Skip to comments.Police: Slain Minister's Wife Confessed to His Murder
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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So is Greta Van scarface going to put this story on the air for the next 8 months now?
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.
How many time have you seen a perp's confession recanted as soon as the loy-ahs get a hold of her?
Prediction: He molested on of the daughters.
A Ministers wife is one tough job.
"Prediction: He molested on of the daughters."
Well, that's entirely possible. I guess we'll have to wait until there's more information.
I figured she killed him. Why is what every one is wondering.
She killed a white male hetero christian, she should probably for prsident of NOW.
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?
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..
O.J was innocent and the jury found him so. What are you talking about? Did he get introuble lately or something?
Waiting for more information. How quaint. Speculation is some much more 'fun'. UGH.
Not only that, but he hit her and she was scared for her life. bastard.
Is that an actual attempt at an excuse or a punchline?
I'm such a party pooper.
I wonder if Katie Colonic will come to her defense like she did Andrea Yates.
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!
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.
"If" he was abusing the children in some way, wouldn't there be physical evidence of it?
The prediction here is that he was having an affair, thus the shot in the back as he walked away from her.
He didn't want to go to the swingers club with her. Sent her over the edge.
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!
Another reason for priests not to marry.....
Spare me your flames....
Stick to your day job,my friend.Your career prospects as a comic are pretty bleak.
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.
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.
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.
I do believe she'll go with the "post partum psychosis" defense.
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.
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.
Boy you're really asking for it. Just wait till the FR chapter of the Oprah Nation gets wind of what you said.
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.
It's a long stretch from "not guilty" to "innocent" sometimes. OJ, Robert Blake, Whacko-Jacko.....need I go any further???
Couldn't agree more. priests are much better off with their little boys than -shudder- a wife!
Could be.Such a defense might work in Massachusetts or California but I think it would be less successful in a state like Tennessee.
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%.
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?
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.
Well he was a preacher, and probably treated her as his prize cow
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.
"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.
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.