Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Enraged Dad Beats Wife To Death With Flashlight

Man Beats His Wife to Death for Understandable Reasons

Facsimile of the actual murder weapon

October 7, 2011

A New Hampshire dad, Chris Smeltzer, returned home from work one day to find his wife had murdered their 4 year-old son, attempted to murder their 7 year-old daughter, who survived, and was trying to hang herself.

He grabbed the nearest weapon, a flashlight, and beat his wife to death.

Now, society must decide whether or not Chris' enraged response, admittedly wrong, requires him to spend the next 10 to 20 years of his life in prison.

What would you have done as a parent under the same or similar circumstances? Answer in the comments section below.

The Editor

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