Crime Watch: Wife Knifes Husband in Eye For Refusing to Peel Potatoes

04 March 2009By Carl Schreck / The Moscow Times
I tend to purchase slightly more expensive potatoes that don't need to be peeled or scrubbed too thoroughly before being tossed in the pot. I like potatoes, but I absolutely hate cleaning them and peeling them. I'm willing to overpay to avoid this work.
A Penza man also had an apparent aversion to peeling potatoes, one that prompted his wife to hurl a knife into his eye in a fit of rage, according to Penza region news portal
The description of the incident on makes the wife sound like a professional knife-thrower. After the husband refused to peel the potatoes, the woman, from the Penza region town of Arbekov, grabbed a kitchen knife and whipped it at her spouse, the tip of the knife lodging directly in his eye socket.
The husband displayed true devotion, waiting three days before seeking medical attention for the wound to his eye, then claiming he inflicted the wound on himself, reported. He later confessed how things really went down, the web site said.
Luckily, the eye did not have to be removed, though the husband's sight has been severely damaged.
A Penza region court recently sent the woman to prison for the attack, as she was still on probation after serving time for murder, local prosecutor Irina Alekseyenko told the web site.
According to Alekseyenko, the convicted murderer met her husband immediately after being released from prison.
"Even though the victim begged that his wife not be punished too harshly, she was nonetheless sent to prison for one-and-a-half years," Alekseyenko was quoted as saying.
As helpfully notes, the incident was far from the first crime involving culinary preparations.
In September 2008, a 53-year-old Tula woman was detained on suspicion of stabbing her husband to death as he was shredding cabbage in the kitchen.
In another case, from January 2008, a Stavropol man was sentenced to three years in prison for attacking his friend with a knife in a drunken argument about how to prepare eggs properly.
The victim, who survived the attack, disagreed with his assailant's decision to use tomatoes in the recipe.