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August 07, 2005

He Wanted To Watch Sports, She Wanted To Cuddle... So He Killed Her

So, like, I guess he won the argument.

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.

Christopher Offord, 30, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge Dedee Costello, who said the brutality of the crime outweighed any mental problems Offord may have had.

"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."

Justify 70 blows with a claw-hammer? Of course not.

But a mitigating factor at least? That's a tougher call.

It's a very surprising case all around.

I mean, he doesn't look like the sort of guy who'd kill a woman with seventy blows from a claw-hammer, just because she wanted to snuggle.

It's not like he's got dem crazy-eyes or anything.

Thanks to Chickpea.


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