Monday, January 24, 2011

DV Murder in Clayton County

According to WSB Channel 2, a Clayton County man called police on Thursday and confessed to strangling his wife to death.

Daniel said [Drew] Shepard’s wife, Aletha, was sitting at a computer when he approached her and attacked.

“He did use his hands, put them around her throat. There was a struggle. She began to fight back. He came from behind, and it appears it was a case of manual strangulation," Daniel said.
This case pretty clearly refutes the idea that DV homicides are crimes of passion that happen when emotions are running high. This couple was not in the middle of a fight. The victim wasn't doing anything to provoke his anger. According to his own account, she was seated and he came up behind her and used his own hands to kill her. This certainly doesn't sound like a man who just lost it.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shepard family.

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