Split up

According to police, Cindy Lou Zimmerman, 44, and her husband Jeffrey Lee Zimmerman, 46, had split up about a month earlier. Cindy Zimmerman had moved to her parent’s home.

Thurs. night her parents were away from home. And Jeffrey Zimmerman has told police that he went to the home to confront his wife about the marriage. He allegedly has said that he arrived about 10:30 pm, and he took a baseball bat with him.

Allegedly Zimmerman has said that the confrontation turned violent. And that he struck her repeatedly. After the murder, police say he wrapped the bat in drapes and discarded it along a dirt road. He also disposed of his  clothing in a plastic bag near his home. The murder weapon and clothing was found after Zimmerman confessed.

Police reportedly found Cindy Zimmerman lying on the floor of the home. They have said the body and surrounding area were covered in blood.

Zimmerman turned himself in to police on Fri.

Zimmerman has been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, simple assault, simple assault with a weapon and reckless endangerment of another person.

http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/base/news/115240473117200.xml&coll=1

http://www.wyou.com/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=5988

When a couple split up, many times one of the couple will become almost obsessed with getting back together. And if the other party will not agree, it seems as though they want to wipe them out of existence.

I thought it was interesting that he left the scene, disposed of the murder weapon and disposed of his clothing- all actions you would expect if he was going to try to escape detection- then turned himself in the next day.  

Yes, splitting up can be extremely painful. But killing the other person will not make that pain go away. And it won’t wipe away memories. Instead, not only will the person not be able to be with the one they claimed to love- they will be living with the knowlege that they harmed the “loved” one. And then combine that with trials, and incarceration- life would have been much easier if they had just learned to live without the other. And a divorce is a lot easier to survive than a murder conviction.

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4 Comments

  1. Soobs said,

    July 10, 2006 at 3:51 am

    I just love it when people want to “talk”, yet bring weapons with them. @@

  2. July 10, 2006 at 4:24 am

    Yeah, it makes you wonder if he was armed when he went to the police station doesn’t it- he went there to “talk”.
    Actually, it is common for suspect’s to minimize their intentions- even when confessing.

  3. A friend said,

    May 2, 2007 at 7:22 pm

    He is a coward!!! He should be given the same punishment he gave her. Rest in Peace Cindy

  4. carissa said,

    November 17, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    cindy lou zimmerman was my mom’s best friend when she was in school. when she found out about this, she was hysterical. she couldn’t sleep or eat for days. and i’m glad that her husband is in jail. he should be in there for the rest of his life. no man has the right to touch a woman, no matter how mad they get.


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