Wow. I can't believe people sometimes. I watch a lot of crime TV and of course, as part of my psychology program, I read a lot about abnormal psychology. At the moment, I am watching a story about a husband of 15 years who tried several different means of killing his wife. He started with placing his children's toys on the stairs like matchbox cars, marbles, and so forth. That didn't work.
He then moved on to rat poison in his wife's food and drink. His wife thought something was wrong so she stopped eating and drinking the food at home. She still wasn't sure though so she stayed with him. Since he couldn't poison her through food or drink, he went one step further...he put the rat poison on the outside of a condom before they had sex. His wife was horribly ill with stomach flu symptoms, but it didn't kill her. Long story short, he went away on a business trip, the wife changed the locks, he went to jail, and she divorced him.
As a divorce attorney, I've heard a lot of weird stories. And when I say weird, I mean really weird. But regardless of the odd things going on in people's marriages, none of them were murderous. I suppose I should give credit to people for getting divorced as opposed to murdering their spouses. It's just amazing to me that anyone would consider homicide (outside of the situations where it is warranted such as self-defense). As a lawyer and soon-to-be therapist, I realize there are a number of factors that go into someone's choices in terms of murder, but at the end of the day, it still is just so sad that anyone would be so desperate (in any way) as to consider killing their spouse.