The Case Of Miloslav Kapsik In Canada

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This is the case of a 64-year-old Winnipeg man named, Miloslav Kapsik. The crime occurred on March 21, 2010 at 12:04 am. Miloslav and his wife, Ludmila Kapsik, 59, were in middle of watching a hockey game, where he suddenly got up, walked to the storage room and grabbed a hammer and started beating his wife. Before he calmly called the police to confess what he had just committed, he cleaned the blood off his hands and face, changed his clothes and sat on the couch for nearly an hour and then called 911 to report “I hurt my wife, send the police”. He beat his wife a minimum of fifty seven hammer strikes to her skull, and a total of one hundred blunt force trauma wounds all over her body. Forensic evidence also indicates the victim suffered defensive injuries to her forearms, hands and elbows. The couple had been married for 36 years and had no history of reported domestic abuse. Miloslav Kapsik’s defense lawyers say that he be held not criminally responsible for the killing of his wife. I think that Kapsik should be charged with second-degree murder because he knew the difference between …show more content…

Although it seems out of the ordinary that a perfectly loving husband had any reason to kill his wife in the middle of watching a hockey game, he did say that he knew the difference between right and wrong. He can only get off on NCR if he didn’t know the difference. In an article by The Police Insider, “Kapsik indicated the voices he heard didn’t tell him to do anything, they only made it difficult for him to think. He also admitted he hit his wife many times, but had never hit her in the past. His most import admission was he knew that hitting her was wrong.” I agree with the jury in that he committed second degree murder because unlike criminals with schizophrenia, Kapsik had a clear sense of what was right and wrong and that “the voices” didn’t tell him to kill his

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