Woman says she killed GOP politician’s husband in self-defense, then prosecutor reveals how victim was found
A New Jersey woman who claimed she killed her husband to protect herself was denied release from prison after prosecutors tried to find holes in her story during a hearing Tuesday.
Marylou Wigglesworth is accused of killing her husband David Wigglesworth on Christmas Day. Atlantic City Press.
According to the probable cause affidavit, when she called 911 to call the police to her home, she said that struggle happening according to Press.
However, during Tuesday’s hearing, Assistant Attorney for Atlantic County Seth Levy said David Wigglesworth was “naked and in bed with the TV on” when he was killed.
At the end of the hearing, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Wilde ordered Maryluh Wigglesworth to be held in jail because of the “gravity of the charge” against her.
Her next hearing is set for February 6.
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David Wigglesworth unsuccessfully tried to get into the Hamilton Township committee in 2019 while running for the Republican nomination. He also served on the city’s planning board and was a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City. WKXW.
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Melissa Rosenblum and Jonathan Diego, lawyers representing Marylou Wigglesworth, said she was “charged up” for defending herself and told the judge she was “fearing for her life,” the press reported.
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Marylou Wigglesworth did not deny shooting her husband.
During the hearing, Rosenblum stated that the defendant had bruises and injuries to her arms and torso from the events of the night she shot her husband and asked if there were police photographs of support.
“What the State has not done or presented, Your Honor, is that when she spoke to policeshe confessed to shooting him,” Rosenblum said.
“She told the officers at least six times that there was a fight and a brawl. They never took a picture of her that night to see what her injuries or bruises were, or at least I didn’t get any, Your Honor,” Rosenblum said.
Although Rosenblum tried to argue that Marylou Wigglesworth was not a threat to society, Levy said the incident showed that she could be violent.
“The fact that she did not resort to violence towards the rest of the community is good; however, she was very violent that night,” Levy said.
Diego and Rosenblum’s statement says the truth will come out eventually.
“The tragedy happened on Christmas Eve. Miss Wigglesworth is innocent of the charges against her. … The facts of that heartbreaking evening will be revealed in court, not in the court of public opinion,” the statement said. NBC.
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