Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Improve Your Home: Kill Your Husband

Zoe Kenealy took out a home improvement loan to hire a hit man to kill her husband - obviously a more prudent use of the money than home improvements in the present market. Tim Kenealy, meanwhile, forgives his wife and, on Sky News, described her plot to top him as 'a cry for help'. For some reason, this reminds me of, I think, a Monty Python sketch in which a woman says, 'Yeah, well, he did nail my 'ed to the floor.' Sometimes to err is human, to forgive just plain weird.


  1. My kind of humour that, I knew a man, very nice man, worked for a customer of mine in elberrys favourite place, his son frequented a pub in the town, one of the regulars, the landlady wanted her hubby off the payroll, she persuaded this mans son and his two friends to carry out the task by applying liberal amounts of nookie and a small amount of cash. They managed to knock him off all right but, (and its kind of an important but,) when they buried said landladies spouse, they left his elbow sticking out of the ground, you couldn't make it up, could you? The rest you can imagine, not funny for the the man from the customer, he sold his house to pay for the defence, the barrister probably bought one on the proceeds. The moral of the story, follow Shakespeare, knock off the lawyers

  2. That's a very humerus story, malty.

  3. Hmm. Don't read crime novels, and gave up TV years ago, but can't help feeling there might be a bit more to this story than meets the eye. Plenty of questions, but one obvious one - how was it that, having cooked the idea up, she was able to find a 'neighbour' to do the deed (or at least listen to her request)? The neighbour took £3K of the £4.5K she borrowed and was therefore part of the plot - where he/she?
    In almost 40 years of married life I have 'taken my eye off the ball' many times, and worse, but I have never felt the need to hire a food-taster. Guess I am just too trusting

  4. James, it was indeed, more a tale of human frailty than evil, the father moved heaven and earth to defend his son I think he received a fairly light sentence, he didn't actually do the deed, he was easily led, the mother and father were decent people, who knows what went wrong? anybodies guess. The victim and his family, poor sods.
    I stand by the comment about lawyers.

  5. For some reason, I keep coming back to this post...