Alleged Battered Wife Sentenced to Twenty-Five Years for Divorce by Homicide Gets New Trial On Punishment

Wife is convicted of stabbing Husband to death, nearly 200 times.

Wife is sentenced to twenty-five years’ imprisonment.

Wife appeals the sentencing.

Wife is granted a new trial as to punishment.

Wife argues that she was a battered spouse who acted in the heat of passion. She is seeking probation.

The prosecution argues that Wife was an angry wife who achieved a divorce by homicide.

If the murder was in the heat of passion, the maximum sentence is twenty years.

Read more in this Houston Chronicle article: DA calls Jeffrey Wright’s death ‘divorce by homicide’.