Won’t happen again

Sources: The Daily Standard (Sikeston, Missouri) - Feb 11, 1956; Bridgeport Telegram (Connecticut) - Apr 4, 1955.

"Won't Happen Again"
Mrs. Florence Pinkney, 48, of Stamford, pleaded her own case to the board. She shot her husband and was convicted of manslaughter a year ago, receiving 8 to 12 years. "I'm sorry. It won't happen again," Mrs. Pinkney sobbed to the board members.
State's Attorney Lorin W. Willis advised the board Mrs. Pinkney shot her husband after he objected when she threw her hat on a newly-acquired television set. He didn't want it scratched, Willis added.
"I didn't know the gun was loaded," Mrs. Pinkney said tearfully.
"Why did you pull the trigger?" Associate Justice Edward J. Daly, a board member, asked.
"I don't remember," she answered.
"Why did you aim the gun at your husband's head?" Justice Daly persisted.
"He was sitting in front of me," Mrs. Pinkney explained.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 19, 2015
     Category: Crime | Prisons | 1950s

Turn her loose. I'm pretty sure she'll not do it again. (Unless she goes and digs the dude up.)
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/19/15 at 11:55 PM
Shot her husband? Well she darn sure could do it again if she gets out and remarries.
Well, did she get released? Inquiring minds want to know!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/20/15 at 05:40 AM
Wait a minute there Missy: you trying to tell me that youse women use to be given permission to marry more than once??? I mean, seriously, what right thinking patriarchal society would even consider such a condition?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/20/15 at 05:52 AM
Patty — I can't find any follow-up report.
Posted by Alex on 07/20/15 at 09:32 AM
It isn't hard to sympathize with hubby's irritation when she threw her hat on top of the telly. Many were crafted to be pieces of fine furniture that fit in with the decor and could cost nearly as much as a new car.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 07/20/15 at 09:37 AM
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