A former sheriff's deputy in Utah walked in on a scene that might as well have been straight out of a B-grade movie the other day. Timothy John 'TJ' Brewer walked in on his wife and his father having sex. Let that sink in a moment. This poor guy walked in on HIS wife (and the mother of his four children) on top of HIS father -- fire chief Wesley 'Corky' Brewer. Good Lord.
TJ reportedly went ballistic (um, of course he did), backhanded his wife, pistol-whipped his father, and then wanted to "finish the job," but before he could, Corky Brewer went home and stabbed himself, puncturing his lung and slicing his liver.
Honestly, it would be hard to imagine a different outcome. The details are just so, so sordid.
According to the reports, TJ was unable to find his wife and father after a dinner together that included drinking. When he went upstairs, he found his son's door locked. Somehow he got in and he found them. In bed together. IN HER SON'S ROOM.
I don't really care how bad your husband is, you just don't do this. With his father. In your child's room? I mean, I don't condone violence, but come on? What would you do? Can you even imagine the betrayal?
Soon after, according to police, he went out and got his gun and pointed it at his wife, who managed to somehow get it away from him and raced to her parents' house.
Now it's TJ Brewer who is paying the ultimate price. He was arrested and isn't allowed to speak to his wife or father, and his visits with his children must be supervised. His wife is saying she won't testify against him, which I guess is good. But still. Wow.
There are affairs and crimes of passion and then there is something like this. It's hard to imagine anything more upsetting than being betrayed by both your spouse and your parent at the same time. Whatever happens, this family is torn apart. What a sad, awful story.
Would you blame someone for being violent if they walked in on something like this?
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