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Muskego Woman Goes After Husband After Getting 'Ugly' Valentine Card, Police Say

Wife accused of confronting husband with a steak knife when he gave her one of those "jumbo" cards for Valentine's Day. Next time, try Hallmark.

A Muskego woman has been charged with disorderly conduct-domestic abuse (use of a dangerous weapon) in Waukesha County Court after a Valentine's Day argument left her husband with stab wounds to his hand. 

According to the criminal complaint:

Judith Stenzel, 68, was upset with her husband, after he came home on Feb. 14 and gave her a "jumbo size" Valentine's Day card. He told police that she became upset because "she did not receive flowers and she thought the card he purchased for her was 'ugly.'"

A verbal argument ensued, and Stenzel took a steak knife from the kitchen drawer "and began to shake it at him to let him know how enraged and disgusted she was with him."

He attempted to remove the knife from her hand and was cut in the palm while trying to do so. Judith Stenzel called police, and told officers when they arrived that she was hurt by the card, and wondered why he got her a "morbid" card rather than flowers and a nicer card from Walgreens, reports stated.

She admitted to pulling the knife, but told police she felt intimidated by her husband, and that he cut himself while grappling for the knife. She told police that as she fled to another room in the house, her husband chased her and kicked her in the torso.

She faces a fine of up to $1,000 dollars in fines, 90 days in jail or both if convicted.

Stove April 12, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Note to self: Flowers and nice card next year.
Muskego Mike April 12, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Judith is a passionate person. This quote is from a past Patch story. She hates bike paths and cheap V-Day cards. An empassioned Judith Stenzel also asked the council to kill the path, citing the loss of land and saying that as most who were for the path didn't live on Tess Corners Drive. "These are selfish people who should realize there are those of us who will lose our land," Stenzel said.
TOM April 12, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Muskego mike your post is kinda chicken $hit the woman does'nt need to be kicked when she is already down.Hopefuly she does'nt work and the fine will come from mutual funds so this goof will pay somthing for his ignorance!
Denise Konkol (Editor) April 13, 2013 at 12:35 AM
Agreeing with Tom....not called for. Really.
Slick Willy April 13, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Lesson to be learned. If he had never before given her flowers, she wouldn't have expected them this time.
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) April 14, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Crazy women like this should have never been married.
Mike Itzenhuiser April 15, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Agreed Nuitari.
David J Kane April 15, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Isn't love grand?

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