LITERATURE: Extreme Dedication

Gee, I thought of committing a crime when I’m 80 to get better than rest-home care, but this is a bit much:

Woman said she killed mom to go to jail, ‘just read books’

By Sue Lindsay, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)
Originally published 12:30 a.m., January 22, 2008
Updated 03:36 p.m., January 22, 2008

An Arvada woman told police she strangled her mother with a rope so that she could go to jail and read books.


Louise Jekowski, 53, called police early Thursday, telling them she had strangled her mother to help her die, according to an arrest affidavit. Jekowski added that she was ready to go to prison for life.

While I could never condone, I could possibly understand this for writing, more than reading.

(thanks again to J-Walk for the link)

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4 Responses to LITERATURE: Extreme Dedication

  1. easywriter says:

    How bizarre.

  2. Creepy. There was a time when I thought I’d do almost anything to have more reading time, but — not that! Besides, I like to see the sky at night.

  3. Lisa Kenney says:

    God, I thought I’d photograph better than that…kidding!!! I had not seen this. Oh my God! Well, now that I’m learning more about our criminal justice system here in Colorado, she’d better make sure she doesn’t get put into Ad-Seg (that’s Administrative Segregation) or get sent to SuperMax because she won’t be able to check out more than 3 books a week from the library and she can’t get any through the mail — oops, I guess since she killed her mom there’s a good chance she probably got rid of the one person who might have sent them to her. I’ve been told by one SuperMax inmate that it sure makes the other four days suck when you’re in solitary for 23 hours a day.

    In all seriousness though, I’ll have to keep an eye on this one (not that I’ll probably have a choice — it’s pretty sensational). This woman sounds insane.

  4. susan says:

    Ain’t she somethin’? I was tempted to use her as a desktop for the Mac.

    I’ll have to check CT Women’s Prison re the reading privileges. Thanks for the tip; may have to change my plans…

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