Sustained strained relationship

911 gets a call Tuesday. The woman indicates she has just returned home and found her husband Blaine Craker, 45, lying dead on the floor.

Investigators say they first thought it was a suicide. Then the autopsy was completed. Cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to the head and the death was ruled a homicide.

Police have arrested the wife Susan Lee Craker, 42. She has been charged with one count of second-degree murder. They say she has now confessed to the crime and that she did express remorse after her arrest.

She also has told that the marriage had problems. Possibly a sustained strained relationship over several years. Police say there are no reports of domestic violence at the home, but they will be investigating the couple's relationship.

http://news10now.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=68230

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny-brf–husbandkilled0601jun01,0,1876542.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

http://www.syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1149238677163450.xml&coll=1

It is hard to read from what the police is telling media. They seem to be implying some type of domestic violence. But then again they also say there were no reports of domestic violence and they don't indicate any signs of a struggle or any wounds on Craker. The lack of police reports in itself doesn't mean that much. Many times domestic violence is not reported. Many women won't report, and even if police are called by someone else or if they end up going to the hospital, they will deny the abuse. And many times what is known in an investigation doesn't show up in the media.

However a "strained" relationship is certainly not a reason for murder. And if domestic violence was a part of this it likely won't be discussed much until the trial.

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