Husband ‘Killed Wife Who Taunted Him About Sex and Left Him For Old School Pal’
I’m still waiting to see examples of how marriage makes people more godly, mature, and responsible, as 99% of conservative Christians and secular and religious conservative think tanks keep claiming.
I keep seeing examples in the news of married people who rape and murder each other, or other people.
David Thomas, 74, told the Old Bailey he struck his wife Sheila’s head at their former matrimonial home in Herne Hill, south London – but he denies murder
17 Jan 2019
By Sam Corbishley
…David Thomas, 74, told jurors he struck Shelia, 69, over the head with a walking stick while in a daze.
He said they had been arguing but denied that he had been lying in wait for his wife to ‘seek revenge.’
Sheila had stopped by to collect some belongings from their former matrimonial home in Herne Hill, south London, it is claimed.
After demanding she tell him where she was now living, Thomas hit her with a shillelagh – an Irish walking stick – on July 24 last year, it is alleged.
Thomas told the Old Bailey jury he was in the house when his wife turned up, but she pushed him away when he tried to kiss her on the cheek in the hallway.
“I loved her very much. I wanted her back,” he told the court.
“Then she started punching me. We were arguing. I think I said to her: ‘Why don’t you tell me where you are living.’
“I was worried about her. She was going on about her sex life. We had been in separate beds for a long time.”
Thomas said he knew his wife had been unfaithful several times.
“She kept on about this sex business. I think I called her a whore,” he recalled.
Thomas claimed his wife then told him two of his three daughters where not his.
“I can’t really explain how that made me feel,” he told the jury.
He said his wife then dashed into the kitchen and grabbed a knife.
“I ran up the stairs and she chased after me,” he said.
It was at this point he grabbed the shillelagh. “I hit her with it. I struck her head,” he said
…The couple married in 1966, but Sheila had claimed that life with Thomas had ‘been hell’ and described having felt unhappy in the relationship for the past four decades.
She called an end to it at the end of June last year after beginning an affair with Victor Cassar, also 74, an old teenage friend she reunited with months earlier on Facebook.