Monday, January 4, 2010

Other Cases of Mother in Laws who Have Murdered Their Daughter in Laws

 For some extra reading, here are a few more stories of mother in laws who have murdered or solicited the murder of their daughter in laws. These cases are not affiliated with the movie or the true story above that inspired the movie.

2009 Snellville, Georgia Mother in Law Killed Daughter in Law

In 2009 Heather Stube was in a bitter custody battle with her husband Stephen Strube. Mother in law Johanna Hayes took matters into her own hands when she  killed her daughter in law in a Target parking lot in Snellville, Georgia. The mother in law was wearing a wig and mustache when she shot her daughter in law in the head. She was picked out of a photo line up by a witness to the shooting. The witness said it was obvious the woman was wearing a disguise. She was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 2011. She was murdered because she did not want Heather Strube to gain custody of her grandchild. She cried and told the court that she would never hurt anyone much less her daughter in law. She was also ordered not to have any contact with her grandson. Her grandson, Carson, who was just 18 months old,  witnessed the attack. The child is now in the custody of her maternal grandparents.