I finished this book on June 17, 2011.
This crime took place in Mill Village, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1993. A young Amish man by the name of Edward Gingerich killed his wife by stomping her brains out. After she was dead he cut her stomache open with a kitchen steak knife, and removed all her organs, placing them on the floor beside her. He did this while two of his children, Mary and Enos, looked on in horror.
Ed had suffered with mentle problems for several year. He was found guilty of involentary manslaughter but mentally ill. He was housed in the mental health unit for a minimum term of two and one- half years, and a maximum of 5 years.
His wife Katie was "A backbencher in life, second fiddle in death. It went like this: Forgive Ed, forget Katie."