Dr. Helen

Husband-Wife Homicides

I was doing some research on spousal homicides and came across a 1986 article in a Duke law journal by Vanderbilt professor Margaret Howard. The data she found was rather fascinating, for example, men were more likely to be killed by wives in the kitchen with a knife and women were more likely to be killed in the bedroom, with men using a variety of weapons.

You can read the article here. Also note that in this particular article, husbands and wives were said to be killed in fairly equal numbers.