posted on 03/24/2006 11:18:10 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: BluH2o
Of course, and why?

1.) He's no longer around to dispute it. And you just KNOW the defense loy-ahs will come up with two dozen witnesses that will swear he was the devil re-incarnate and the minister thing was just a front.
2.) In our world, it's always someone else's fault.
36 posted on 03/24/2006 11:18:23 AM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of thing s, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: freeplancer

It's a long stretch from "not guilty" to "innocent" sometimes. OJ, Robert Blake, Whacko-Jacko.....need I go any further???


37 posted on 03/24/2006 11:20:33 AM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of thing s, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: It's me
Another reason for priests not to marry.....

Couldn't agree more. priests are much better off with their little boys than -shudder- a wife!

38 posted on 03/24/2006 11:21:09 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: uncitizen
I do believe she'll go with the "post partum psychosis" defense.

Could be.Such a defense might work in Massachusetts or California but I think it would be less successful in a state like Tennessee.

39 posted on 03/24/2006 11:21:21 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: BluH2o

And? If he was a child sodomizer and a wife beater, he deserved to die.


40 posted on 03/24/2006 11:21:22 AM PST by mslee
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To: mslee
And? If he was a child sodomizer and a wife beater, he deserved to die.

No,not necessarily.But if convincing evidence of anything like this is presented I think that many "reasonable men" (and women) would,at least,be inclined to go easier on her than they would if her motive was insurance money,a new boyfriend,or wanting to avoid a divorce court in an effort to get 100% of the family's funds vs 50%.

41 posted on 03/24/2006 11:29:06 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: mslee
And? If he was a child sodomizer and a wife beater, he deserved to die.

Are there any other crimes you think should be legally punishable by death, sentence to be handed down by the victim without the benefit of trial?

42 posted on 03/24/2006 11:32:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: stm
Expect lots of sympathetic coverage in the media. You know, the Andrea Yates crowd.
43 posted on 03/24/2006 11:32:38 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Gay State Conservative

Neither of these are capital offenses, however disgusting and reprehensible. If he was guilty of them it should have been for a court to decide his fate, not his wife and a weapon. Plus, she shot him in the back....so there goes her self defense argument.


44 posted on 03/24/2006 11:33:14 AM PST by stm (You can fix a lot of thing s, but you can't fix stupid)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Some protestant ministers like to have their cake and eat it too.
45 posted on 03/24/2006 11:37:10 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: BluH2o
The defense will be ... he's a wife beater, he sodomized the children, he was playing around with another women (one, or all of the aforementioned) or, she's bipolar, suffers from depression, was an abused child, etc..

Well he was a preacher, and probably treated her as his prize cow

46 posted on 03/24/2006 11:37:56 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: stm
Neither of these are capital offenses, however disgusting and reprehensible. If he was guilty of them it should have been for a court to decide his fate...

I'm inclined to agree.But if,by chance,he *was* engaged in some kind of serious abuse then that abuse could be seen as a mitigating factor regarding exactly what she's guilty of and what punishment she should get.

In fact,nobody knows what *really* happened,other than the guy is dead and the wife has confessed.I,personally,think her lawyer will use the abuse defense or the mental illness defense.The evidence he presents to back up these claims will decide what she deserves,IMO.

47 posted on 03/24/2006 11:41:48 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: The Worthless Miracle
So is Greta Van scarface going to put this story on the air for the next 8 months now?

Yes, of course. And the timing couldn't be better! The Holloway case is about to be solved!!
48 posted on 03/24/2006 11:42:56 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: Gay State Conservative

"If she uses anything like this as her defense,she'd better have proof...."

Honestly, these days I think all that need be done is that SHE point out HE and unless HE can prove 'no' HE is guilty and will be found so in court with a jury. Look at how many guys go up on an ID alone.


49 posted on 03/24/2006 11:45:15 AM PST by TalBlack (I WON'T suffer the journalizing or editorializing of people who are afraid of the enemies of freedom)
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To: org.whodat

Well he was a preacher, and probably treated her as his prize cow

Only in countries that have embraced christianity have women been treated as MORE than prized cows. Your stereotyping is just plain misinformed. Ever wonder why China and the Arab nations don't produce Hillary Clintons? Only nations that were predominantly Christian layed the ground work for freedom for all people of all beliefs.


50 posted on 03/24/2006 11:45:19 AM PST by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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