Wife Punished for Singing 'Ding, Dong the Witch Is Dead' After Mother-in-Law Dies​

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shedLet this be a lesson in when to keep your mouth shut. A man already suffering from the loss of his mother is now in deep trouble with the law after cops say he locked his wife in their shed. Awful husband? Well, maybe.

But what would you do if your spouse started up a chorus of "ding, dong, the witch is dead" right after YOUR mother had died?

Oh no, she didn't? Oh yes, she did!

Cops in Truro, Cornwall over in England say that Andrew Salmon's wife wouldn't stop singing the ditty from the Wizard of Oz, so he locked her in the shed. When she broke out of there and went back into the house, Salmon is accused of punching her and pinning her to the bed.

He's expressed he's sorry in court, but well ...

You can't help but feel for the guy, right?

Then again, put yourself in the wife's shoes, and well, awful mother-in-law stories are a dime a dozen!

The story is just so ... OK, who am I kidding, it's kind of hysterical. Not that dear old mom is dead, of course, but you have to give Mrs. Salmon a little break here. The elder Mrs. Salmon might have been a real battleaxe.

We've all had those people in life whose death we may not celebrate, exactly, but if we're honest with ourselves, we're not really mourning them either. Some people just leave this earth better ... by leaving.

Then again, even the worst people on this planet tend to have at least one person who loves them. It's for their sake that you have to at least put up appearances and restrain yourself from dancing a jig on the grave.

At least hold off on the singing until you're in the shower, and even then keep it to a hum so you retain plausible deniability?

If she'd really loved her husband, I think she could have shown him a LITTLE compassion!

Do you have a battleaxe of a mother-in-law? What has she done?


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AliPa... AliParker

I side with the husband here. His mother, the woman that birthed him, raised him, kissed his owies, held his hand, was there for his first broken heart died. Take one second to think about how you will/did feel when your mother dies/died. It makes me teary eyed to think of losing my mom.

No matter how evil her mother in law was the wife obviously doesn't have much love or respect for her husband to do that. He probably said to stop and she didn't. How sick is that?! I don't think it's ever really ok to put your hands on someone no matter your gender unless their hurting you physically but I can see how his broken heart and distressed situation might push him over the top.

Frost... FrostyMelted

The husband should be caned. You don't do this to someone. If he were unhappy with the wife, there's a thing to solve that; it's called divorce. 

Einyn Einyn

Did the wife physically assault the mother in law? No? Because physical assault is never justified. He locked her in a shed and then hit her. I hope he goes to jail.

Shahayla Shahayla

Sounds like she's been asking for it. How cruel can you get? Evil wench! I don't always get along with my in laws but is never put more pain on my man.

nonmember avatar American Expat

Jeanne your husband needs to divorce you like now, you are a horrible person. He probably won't because no doubt he is too much a pathetic wussy loser to walk away.

nonmember avatar Kristi

...well maybe she WAS a witch.

TheSi... TheSilence

Locking someone in a building and punching them isn't justified because she was singing a cruel song.

nonmember avatar Kelly

Thesilence, where did it say he punched her? Way to hop to violence...

Todd Vrancic

After she broke out of the shed, he punched her and pinned her to the bed.

Happy... Happydad73

Why hasn't anybody accused her of bullying her husband. That should get him off the hook. That seems to be the flavor of the day right now.

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