Monday, November 26, 2007

Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Econ Professors

by Ken Houghton

There may be a tenure-track spot available at Penn.
A former Ivy League professor pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter for killing his wife as she wrapped Christmas presents last year....

"We started a discussion about that. The discussion was tense," Robb said. "We were both anxious about it. We both got angry. At one point, Ellen pushed me. ... I just lost it."

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I'd like to know why in the world this guy is getting no more than seven years after bludgeoning his wife and staging the scene to make it appear that something else had happened? "I just lost it", is hardly a defense! If he "just lost it" in traffic, or with his child, after he gets out, won't he just do something again? Obviously, the man has no self-control. The punishment is out of proportion with the crime; what a travesty of justice!
I was wondering that, too, but I figure that The Usual Spots will figure it out.

Voluntary manslaughter sounds about right as the charge, though.
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