In a case of justice, a Minnesota resident has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife and his unborn daughter. He is incarcerated for two consecutive life sentences without parole, one for the murder of 37-year-old wife, and one for their unborn daughter. He was pronounced guilty of two counts of first degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder.
The body of his wife, who was 15 weeks pregnant with his unborn child, was found in their townhouse on March 7, 2013. He maintained throughout the trial that he was innocent and came home that day to find his wife dead.
Prosecutors pointed out that his wife was planning to leave him because he continually lied to her about their finances. It was made apparent during the trial that he used her credit cards without her permission. It was also mentioned that they argued about this extensively within the ear-shot of other people and that his wife was so distraught that she threatened to turn him into the police for illegally accessing her credit cards.
The prosecutors said that internet searches were found on his computer regarding how to break someone's neck and also how hard a person has to fall down steps to die. His wife died of strangulation.
Everyone has the right to a fair trial and all are innocent until being found guilty. No newspaper article can fully tell the entire story so it is important that, if you find yourself in this type of situation, that you reach out to a qualified attorney in Minnesota. This man has no chance now outside of the means of an appeal.
Seeking an attorney at the onset of charges gives your legal team a chance to fully investigate all aspects of the case, such as previous abuse or charges that may come into play. This man claimed his innocence and there was no mention of any previous domestic violence. The main evidence used in this case appeared to be only the searches found on his computer, which could have been made by another party.
Source: WCCO, "Man Gets 2 Life Sentences for Murdering Wife, Unborn Child" No author given, Dec. 17, 2013