Her google searches in furtherance of her plan, dubbed “operation custody”, were similarly telling: “How to get away with murder…How to make a silencer….”
Rosa Hill, age 35 and her mother, Mei Li, 57, faced a California jury this week for the attempted murder of Rosa’s ex-husband Eric Hill and the murder of his 91 year-old mother, Selma Hill.
Despite her accusations that her ex-husband had molested Elizabeth, a court awarded custody of the child to Mr. Hill, who lived with his mother Selma Hill.
Rosa and her mother were aghast when the custody order was made in the face of their allegations of his history of mentally instability and psychiatric hospitalizations.
After months of planning, Rosa and her mother went to the Hill home and tasered Eric Hill and his mother. Eric’s mother did not survive the attack. Her battered body was discovered by police stuffed in a trash can. Both Rosa Hill and her mother were arrested at the scene. Rosa’s father was charged as an accessory to the crimes.
An unusual one-off event? Not at all. The number of murders and murder-sucides linked to divorce disputes is frightening.
This week alone the media highlighted several of these stories including the case of Allan Schonenborn who murdered his three young children in British Columbia in a vendetta against their mother. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity, and recently sought escorted passes to visit the mall and have coffee.
Cardiologist Dr. Guy Turcotte’s trial for the murder of his children, ages 5 and 3, began in Montreal this week. He and his wife, another doctor, had separated shortly before the murders and his failed suicide attempt.
And finally, a husband in Ft. Lauderdale this week was so incensed with the court’s orders that he began beating his estranged wife right in the courtroom before he was tasered by authorities.
The last word, however, goes to grandfather David White in New Zealand whose daughter was murdered by her millionaire husband, Greg Meads. This week Mr. Meads was sentenced to 11 years in prison and ordered to pay $65,000 in compensation to Mr. White, who would now raise his grandchildren. White bitterly remarked: “It’s cheaper to murder your wife than to divorce her.”
Lawdiva aka Georgialee Lang