Police: Franklin man tried to smother wife with pillow

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 10:32pm
Staff reports

A Franklin man allegedly tried Tuesday to end an argument with his wife — permanently.

Police said Tradd Staecker, 25, allegedly tried to smother his 23-year-old wife with a pillow during an argument at the couple’s Ambiance Way home.

Officers arrested Staecker after they were summoned at 10 a.m. to investigate a domestic call at the home.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, and Staecker was charged with attempted homicide. He is being held in the Williamson County Jail on $250,000 bond.

6 Comments on this post:

By: govskeptic on 6/24/10 at 3:56

Just goes to show that Youth and Pillows certainly don't mix.
"Reckless Pillowing" and "Parking lot surfing" will not be
tolerated in historic Franklin!

By: AmyLiorate on 6/24/10 at 8:29

Tennessee is lucky that it's hard to conceal a pillow and get it into a bar. We'd see a lot more of this: Pillows and Booze don't mix!

By: not_guilty on 6/24/10 at 10:19

Hey, now. Pillows don't kill people. People kill people.

When pillows are outlawed, only outlaws will have pillows. (Of course, when outlaws are outlawed, only outlaws will be outlaws.)

By: not_guilty on 6/24/10 at 10:29

I have heard that the Menendez brothers considered suffocating their parents before deciding to use a shotgun. Apparently, they did not want to become known as (and confused with) the Smothers Brothers.

By: robertmack on 6/24/10 at 1:45

Puns will never cease on this site.

By: budlight on 6/24/10 at 8:31

Hey Not, I signed on late here, but you are funny. I love to refer to the Mendendez bros when it comes to raising up children right. How stupid can you be? Wack your parents and lose your inheritance? Both of them together didn't have enough brain power to crank a motorcycle for a pi$$ ant!