From the Associated Press :
A man who got angry with his wife because she wanted to cuddle after sex when what he really wanted to do was watch sports on television was sentenced to death for killing her with a claw hammer.
Christopher Offord, 30, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge Dedee Costello, who said the brutality of the crime outweighed any mental problems Offord may have had.
“The defendant struck his wife approximately 70 individual blows after spending a happy interlude with her,” the judge said. “Her desire to cuddle after sex does not justify the extremely violent, brutal response of the defendant.”
Offord pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 slaying of Dana Noser, 40, at his apartment.
He confessed to a bartender at a sports bar before his arrest. He told investigators that his wife had been nagging him to come back to bed.
Though this monster deserves a serious sentence for his horrific crimes, I would hope the judge would also consider that he’s also provided Jim Rome with at least an hour’s worth of subject matter.
The charms of cuddling after sex are lost on some, I understand, but there’s no better environment to change one’s mind than a Florida maximum security prison. If they don’t get ESPN, what else is there to do?