United States of America – A woman has been arrested for murder after she allegedly shot her husband dead, and then stabbed herself in the privates numerous times following a heated domestic altercation.
According to prosecutors,Â sixty-six-year-old Linda Doyle from Alabama stabbed herself in the vagina numerous times so that she could falsely claim self-defence.
She was arrested last week after a Baldwin County grand jury returned an indictment against her following a year-long, â€śthorough investigationâ€ť into the case, police said in aÂ news release.
Doyleâ€™s lawyer John Furman bemoaned the decision to charge his client with murder saying that she was also a victim in the case. He went on to say that on the fateful day, the Doyles had had an argumentÂ â€śover sexual demands by the husband and for the first time ever she said no.â€ť
Linda Doyle went to bed that night and Furman says thatâ€™s when it happened. â€śShe was attacked, stabbed multiple times in the vagina with a butcher knife, managed to get out of bed, retrieve a pistol that was in the home for self-defence, and then managed to shoot and kill her assailant, which was her husband.â€ť
Furman went on to say that his client was a long-suffering victim of domestic abuse.
â€śItâ€™s a tragic situation all the way around but the tragedy is only compounded at this point by trying to charge her with a homicide,â€ť Furman said.
However, the prosecution is adamant that Linda stabbed herself as a way to escape criminal charges. Patrick Doggett, an assistant district attorney prosecuting the case told WKRG,
â€śBased on the evidence that has been recovered at this time, we donâ€™t believe that Mr Doyle inflicted those,â€ť
Linda was later released on $100,000 bond. Her next court appearance is set for Jan. 15, 2021.
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