Wife Stabs Husband to Death for Suspected Child Pornography Problem

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What could make you stab your husband to death besides self-defense? An affair? Molesting your children? Let's face it, sometimes people are sympathetic to those who kill -- because the victim may have done something horrible. The wife of a former professional basketball player reportedly admitted she stabbed her husband to death, but says it was with good reason. Because she caught him looking at child pornography.

Marcia Garcia-Pellon, a teacher in Media, Pennsylvania, reportedly stabbed her husband, former NBA player Matthew White, to death with two knives while he slept in their suburban bedroom. Matthew reportedly woke up during the attack but was already too weak from his injuries and died. Marcia then got dressed and went to a friend's house. Police arrived on the scene after a neighbor called 911, found Matthew dead, and later arrested Marcia.

But Marcia claims she had reason for doing what she did. She reportedly said:

I caught him looking at pornography, young girls, I love kids. I had to do it.

Marcia's lawyer also says that she had "mental difficulties." Obviously, beyond self-defense, there's no excuse for killing anyone. And if she waited until he was sleeping, then this wasn't so much a crime of passion, or she would have done it as soon as she found the pornography -- unless he was sleeping when she found it.

But I can only imagine the shock and horror and betrayal she felt if she really did discover this. It's not an excuse to kill -- but certainly to smack someone upside the head and divorce him! And certainly to call the police.

However, another report says that police think that her husband was looking at women in their late teens and early 20s -- NOT children. But those sites often make legal-aged women look like children -- so she may not have known their ages. And how would the cops know this, I don't know, since they say it will take a computer forensic expert to figure out what, if anything, he was really looking at.

What would you do if you found your husband looking at child pornography?

Image via Delco District Attorney's Office

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abra819 abra819

Thank you Marcia. With that, I'm glad she'll get locked up because, no, you can't just kill someone.

nonmember avatar Angie

I would have called the police so they could catch him while he was watching...but not kill him... Two wrongs dont make one right...

tuffy... tuffymama

Premeditated murder. If they find it on the comouter, it's possible she could have pulled it up to give herself this wackadoodle excuse. If she caught him actively raping a child, she would have had reason to stab him. Sleeping and supposedly after the fact? Hell no. Bitch is a murderer.

nonmember avatar Rach

I might do the same. I have a young daughter, so I don't know what I would do if I found her father looking at young kids. It wouldn't be pretty!

nonmember avatar Vacardi

ThAnk you Tuffymama

Please read the story....they were NOT children. This is MURDER. Dont be stupid about this,

nonmember avatar sylvia

Chopped it off even if they were just fixed up to look young the man is sick to have s child fetish what it his perversion turned from just looking at young girls to trying to rape or touch on young girls im hlad she did it she knows what her husband saw and handled it the best way she new how

Ambya... Ambyandchris

If I caught my husband looking at child porn, I would be sick. I would definitely have him arrested, and never ever ever speak to him again or have him in my childs life. Murder him? Hell no, because to be perfectly honest, I don't have it in me to spend life in jail. I couldn't even begin to fathom what this woman was thinking, because kill my husband was never even a thought that registered in my mind when I read this article and the question following. Crazy woman.

Amber Starr

if i caught my husband looking at child porn i would hit him, yell at him then call police i dont think i would be capable of killing him.

Panda... PandaPop83

Murder is just wrong, unless it was self defense. But if I caught my husband looking at what I thought was child pornograpy, I'd beat the shit out of him first and then ask questions. We have kids and I'd see him as a predator to them if that was ever the case. Therefore an ass beating would be in order.

Sara Miles

I wonder if he abused her and that this was just the catalyst that made her snap.


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