A man who's been accused of maliciously killing his wife has an interesting defense argument. And, even though he doesn't remember the actual crime, he, his attorney, and even the prosecutor's agree that his low blood sugar made him do it.
It’s pretty official. Everyone agrees that Herbert Peck did, in fact, kill his wife. Afterall, he was found cowering in the closet after he shot her several times. But, the amazing thing is it seems everyone is also buying his defense argument.
WSOC reports that both prosecutors and his attorney agree that it was his low blood sugar that led to that fatal shooting.
“We have four experts to say that Mr. Peck’s blood sugar was so low when he woke up in the middle of the night that he probably was never fully conscious,” said his defense attorney, Victoria Jayne.
Glenda Peck’s son was in the courtroom on Monday and he pleaded with the judge to not let Herbert out on bond.
“You guys are literally letting an individual back onto the streets that has taken a life,” Scott Hardin said.
But, the judge disagreed and set Herbert’s bond at $35,000. The judge is also allowing Peck to travel back to Rochester, N.Y. to live with his son until the trial. But, it’s not as great as it might sound. He can’t leave his son’s home and they must hire in-home care.
No trial date has been set as of yet.
This story was on the 13 WHAM (ABC) news in Rochester tonight. One of the newsmen went to the home of Mr. Peck's son and talked to him through the door. Mr. Peck told the newsman all the possessions he's lost since shot his wife. The newsman said "What about your wife?"