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Elderly man stabs his much younger wife for hogging their blanket leaving his feet cold

By Mason White 1:22 PM May 26, 2014
Couple in bed illustration 

By: Aarav Sen
An elderly man became extremely angry at his much younger wife after he woke up with cold feet, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.

According to the police, the retired engineer tried to murder his wife with a kitchen knife when he awoke to find her hogging the sheet , leaving him with cold feet.

76-year-old Derek Miller, stabbed his 57-year-old wife Galina, in the back with 10 inch blade and said: “You will die now.” Luckily, she was able to run out of the house in a bathrobe.

After the wife escaped the man called police and told them that he had just tried to kill his wife but failed. Miller also told police that his wife was abusing him for years.

Miller told investigators that when he came home, he gave his wife chocolates and the biggest bunch of flowers he could find. However, he became extremely angry that his wife took the bedsheets for herself despite the fact that he cooked her a good dinner.

Galina was taken to a nearby hospital while bleeding from the shoulder, but her wounds were not life threatening.