Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Woman's rape lie provokes husband to beat falsely accused man to death

Once unleashed, a rape lie is often impossible to control or to undo, and it can have disastrous, sometimes fatal consequences, as in the case below this comment. This case reminds me of this one. It also illustrates something that is typically overlooked by feminists and false rape claim apologists: men detest rape, and when they hear that a loved one has been raped, they react with an anger typically surpassing that of the victim. This, of course, is contrary to the feminist canard that men don't take rape seriously. On the contrary, men seem far more likely to over-react, as in this tragic case. If the evidence referenced below is true, the woman who told the rape lie should be prosecuted for murder. The husband was merely the instrument she wielded, ever so expertly.

Woman 'provoked husband to beat man to death

A Plymouth woman provoked her new husband to beat a man to death after spending her wedding night with the victim, a court has heard.

Wendy Shobrook and her husband Barry Johnson went on a drinking binge after their marriage on June 9 last year, the court was told.

The couple then had a row at their home, resulting in Shobrook setting fire to Johnson’s bed and screaming he should “burn in hell”.

Plymouth Crown Court heard that as the blaze ravaged the property, Shobrook, 40, ran away to spend her wedding night with George Auchterlonie, with whom Johnson believed she was having an affair.

The following day Shobrook rang Johnson and said that Mr Auchterlonie, 45, had tried to rape her and steal her money.

Martin Meeke QC, prosecuting, said the claims were false and she had set up Mr Auchterlonie for “the beating which he got”.

He said: “The night before she had set fire to the bed in which her new husband was lying.

“She had left him on their wedding night, gone to spend the night at the address of a man who he believed she was having an affair with.

She knew how he was likely to react. She let Johnson in, she set up George Auchterlonie for a beating.”

Johnson, 40, and Shobrook, of Clowance Street, both deny a charge of murdering George Auchterlonie between June 9 and 14.

Shobrook has pleaded guilty to arson being reckless as to whether the life of another would be endangered on June 9, 2008 at a property in Clowance Street.