Nelson Murderer Confesses

57-year-old Betty Gowen has confessed to the murder of her 63-year-old husband in Shipman on the 17th. The two had a history of domestic disputes, and Sheriff Gary Brantley described the murder as “not unexpected.” The story is in today’s Progress.

2 Responses to “Nelson Murderer Confesses”

  • “Not unexpected”? What on earth does that mean? Was someone actually expecting Mrs. Gowen to go off and kill her husband? If so, why the heck didn’t they inform the police? I suspect this quote just may be taken out of context and actually means something else. Or at least I hope it does.

  • It was indeed a bit out of context (the danger of partial quotes without the accompanying caveats). According to the DP, the original statement was:

    “You never expect these kind of things, but when you’re having those kinds of problems, it’s not unexpected either,” [Gary] Brantley said. “They’d spent quite a lot of time in court with domestic problems, those two.”

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