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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Justifiable homicide

The following article appeared in yesterday's NY Daily News:

Enraged wife stabs husband to death after finding X-rated porno DVD in apartment.

An enraged Brooklyn woman stabbed her husband to death after finding a porno flick in their apartment, police said Friday.

Shellyann Henry, 32, discovered the X-rated DVD in the family's Bushwick home Thursday night and confronted her husband. They began to fight - in front of one of their children - and Henry grabbed a kitchen knife.

Police said she repeatedly plunged the knife into Rudolph Henry's chest about 9:40 p.m., bringing a violent end to what neighbors say had long been tumultuous relationship.

"She's a great mom, but she lost it," said neighbor Dawn Springs, 26. "She was screaming to police that he [had] porn with their 4-year-old son."

The accused killer dropped the bloody knife and called 911. Police and paramedics raced to the scene, but Rudolph Henry couldn't be saved. His wife stayed in the third-floor apartment on Wilson Ave. where she was arrested.

Shellyann Henry has three children - 17, 4, and a newborn. Investigators believe the 4-year-old boy witnessed the murder.

According to neighbor Dawn Springs, Shellyann was "a great mom." She does seem to have had some mixed up ideas about child rearing, though. She evidently felt that her 4-year-old son would be permanently scarred by being in the same house with an X-rated DVD -- but that witnessing his mother hack his father to death would not be so traumatic.

Hard to predict a bright future for the 4-year-old. Or the newborn.

But at least one good thing came out of the whole episode: one of those porn-watchers finally got what he deserved.

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