If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CBS4Denver - KCNC)   Someone should have told this guy that random "freak" fatal accidents look less random when it happens to another wife   (denver.cbslocal.com) divider line 55
    More: Dumbass, Highlands Ranch, judicial district, Rocky Mountain National Park, forensic pathologists  
•       •       •

10812 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Nov 2013 at 5:12 PM (38 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



55 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-11-04 05:14:50 PM
William Shatner?

/clicks link....nope.
 
2013-11-04 05:16:35 PM
that guy has mormon face
 
2013-11-04 05:18:37 PM
FTA: Henthorn has told friends, neighbors and associates he is innocent and has done nothing wrong.

Well that settles it, then.
 
2013-11-04 05:19:45 PM
He didn't see exactly what happened either time.

/Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight
 
2013-11-04 05:22:19 PM
He has an inexplicable attraction to profoundly unlucky women.
 
2013-11-04 05:24:08 PM
Odd detail: he was married to each woman for 13 years.
 
2013-11-04 05:25:29 PM
"I've never seen a conclusion like that, and I've reviewed hundreds of autopsy reports," he said.

Why is this the first thing that came to mind?
www.everydaynodaysoff.com
 
2013-11-04 05:26:28 PM
Cheaper than divorce
 
2013-11-04 05:27:00 PM
Sources familiar with that case say that Henthorn was the beneficiary of at least $300,000 from an insurance policy he had taken out on his wife.

I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery, and this is always the part of the spouse death episodes I look forward to. Happens in every episode.

The best part(s) is the couple never has the combined income to justify the premiums, the policy is always relatively new, and the death always comes at time when the beneficiary is about to go broke.

They didn't mention a policy for the 2nd wife, I'd like that information, along with all the financials. tyvm
 
2013-11-04 05:27:31 PM
At the very least, he's not very smart.

He let the first wife lay underneath a car he had (apparently) not secured correctly while changing a tire (that IS pretty odd) and let the second wife get too close to the edge of a cliff.

Way to look out for the missus.
 
2013-11-04 05:27:37 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-04 05:27:45 PM
Twice Wed, Twice Dead. Coming soon to Lifetime. Check local listings.
 
2013-11-04 05:27:56 PM
2nd wife ... falls off a cliff while setting up a photo op. OK, this could happen, going backwards, looking into a camera

1st wife ... guy is changing a flat tire (might not have been flat), oops! Wife somehow was under the car and the jack slipped! OK ... WTF?


Next wife ... she was cutting carrots when she slipped on a dropped carrot and the knife flew up in the air and stabbed her in the back as she was falling. He didn't see what exactly happens as he had his back turned washing lettuce when it happened.

Next wife ... .she in the shower, examining a bullet that she found on the street when she slipped and the bullet, which she dropped landed on the edge of the bathtub and was driven into her head when she fell onto the same edge of the bathtub. He was shaving at the time, so he didn't see exactly what happened.


Geez, someone was a screenwriter on "Final Destination" (obviously, not me).
 
2013-11-04 05:29:05 PM
Well, that was informative.

There's more (but I'll be damned if I know what the hell the linked website is all about):

Law enforcement interest in Henthorn began in September 2012 after his second wife, Toni, fell off a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park while hiking with her husband, the only witness to her death. The couple, who have an 8-year-old daughter together, were hiking in the Deer Mountain area of the national park, although they had left the trail and were in a rocky area. It was their anniversary weekend and they would have marked 13 years of marriage the next day. Harold Henthorn told investigators his wife was preparing to take a picture when she fell about 50 feet to her death. He told investigators he was looking at his cellphone and did not see precisely what happened. The Sept. 29, 2012, incident was initially labeled an unfortunate accident. . .

Harold Henthorn's first wife who died in a tragic, freak accident in Douglas County. The 37-year-old woman, whose maiden name is Rishell, died in 1995. In that case, the married couple was returning late at night from a mountain outing when Henthorn told investigators he believed one of the tires on his Jeep Cherokee felt "mushy" and may have been going flat on Highway 67 about 8.5 miles west of Deckers. It's unclear if the tire was actually flat. Henthorn explained to investigators that as he was changing the tire his wife somehow ended up under the car, possibly looking for a lug nut, when Henthorn said the jack slipped and the car fell on her. Henthorn told investigators he was placing something in the trunk when the jack slipped, so he didn't see exactly what happened. Sandra Lynn Henthorn was pronounced dead the next day on May 7, 1995. Sources familiar with that case say that Henthorn was the beneficiary of at least $300,000 from an insurance policy he had taken out on his wife."
 
2013-11-04 05:30:11 PM
(Oh, nevermind. My browser truncated the story after the first half-dozen paragraphs.)
 
2013-11-04 05:30:55 PM

you_idiot: 2nd wife ... falls off a cliff while setting up a photo op. OK, this could happen, going backwards, looking into a camera

1st wife ... guy is changing a flat tire (might not have been flat), oops! Wife somehow was under the car and the jack slipped! OK ... WTF?


Next wife ... she was cutting carrots when she slipped on a dropped carrot and the knife flew up in the air and stabbed her in the back as she was falling. He didn't see what exactly happens as he had his back turned washing lettuce when it happened.

Next wife ... .she in the shower, examining a bullet that she found on the street when she slipped and the bullet, which she dropped landed on the edge of the bathtub and was driven into her head when she fell onto the same edge of the bathtub. He was shaving at the time, so he didn't see exactly what happened.


Geez, someone was a screenwriter on "Final Destination" (obviously, not me).


lol. I did get a kick out of him not seeing exactly what happened to either wife. No one's going to contradict that story!
 
2013-11-04 05:31:12 PM
The life insurance angle is always one played by the prosecutor to insinuate guilt.  But who among us, particularly if you have children, doesn't have a life insurance policy on the spouse.  It's almost as responsible to do so as to have health insurance.  In fact, if Obama gives us Obamacare, maybe Hillary should impose Hillarycare--mandatory life insurance.
 
2013-11-04 05:32:58 PM
While it's unlikely 2 freak accidents would happen to a man's two wives, years apart, it doesn't really indicate foul play to me.

However, if both wives died in the exact same way; leaving hubby as the beneficiary of huge, newish life insurance policy; then, it's probably a good bet that the incident wasn't an accident.
 
2013-11-04 05:33:46 PM
In the words of Bart Simpson...

I didn't do it
No one saw me
You can't prove a thing
 
2013-11-04 05:34:05 PM

Uzzah: Well, that was informative.

There's more (but I'll be damned if I know what the hell the linked website is all about):

Law enforcement interest in Henthorn began in September 2012 after his second wife, Toni, fell off a cliff in Rocky Mountain National Park while hiking with her husband, the only witness to her death. The couple, who have an 8-year-old daughter together, were hiking in the Deer Mountain area of the national park, although they had left the trail and were in a rocky area. It was their anniversary weekend and they would have marked 13 years of marriage the next day. Harold Henthorn told investigators his wife was preparing to take a picture when she fell about 50 feet to her death. He told investigators he was looking at his cellphone and did not see precisely what happened. The Sept. 29, 2012, incident was initially labeled an unfortunate accident. . .

Harold Henthorn's first wife who died in a tragic, freak accident in Douglas County. The 37-year-old woman, whose maiden name is Rishell, died in 1995. In that case, the married couple was returning late at night from a mountain outing when Henthorn told investigators he believed one of the tires on his Jeep Cherokee felt "mushy" and may have been going flat on Highway 67 about 8.5 miles west of Deckers. It's unclear if the tire was actually flat. Henthorn explained to investigators that as he was changing the tire his wife somehow ended up under the car, possibly looking for a lug nut, when Henthorn said the jack slipped and the car fell on her. Henthorn told investigators he was placing something in the trunk when the jack slipped, so he didn't see exactly what happened. Sandra Lynn Henthorn was pronounced dead the next day on May 7, 1995. Sources familiar with that case say that Henthorn was the beneficiary of at least $300,000 from an insurance policy he had taken out on his wife."


Aha, my question about any insurance on the new wife is answered:

One source familiar with the case says that Harold Henthorn was the beneficiary of "significant" life insurance policies, taken out on his opthamologist wife.
 
2013-11-04 05:34:59 PM

drb9: The life insurance angle is always one played by the prosecutor to insinuate guilt.  But who among us, particularly if you have children, doesn't have a life insurance policy on the spouse.  It's almost as responsible to do so as to have health insurance.


...I don't have insurance on my wife, and I have a child in grade school.

Now I feel like a bad person, so thanks for that, Fark.
 
2013-11-04 05:36:15 PM
She was taking a picture when she fell to her death. Hmmm... most people who take pictures of scenic overlooks stand back a bit and take a picture of the scenic overlook. They don't stand on the edge of the overlook with their back towards the drop to get a good shot of rocks and trees.

I had a coworker who had been married Liz Taylor times. She once said to me, "I've divorced 'em and I've buried 'em. Let me tell you - it's a hell of a lot easier to bury 'em." I always worried that someday I'd be called to testify about this very creepy statement.
 
2013-11-04 05:37:16 PM
Losing one wife can be an accident. Losing two is sheer carelessness.
 
2013-11-04 05:37:34 PM
I wonder what his next wife thinks of all this?
 
2013-11-04 05:52:51 PM
Most people are suspicious of the frequency in random events. We are hard wired to look for patterns. Random actually does look like this. It is counterintuitive unless we are aware of our bias and the nature of statistics.

This is why innocent until proven guilty is my preference over having a defendant forced to prove they are innocent.
 
2013-11-04 06:02:12 PM
There was the guy whose wife died from falling down a set of stairs. Everything was fine until someone checked his background and found out his previous wife died from falling down a set of stairs in Germany decades earlier.


Double murderer. The last murder he didn't do so good a job of making it look like an accidental fall.
 
2013-11-04 06:06:03 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: There was the guy whose wife died from falling down a set of stairs. Everything was fine until someone checked his background and found out his previous wife died from falling down a set of stairs in Germany decades earlier.


Double murderer. The last murder he didn't do so good a job of making it look like an accidental fall.


Also that guy's last name was Peterson so there was that.
 
2013-11-04 06:07:42 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: There was the guy whose wife died from falling down a set of stairs. Everything was fine until someone checked his background and found out his previous wife died from falling down a set of stairs in Germany decades earlier.


Double murderer. The last murder he didn't do so good a job of making it look like an accidental fall.


No one questioned what all those stairs were doing in the kitchen?
 
2013-11-04 06:15:58 PM

drb9: The life insurance angle is always one played by the prosecutor to insinuate guilt.  But who among us, particularly if you have children, doesn't have a life insurance policy on the spouse.  It's almost as responsible to do so as to have health insurance.  In fact, if Obama gives us Obamacare, maybe Hillary should impose Hillarycare--mandatory life insurance.


No it's an angle that establishes motive, guilt is determined by a jury. A jury needs a motive before the continue onto the other facts of the case. I could just as easily wait for the defense to start listing reasons why he is not guilty and say he is just saying it to insinuate innocence....right?
 
2013-11-04 06:18:27 PM
Meh, sometimes an accident really is an accident.

/who the hell knows.
 
2013-11-04 06:22:11 PM

drb9: The life insurance angle is always one played by the prosecutor to insinuate guilt.  But who among us, particularly if you have children, doesn't have a life insurance policy on the spouse.  It's almost as responsible to do so as to have health insurance.  In fact, if Obama gives us Obamacare, maybe Hillary should impose Hillarycare--mandatory life insurance.


Usually people buy their own insurance policies.  Also they look at the timing and amount.  People who have insurance usually have it through work and/or have had it for a very long time for an amount that is representative of their income.

I don't get why the medical examiners statement is so odd to the investigator.  I would think almost every falling death would be commented like that using only the body as evidence.  I mean forensics can definitely say someone was involved but they really can't say someone wasn't, definitively.
 
2013-11-04 06:24:35 PM

you are a puppet: TheShavingofOccam123: There was the guy whose wife died from falling down a set of stairs. Everything was fine until someone checked his background and found out his previous wife died from falling down a set of stairs in Germany decades earlier.


Double murderer. The last murder he didn't do so good a job of making it look like an accidental fall.

Also that guy's last name was Peterson so there was that.


Holy crap. I never heard this stuff from the Wiki about his second wife's death:

In late 2009, Peterson's attorneys raised a new theory of Kathleen Peterson's death, that she had been attacked by an owl outside, fallen after rushing inside, and been knocked unconscious after hitting her head on the first tread of the stairs. The owl theory was raised by Durham attorney T. Lawrence Pollard, who was not involved in the case at the time but approached the police suggesting an owl might have been responsible.

Dr. Patrick T. Redig, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota wrote:
"In my professional opinion, the hypothesized attack to the face and back of the head resulting in the various punctures and lacerations visible in the autopsy photographs is entirely within the behavioral repertoire of large owls".
 Kate P. Davis, executive director of Raptors of the Rockies, located in western Montana, wrote:

"The lacerations on Mrs. Peterson's scalp look very much like those made by a raptor's talons, especially if she had forcibly torn the bird from the back of her head," she wrote. "That would explain the feathers found in her hand and the many hairs pulled out by the root ball, broken or cut. The size and configuration of the lacerations could certainly indicate the feet of a Barred Owl." She noted that owls can kill species much larger than themselves and that it is not uncommon for them to attack people.

Also, this about his first wife's death:

The death was investigated by both the German police and U.S. military police. An autopsy at the time of her death concluded she had died from an intra-cerebral haemorrhage secondary to the blood coagulation disorder Von Willebrand's disease, based on blood in her cerebrospinal fluid and reports that she had been suffering severe, persistent headaches in the weeks leading up to her death.

WTF. Where were the networks on this info.

Not to mention the new autopsy on the first wife was performed by the same TEXAS medical examiner that decided the accused had murdered his second wife.
 
2013-11-04 06:30:35 PM

you are a puppet: Sources familiar with that case say that Henthorn was the beneficiary of at least $300,000 from an insurance policy he had taken out on his wife.

I watch a lot of Investigation Discovery, and this is always the part of the spouse death episodes I look forward to. Happens in every episode.

The best part(s) is the couple never has the combined income to justify the premiums, the policy is always relatively new, and the death always comes at time when the beneficiary is about to go broke.

They didn't mention a policy for the 2nd wife, I'd like that information, along with all the financials. tyvm


It did say he stands to inherit money from her wealthy family. Wonder if that's going to go into trust for the kid, now. If I were the grandparents, it would.
 
2013-11-04 06:32:21 PM
Having spent 4 years living in Denver, I'm here to tell you that Highlands Ranch is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. All your shrubs have to be one of 5 varieties sanctioned by the HOA, though, so there's that. It helps protect everyone's property values.
 
2013-11-04 06:37:20 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: owls can kill species much larger than themselves and that it is not uncommon for them to attack people


I call bullshiat. I'd say that's extremely uncommon, to the point of effectively never happening.

/I know you were quoting, Occam. I'm not taking issue with you here.
 
2013-11-04 06:51:43 PM
How bizzah, how bizzah.
 
2013-11-04 07:18:33 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village: How bizzah, how bizzah.


Yeah, especially the pastey-looking female impersonator wife (RIP).
 
2013-11-04 07:19:57 PM
The shiatty part for him would be if he had killed his first wife, but genuinely loved the second one and it really was a freak accident this time, but he gets put in the slammer anyway.

Sorry man, should have married someone with better balance and judgment.

I have to say, that first death sounds so bizarre. Even to kill someone like that, how would you manage that? What would possess anyone to crawl under a car on a jack stand? "Oh honey, my ring rolled under there, can you grab it while I finish the tire?" What an ignominious death.
 
2013-11-04 07:26:53 PM

foxyshadis: I have to say, that first death sounds so bizarre. Even to kill someone like that, how would you manage that? What would possess anyone to crawl under a car on a jack stand? "Oh honey, my ring rolled under there, can you grab it while I finish the tire?" What an ignominious death.


Still better than having a goat fall on you from a balcony.

/Obscure?
 
2013-11-04 07:39:24 PM

foxyshadis: The shiatty part for him would be if he had killed his first wife, but genuinely loved the second one and it really was a freak accident this time, but he gets put in the slammer anyway.

Sorry man, should have married someone with better balance and judgment.

I have to say, that first death sounds so bizarre. Even to kill someone like that, how would you manage that? What would possess anyone to crawl under a car on a jack stand? "Oh honey, my ring rolled under there, can you grab it while I finish the tire?" What an ignominious death.


You never put any part of your body under a car supported only by a jack. That wedding ring or lug but will still be there when you move the car, and it'll move just fine with four out of five lug nuts.
 
2013-11-04 07:41:53 PM
Did didn't eat her damn mushrooms?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-11-04 08:09:13 PM

HaywoodJablonski: Did didn't eat her damn mushrooms?

/DNRTFA


Thank you Dr Crippin. Carry on...
 
TWX
2013-11-04 08:35:56 PM

ka1axy: foxyshadis: The shiatty part for him would be if he had killed his first wife, but genuinely loved the second one and it really was a freak accident this time, but he gets put in the slammer anyway.

Sorry man, should have married someone with better balance and judgment.

I have to say, that first death sounds so bizarre. Even to kill someone like that, how would you manage that? What would possess anyone to crawl under a car on a jack stand? "Oh honey, my ring rolled under there, can you grab it while I finish the tire?" What an ignominious death.

You never put any part of your body under a car supported only by a jack. That wedding ring or lug but will still be there when you move the car, and it'll move just fine with four out of five lug nuts.


Or you use the jack handle to retrieve it, or a floor mat, or the trunk floor piece that covers the spare, or the old tire itself, etc, etc, etc...

/they sell aluminum jackstands if you really want to get under a car while out on the road
//probably wouldn't use them regularly in the shop, but on road trips, aluminum jackstands are your friends
 
2013-11-04 08:52:07 PM
So is that what the Wayons in their White Girl suits would look like as middle aged white women?
 
2013-11-04 09:05:26 PM
Not even if you're too beaucoup?
 
2013-11-04 09:08:31 PM
Accident?  I'm not so sure I agree 100% with your police work there, Lou.

1st death: tell me any woman who's going to lay under a car, period, especially since hubby supposedly had it handled.  Tell me any woman who would lay under a car without wanking to high hell about it the entire time, so as to let anyone and everyone know she was under the car.

2nd death: okay, could possibly be an accident.  Were it not for the suspicious circumstances of the first wife's death.  Hard to prove in any event.
 
2013-11-04 09:10:14 PM

hammettman: tell me any woman who's going to lay under a car, period, especially since hubby supposedly had it handled. Tell me any woman who would lay under a car without wanking to high hell about it the entire time, so as to let anyone and everyone know she was under the car.


You know what? I don't have any problem with anyone who doesn't want to hang out underneath a car.
 
2013-11-05 12:41:25 AM

Fuggin Bizzy: Having spent 4 years living in Denver, I'm here to tell you that Highlands Ranch is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. All your shrubs have to be one of 5 varieties sanctioned by the HOA, though, so there's that. It helps protect everyone's property values.


You should have seen it before Highlands ruined it. Grassy rolling hills punctuated by stands of low stunted oak. Wonderful.

Your description now is spot on.

BTW - when did cell reception become good enough up on the slopes of Longs Peak? What kind of towers are going up over there?
 
2013-11-05 12:58:34 AM
Yes, the handsome charming types.  They are just as suspicious to me as any smoking gun mugshot series.  People do really stupid things to maintain their image and lifestyle or perhaps in this case create a clean way for "out with the old and in with the new!"
 
2013-11-05 01:19:12 AM

drb9: The life insurance angle is always one played by the prosecutor to insinuate guilt.  But who among us, particularly if you have children, doesn't have a life insurance policy on the spouse.  It's almost as responsible to do so as to have health insurance.  In fact, if Obama gives us Obamacare, maybe Hillary should impose Hillarycare--mandatory life insurance.


My wife and I don't even have kids and we'd each get a six figure insurance payoff if the other died, just from nearly-free base life insurance from work.

Honestly, while this story does seem a tad suspicious, without evidence it could just be a bad cosmic joke, karma, or just one of those unlikely sequences of events that happens pretty much all the damn time.
 
Displayed 50 of 55 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report