With the price of oil and gas going up, heating costs are a bitch, but it’s no reason to stab your spouse in the chest. Now 32-year-old Michael Edwards, just convicted on slaying his hubby John Edwards (yes) after a drunken argument over a utilities bill, is the perpetrator of Britain’s first same-sex domestic violence murder and will serve at least 13 years.
Edwards was told by the judge: “You went through a civil ceremony together and in the main you lived happily together thereafter. I am prepared to accept that you now bitterly regret your actions and the loss you have caused.” The killer says he intended to seriously harm his lover, but not to kill him.
Two lessons from this: 1) Never discuss serious financial matters (or anything serious, like Lady Gaga v. Madonna) while wasted; and 2) Killing someone is a form of “serious harm.”
UPDATE: Michael Edwards was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.