Forty-four-year-old Diane Whitmore Pikul, who had finally decided to divorce her abusive husband, had been strangled and bludgeoned to death by Joseph Pikul, a Wall Street securities analyst who saw murder as the easiest way to retain custody of his two children. Although he had been arrested wearing women's underwear (he later died of AIDS in prison) and although he expressed no remorse in confessing to Diane's murder, Pikul was allowed sole custody while he was free on bail. In this compelling book, journalist Weller, who covered the Pikul case for Ms. magazine, explores Diane's self-destructive youth, her tragic attempt to break away from Pikul, and the child custody and domestic violence issues that arose from her murder. Strongly recommended for all true crime collections.
This is a fast true crime read. If you like Ann Rule, you will like this book
Interesting book. True story about a troubled man and a beautiful woman who married him. Abusive relationship. Disturbing thing is the two children they had continued to be in his care in spite of the possibility that he may have killed their mother. Granted he was the biological father but still, what if he was a danger to them. Good true story if a bit disturbing....
great true crime story. you like true crime, you'll enjoy this one.