David Wigglesworth unsuccessfully sought a seat on the Hamilton Township Committee in 2019, running as a Republican. He also served on the township’s planning board and was a volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, according to WKXW. Melissa Rosenblum and Jonathan Diego, the attorneys representing Marylue Wigglesworth, said she has been “overcharged” for defending herself and told the judge she “feared for her life,” the Press reported.
Marylue Wigglesworth faces murder charge for shooting her husband https://t.co/sczxQfqVjR— NJTODAY.NET (@NJTODAY) January 5, 2023
Marylue Wigglesworth has not denied shooting her husband. During the hearing, Rosenblum said that the accused had bruising and injuries on her arms and torso from the events of the night she shot her husband and questioned whether pictures to support that were taken by police. “What the state did not do and did not present, your honor, is that when she did talk to the police, she admitted that she shot him,” Rosenblum said. “She stated at least six times to the officers that there was a fight and an altercation. They never took pictures of her that night to see what her injuries or bruising were, or at least I have not received them, your honor,” Rosenblum said. Although Rosenblum tried to argue that Marylue Wigglesworth was not a threat to the community, Levy said the incident showed she can be violent. “The fact that she hasn’t been violent to the rest of the community is all well and good; however, she was extremely violent on this night,” Levy said. In a statement, Diego and Rosenblum said the truth will emerge in the end. “A tragedy occurred on Christmas evening. Ms. Wigglesworth is innocent of the charge against her. … The facts of that heart-rending evening will unfold in a court of law, not the court of public opinion,” the statement said, according to NBC. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Marylue Wigglesworth claims self-defense in husband’s slay https://t.co/Mw9oMw5AOk— Go News Daily (@GoNewsDaily1) January 4, 2023