From the National Post…
Posted: April 23, 2010, 9:55 PM by Erin Valois
SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man is accused of murdering his wife and torching their home following a dispute over an NHL playoff game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators Thursday night.
WPXI in South Fayette, Pa., reported Friday that — according to investigators — Robert Abrams stabbed his wife and beat her with a hammer. She was apparently angry because her husband insisted on staying up late to watch the Penguins and Senators battle it out in a triple overtime thriller, won by the Senators 4-3.
“She had 10 episodes of blunt force trauma to the head resulting in multiple skull fractures,” medical examiner Dr. Carl Williams told the Pittsburgh-area news station. “In addition, she had at least four stab wounds to the chest.”
The man attempted to cover the incident up, WPXI reported, telling witnesses that the family dog may have knocked over a candle. Abrams reportedly told witnesses that he jumped from a window to escape the flames.
He is charged with criminal homicide, arson and abuse of a human corpse.
Yikes. Hopefully the Pennsylvania justice system is more impartial than the referees calling the Senators/Penguins series.
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