I don't know anything about these people other than what I've read. What I do know is GOOD MEN do not beat there wives to death! There is nothing she could have done to deserve that. As for dublej10, if there was something inappropriate going on as you say that is what police and children's services are for! Thinking like yours is why this type thing happens far to offten!
This is a heartbreaking situation. I will refrain from expressing an opinion on punishment for the crime. That is up to a jury to decide. However, there is no fair sentence to be had here. There is a woman who has been robbed of a chance to live her life and raise her children. There are children who must cope with the death of their mother by their father's hand. There are also tax payers who are required to feed and house this man for some period of time. Maybe we should look at the cases like these that gained national attention and the murderer celebrity status! That might give some insight on how the seed to commit such a crime is planted.