Friday, August 05, 2005

Oh, You Men....

Florida sports fan sentenced to death

Posted: Friday August 5, 2005 12:55AM; Updated: Friday August 5, 2005

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A man who got angry with his wife because she
wanted to cuddle after sex when what he really wanted to do was watch sports
on television was sentenced to death for killing her with a claw hammer.
Christopher Offord, 30, was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Judge Dedee
Costello, who said the brutality of the crime outweighed any mental problems
Offord may have had.

"The defendant struck his wife approximately 70 individual blows after
spending a happy interlude with her," the judge said. "Her desire to cuddle
after sex does not justify the extremely violent, brutal response of the

Offord pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the 2004 slaying of Dana
Noser, 40, at his apartment.

He confessed to a bartender at a sports bar before his arrest. He told
investigators that his wife had been nagging him to come back to bed.

Offord did not speak in court but said in a jailhouse interview in June: "I
figured I killed her so I deserve to die."

Copyright 2005 Associated Press.

Thanks, Carla