Army wife accused in arson that killed her 2 kids
By BILL POOVEY
2008 11 22
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Army wife accused of setting her apartment on fire botched an attempt to collect on her husband’s $400,000 insurance policy when he survived and her two children died instead, a federal prosecutor said.
Billi Jo Smallwood, 35, was denied bond at a Friday hearing in northeast Georgia, where she appeared on federal charges of damaging government property by fire…. Full Story (2018 04 27: That link no longer function, but this link to a related article still does.)
Comment by F4L: She was charged to have damaged government property by fire. The article states nothing about charges of murder and attempted murder. Neither does the following article. Women are deemed to be not violent. It won’t do to mention that they do commit murders.
2008 11 21
Mother held in Ky. fire that killed her 2 children
GAINESVILLE – A Georgia woman accused of the 2007 arson that killed two of her children at the Fort Campbell, Ky., Army base will remain in federal custody. That decision was made Friday in federal district court in Gainesville.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cole ruled after a nearly three-hour detention hearing that 35-year-old Billie Jo Smallwood is going to Kentucky to face charges she set fire to her army base apartment on May 29 last year….(Full Story)
However, that that is so should not surprise anyone. She obviously is a murderess, but even though her husband was the intended target, he still loves her and perhaps even forgives her.
Smallwood’s family members stood and identified themselves to the judge in support of her release on bond. Her husband, accompanied by friends in Army uniforms, stood and said, “My name is Wayne Smallwood and I am here to support my wife.”
The prosecutor said Friday that Wayne Smallwood was just released from a county jail where he was in custody on a domestic abuse complaint by his wife.
“Forgive thine enemies.” Mighty Christian of them, and love conquers all. Keep in mind that Wayne Smallwood had been in jail on account of a complaint by his wife, not necessarily because he was found guilty of what she had accused him of. That doesn’t matter, for men there is no excuse, and there is certainly no defence against a woman’s allegation.