A high percentage of crimes are committed by family members against each other, which is a terrible thing, but this one really stands out:
Emily Dearden, a New York Police Department psychologist — oh, the irony! — pleaded guilty last week to shooting her husband in the head on Nov. 14, 2013. Dearden might have gotten away with the crime except that her husband survived the ordeal, CBS News reported.
Kenneth Dearden, the husband, woke up that morning with a horrific headache and with blood all over his pillow. He found his wife lying on the floor downstairs. She claimed she had been knocked unconscious by intruders.
“I got hit hard on the left side of my head … I don’t know who hit me. I never saw it coming. The next thing that I became aware of was my husband, Ken, shaking me, asking me what happened,” Emily said in her statement.
Kenneth Dearden went to the hospital for the pain he was experiencing. The doctors gave him what was probably the surprise of his life when they told him he had been shot in the head with a .22-caliber firearm, the slug having lodged in his jaw.
The Lower Hudson Journal reported that Dearden believed that his wife, whom he had suspected of having an affair, was behind the shooting, and he filed a lawsuit against her, calling it a “sadistic attack by the adulterous wife on her husband.” This was in addition to criminal charges, of course.
There are a lot of sick people in this world. Instead of just confessing to the affair and getting a divorce, this lady thought that committing murder would be a better avenue. Now she’ll be spending many years in jail, thinking about how stupid she was.
She faces a maximum sentence of 15 years.
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