… Ullricht had discovered e-mail correspondence [“steamy love letters”] between [his wife] Linda and her high-school sweetheart, who even flew out from Germany for a clandestine meeting.
So he wanted her to prove that she loved him. As luck (bad!) would have it, a love test presented itself! In an affidavit, Mr. Walter wrote:
I thought … that if I gave her a task so outrageous and contrary to her nature it would prove to me and her that we would overcome our problems.
I told her to drive off in the Clio to prove to me that she loved me and the children and that she had made a commitment to our marriage.
Just one thing – the parking lot she stole the car from has closed-circuit television cameras. Doh! The car was found at the Walter’s house, wrapped in plastic so their dogs wouldn’t scratch it! What happened to the Walter’s marriage? As they await sentencing, they moved out of their house, and have separated. Ms. Walter said “that she might never be able to forgive her husband for what he asked her to do.” Oh really? Did she forget about the “e-mail correspondence … [with] her high-school sweetheart, who even flew out from Germany for a clandestine meeting?” Wacky.