Lancaster, PA. Small town USA. Wholesome. Close to Amish country.
Where an affluent, 40-something member (Husband) of a successful funeral home-owning family lived with his Wife and four Children.
The Man had a string of affairs, finally becoming obsessed with one of them (Mistress).
And so, Man allegedly strangled, beat and then drowned Wife, to get her out of the way.
Man planned to marry Mistress. And divorce is such a bother.
Even after his arrest and during his trial, Man continued his obsessive e-mails and calls with Mistress, looking forward to their future together.
And now Man stands convicted of first degree murder, sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Children, now orphans, in effect, are living with relatives.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic violence is not a problem limited to any particular economic status, social status, ethnic status or geographic location.
It can happen to anyone, anywhere … by anyone.
Just ask Man’s family.