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That's how the true crime podcast, Sword and Scale (episode 71) introduces the segment on the murder case of Fort Thomas woman, Cheryl McCafferty.
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The show, which includes two segments of women who have been convicted of killing, demonstrates the outlier statistic of women involved on the active end of homicide.
The shows narrator begins his introduction:
It is unusual for a woman to be violent in a domestic setting or any setting for that matter. It's a well-known fact that men commit more crimes than women. This is a constant over time and over cultures.
A criminology study published in 1995, titled Sex Differences In Crime, showed that women, making up almost half of the world's population, only committed 14.7% of the world's homicides.
The study showed men killed non-intimate acquaintances, strangers or victims of undetermined relationship in 80% of the cases.
Women usually killed their spouse, a family member or a familiar acquaintance in 60% of the cases.
On March 9, 2009, jurors found McCafferty guilty of First Degree Manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her husband, Bob.
Here's some of McCafferty's testimony in Campbell County District Court:
McCafferty served just under nine years of her 18-year sentence.
A study published in 2012 by the University of Michigan Law School showed that men receive sentences that are 63% higher on average than their female counterparts.