The Heat of Passion Doctrine: Killing Your Spouse & Getting Away with Murder
In Maryland, 1994, Kenneth Peacock returned home to find his wife of several years in bed with another man.
After chasing the man out of the house at gunpoint, he spent several more hours drinking and arguing with his adulterous wife before shooting her in the head with his single shot rifle (the second shot killer her as the first was shot hit the wall just above her head).
Thanks to the Heat of Passion Defense, Peacock was able to get his first-degree murder charge reduced to voluntary manslaughter and thanks to soft heart judge only served 18 months in a work release program.
Several Americans may not know about the Heat of Passion Doctrine, nor may they realize that this legal defense is allow both Husbands and Wives to kill their significant other in cold blood for cheating... in the marital relationship
- Veenstra/Exploited Publishing Inc, March 2011
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