Ay caramba! What a way to end the week! Tonight on “20/20”: Did Standish, Maine yoga teacher Linda Dolloff stage a home invasion, beat her husband Jeff to near-death with a baseball bat and shoot herself in the abdomen in a further cover-up effort?
Yes indeed! Say investigators and the jury who found her guilty.
The gruesome incident occurred last year, early Easter morning in April 09, and on May 12th of this year a jury found Dolloff guilty of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and filing a false police report.
But how could they prove it? There are no eyewitnesses, the husband was beaten so senseless he doesn’t recollect what happened and for crying out loud aren’t yoga teachers supposed be some sort of respectable, nonviolent non-baseball bat wielding peacemakers?? Prosecutors had to get all cutting-edge in the forensics dept with “lead vapors” and other CSI beeswax. We don’t know what yoga studio she taught at, but generally speaking we can vouch for the ahimsa thing*, and we haven’t even done our 300hr training yet. (*even when it comes to divorce, which apparently was a relevant part of this case)
If you’re interested in delving into that sort of crime scene/yoga teacher turns alleged husband-beater type of stuff, the story will actually be on “20/20” tonight at 10pm ET, we weren’t kidding. Latest news: her attorney has asked for a new trial.