Bertha Yalter, 71, got enraged that her husband got a postcard from a woman that he had dated six decades earlier.
An elderly Florida woman has been arrested for attempting to murder her husband after he received a postcard from one of his ex-girlfriends on Jan 28.
According to WSAZ 3, 71-year-old Bertha Yalter has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery on a person 65 and older, and tampering with a victim. Authorities explained that the incident occurred after her husband got a postcard from a woman that he had dated six decades earlier.
Yalter reportedly flew into a violent rage in the couple’s Eastern Shores North Miami Beach home. Her husband recalled to police that she “tried to smother him with a pillow, bit and physically battered him,”
The official arrest report detailed the victim after the attack as being “extremely fragile with serious bruises and open lacerations on both of his arms and stomach area, as well as open bite marks that were bleeding.”
Yalter was arrested by responding officers and is currently being held for attempted murder without bond in Miami Dade County jail.
Although investigators have asked the public for any further information pertaining to the case, there is a cell phone recording of the violent incident that has been issued into evidence, and Law and Crime reported that Yalter allegedly admitted to the domestic violence incident when she was in police custody.
However, Yalter’s lawyer, Jeff Weiner, told the outlet that her husband wanted to drop the case. He continued to say that Yalter didn’t try to smother him with a pillow and, instead, that it was a marital spat that turned “unfortunate and distasteful.”
Weiner said, “They got into an argument; it got out of hand, but there was absolutely no reason for her to be charged with attempted second-degree murder.”
He added that if she’s released from jail, she will have a temporary restraining order from her husband and be unable to contact him by court order.
“This thing has been blown so out of proportion, they’re just sick about it. Both of them,” Weiner stated.
Source: Black Enterprise