By now, most of you have probably read about this case: Matthew Phelps, a graduate of Clear Creek Bible College and aspiring pastor, admitted to stabbing his wife to death, claiming that he had taken too much cold medicine. I have some friends who initially gave credence to his attempt at the Twinkie Defense, but–looking at his mug shot–I immediately dismissed that, as it is very clear that he was in a fight with someone who, go ahead and call me sexist for saying this, “fought like a girl”.
He did not accidentally kill his wife; this was a fight that ended in a stabbing.
I had friends who suggested that they looked like the “perfect” couple. I suggested that the facts will reveal a marriage that was very far from perfect, and–beneath the appearances–was a very
Well, the veneer of the perfect couple is beginning to unravel, as I long suspected it would: Matthew Phelps was previously married. (HT to Amy Smith of Watchkeep via FB.)
And while I realize that having a prior marriage does not a murderer make, it does show that Phelps’ character was at variance with the image he projected.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times:
(1) Charisma is not character.
(2) You CANNOT outrun your character. Your character will ALWAYS catch up with you.
Hold on to your seats, ladies and gentlemen.
Class is dismissed for recess.