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LincolnparkRed
07-06-2005, 12:30 PM
Suprised that he only got six years.


Wife stabbed 112 times over affair
By Simon de Bruxelles



AN IMPOTENT husband who encouraged his wife to sleep with other men stabbed her to death when she told him that she was leaving for a lover 30 years her junior.

Christopher Willsher, 53, lost control and attacked his wife, Jeanette, with a kitchen knife, stabbing her 112 times. Willsher was sentenced yesterday to six years imprisonment after a judge at Plymouth Crown Court accepted his plea of guilty to manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility.

The court was told that Willsher had entered into the unconventional arrangement with his 48-year-old wife after diabetes, chronic alcohol abuse and heart problems prevented him having sex.

Over two years the Willshers “picked up” at least 14 men for sex. But when Mrs Willsher fell for one of the youngest of her lovers and told her husband that she was leaving, he could not stand the situation any longer. Mr Justice Owen, the judge, said that difficulties arose when Willsher’s failing health led to his impotence.

He said: “As a result, in a desperate bid to keep your wife, you tolerated what many would find intolerable.”

Willsher had told the court that his wife was “the only true love I have ever known” and he could not bear the thought of her leaving him.

The judge said: “He lost by his own hand the one person he loved.” The Willshers lived in a modern end-of-terrace house in the Ham district of Plymouth. They married in 1982 and ran a carpet-cleaning company together. The couple have a son, also called Chris, who is 21.

Mrs Willsher complained that her husband had a controlling personality and she felt like a prisoner in his home.

As Willsher’s physical health deteriorated, so did his mental state. He became depressed and suffered from rages and mood swings. He drank heavily and smoked cannabis.

After the killing of his lover in November last year, Sean Beaver, 18, told how he heard through a friend of Mrs Willsher’s appetite for young men.

They began an affair. Most of Mrs Willsher’s liaisons were one-night stands, but her affair with Mr Beaver developed into a relationship. Mr Beaver said: “Chris was getting a bit jealous. They used to have arguments all the time because of me.” On the day that Mrs Willsher was killed, Mr Beaver had asked her to move in with him.

The Willshers’ final confrontation took place in the hall of their home. Mr Willsher begged his wife not to leave then killed her. Their son witnessed the attack. Anthony Smith, QC, defending, said that the marriage had been happy until impotence struck. Mr Smith said: “He loved her and was besotted. What he did he did because he wanted to keep his wife.”

TRF
07-06-2005, 12:34 PM
112?

I'd think you would get tired at around 40-45.

112?

westofyou
07-06-2005, 12:50 PM
112?

I'd think you would get tired at around 40-45.

112?

Good Fundamentals

Roy Tucker
07-06-2005, 12:57 PM
So, if I make a lot of really bad life decisions and then get depressed over the downturn my life is taking and then go on a killing rampage, that's OK because I was depressed?

I'll have to remember this.

KittyDuran
07-06-2005, 01:15 PM
So, if I make a lot of really bad life decisions and then get depressed over the downturn my life is taking and then go on a killing rampage, that's OK because I was depressed?

I'll have to remember this.Only if you move to England, Roy... :)

KronoRed
07-06-2005, 01:15 PM
6 years?? that's just wrong :eek:

KittyDuran
07-06-2005, 01:17 PM
Link to the article...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1682065,00.html

Johnny Footstool
07-06-2005, 01:21 PM
They began an affair. Most of Mrs Willsher’s liaisons were one-night stands, but her affair with Mr Beaver developed into a relationship. Mr Beaver said: “Chris was getting a bit jealous. They used to have arguments all the time because of me.” On the day that Mrs Willsher was killed, Mr Beaver had asked her to move in with him.

I know this is a tragedy, but man oh man, I can't read that without laughing.

CrackerJack
07-06-2005, 01:40 PM
I don't understand why violence, extreme or otherwise, is so tolerated in this country (I don't care about any other countries this is my country).

A homicide or manslaughter or murder conviction should automatically come with a life sentence w/o parole.

I just don't understand this case or this ruling at all, or why more people aren't enraged by murderers, rapists and child molesters who are allowed back into society...ever.

At what point in our so-called evolution as human beings do we simply put our foot down on violent people and say enough is enough?

There should be no second chances for murder, just as the victim has none.

Sick country we live in, completely twisted, mainstream folks to politicians to law makers and everyone else.


He said: “As a result, in a desperate bid to keep your wife, you tolerated what many would find intolerable.”


What "many" would find intolerable? How about anyone and everyone with an ounce of intelligence and humanity?

BuckU
07-06-2005, 01:52 PM
3 words...

Erectile Dysfunction prescription?

KittyDuran
07-06-2005, 02:14 PM
I don't understand why violence, extreme or otherwise, is so tolerated in this country (I don't care about any other countries this is my country).

A homicide or manslaughter or murder conviction should automatically come with a life sentence w/o parole.

I just don't understand this case or this ruling at all, or why more people aren't enraged by murderers, rapists and child molesters who are allowed back into society...ever.

At what point in our so-called evolution as human beings do we simply put our foot down on violent people and say enough is enough?

There should be no second chances for murder, just as the victim has none.

Sick country we live in, completely twisted, mainstream folks to politicians to law makers and everyone else.




What "many" would find intolerable? How about anyone and everyone with an ounce of intelligence and humanity?This happened in England...

15fan
07-06-2005, 02:29 PM
Maybe it was a butter knife. Or one of those flimsy plastic knives they toss in the bag when you get takeout for dinner. Always takes a little longer to finish the job with either of those implements.

"Anthony Smith, QC, defending, said that the marriage had been happy until impotence struck. Mr Smith said: “He loved her and was besotted."

Besotted? Cool use of the English language.

Finally, am I wrong for wanting to email Kasey Kasem with a long distance dedication on American Top 40? This whole story is just screaming for someone to request "Used to Love Her" by Guns 'N Roses.