Man convicted of beating his wife to death with a frying pan when she found out he was $600,000 in debt

Man convicted of beating his wife to death with a frying pan when she found out he was $600,000 in debt

But Christians often say that marriage makes people more mature and loving!

A married person would never, ever murder his wife!

But this guy obviously wasn’t a gender complementarian, because he would’ve used a more manly murder weapon, not a frying pan which is supposed to be in the province of women following traditional gender roles.

(Link): Man convicted of beating his wife to death with a frying pan when she found out he was $600,000 in debt

  • Patrick Allen had been trying to hide the family’s financial difficulties from his wife, Kimberly, before the argument that led to her death in 2011
  • Allen, 47, of Middletown, had been concealing the fact that they were about to lose their home to foreclosure, prosecutors said
  • He also had more than $600,000 in debt, between two mortgages on the family’s house and $25,000 in credit card debt
  • A New Jersey man was convicted of murder on Thursday for bludgeoning his wife with a frying pan then strangling her, apparently after they argued over the dire state of their finances.

    Former securities salesman Patrick Allen had been trying to hide the family’s financial difficulties from his wife, Kimberly, before the argument that led to her death in 2011, prosecutors said.

    Allen, 47, of Middletown, had been concealing the fact that they were about to lose their home to foreclosure, prosecutors said.

  • He also had more than $600,000 in debt, between two mortgages on the family’s house and $25,000 in credit card debt, they said.

    Prosecutors claimed an argument ensued when his wife learned of the situation and Allen killed her while the couple’s two children were at school.

2 thoughts on “Man convicted of beating his wife to death with a frying pan when she found out he was $600,000 in debt”

  1. This is a shame. I am a Christian, but I do not attend an institutional church. I worship at home, listening to sermons on the internet and reading my bible. have you considered worshipping with a home based Christian group? They tend to be less rigid than institutional churches. I agree with you that marriage does not necessarily make a person better or more mature. Some of the most immature people that I know are married people. I am single, never married and over 45. I understand what you are going through as far as being single is concerned. A very dear close friend of mine committed suicide last month. He was not a Christian, but a secular Jew. We were good friends for almost five years. He had been suffering from severe sleep problems and pain problems. He lived in Florida and I lived in Ohio. We would talk on the phone almost every day. We even met in person back in 2011. I thought that this man was going to be my husband, but unfortunately, it did not work out . I have resigned myself to being single. It is not too bad for me. I have good health, a job, a place to live, etc. I try not to be bitter about my singleness. I had wanted to be married by age 35 or even 40, but it has not happened. I am also African American. It is 20 times worse for single Black women to find a suitable mate. I try to stay focused on Jesus Christ and not on earthly things. I also try to avoid getting involved in the latest “Christian” trends, fads, movements, and false teachings. I think a lot of people, married and single, find disillusionment in their Christian walk because they have believed the lies of the prosperity gospel. The prosperity gospel puts forth the false promise of an easy life, with riches, good health, a spouse and a nice home in the suburbs. The bible does not teach this at all. In fact, the bible teaches the very opposite. It was nice reading your blog. take care.

    1. Hello, slewis1.

      Thank you for your comments. I hope you come back some time to the blog.

      I am very sorry for your loss. I too had a friend who committed suicide several years ago.

      I agree that the prosperity Gospel does put forth a false view of life and God. They also have a tendency to blame you or if when something goes wrong in your life – they will tell you that you are having problems because you’re not praying enough, or you lack faith. That is not what the Bible teaches at all.

      I will consider the home church thing, but I don’t know. At this point in time, I’m pretty cautious of anyone who identifies as Christian. I’ve posted many news stories on this blog of people who claim to be Christians, yet they get arrested for murder or child porn or whatever.

      You said,

      I had wanted to be married by age 35 or even 40, but it has not happened. I am also African American. It is 20 times worse for single Black women to find a suitable mate.

      I’m very sorry your dream or hope of marriage did not come to pass. I’m in my early 40s and have never married, though I had hoped to be. I did have a fiance’ but I broke up with him.

      I provided several links on this blog to an atheist black lady who has a dating podcast – her name is Deborrah Cooper.

      She may be an atheist (and I’m a white lady), but I found myself totally relating to her comments on her show. Here is one link to some of her material on my blog:

      (Link): Why Nice Guys Don’t Get Picked by Women (podcast)

      Again, I am sorry for your loss. My mother died a few years ago, and that was a very difficult death to get through, in addition to my friend who committed suicide a few years before that.

      I wish you well, and I again thank you for leaving comments on the blog (I also read the other comment you left on the other thread).

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