During a Tuesday hearing, prosecutors attempted to debunk the account of a New Jersey lady who claimed she murdered her husband in self-defense. As a result, she was refused bail.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, Marylue Wigglesworth is suspected of killing her husband, David Wigglesworth, on Christmas Day.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, she reported a dispute when she called 911 to summon police to her house, as reported by the Press.
During Tuesday’s hearing, however, Atlantic County Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy stated that David Wigglesworth was slain while “naked and in bed with the television on.”
At the end of the hearing, Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Patricia M. Wild ordered Marylue Wigglesworth held in jail due to the “severity of the charge” against her.
Her next hearing is slated on Feb. 6.
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David Wigglesworth ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for a seat on the Hamilton Township Committee in 2019. He also served on the township’s planning board and was a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, according to WKXW.
The Press reported that Melissa Rosenblum and Jonathan Diego, Marylue Wigglesworth’s attorneys, stated that she was “overcharged” for defending herself and that she “feared for her life.”
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Marylue Wigglesworth has not disputed shooting her husband.
During the hearing, Rosenblum stated that the accused had bruising and injuries on her arms and body from the night she shot her husband, and he questioned if police had taken photographs to back this claim.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
“What the state did not do and did not present, your honor, is that when she did talk to the police, she admitted that she shot him,” Rosenblum said.
“She stated at least six times to the officers that there was a fight and an altercation. They never took pictures of her that night to see what her injuries or bruising were, or at least I have not received them, your honor,” Rosenblum said. CONTINUE READING…