By Moody Adams Myra Morton, a devout Muslim in Philadelphia, said she loved her husband but could not handle his second wife and shot him as he slept.
She was 47 and could no longer have children. Her only child was a girl, who died at 13. Jereleigh Morton, her husband met a young Muslim woman from Morocco on the Internet and wanted to marry her.
Myra consented to the wedding and even attended the ceremony. But arguments began and then her husband plan to impregnate his new wife.
“I put my whole heart into the marriage. I begged him not to marry another woman. … It tore my heart apart to share him with another woman,” Myra told the courtroom at her murder trial.
Mrya was sentences to from 8 to 20 years in prison for the killing.
The Koran’s laws say men are free to take wives as they please up to four at a time, Koran 4:3 says: “Marry but two, or three, or four; and if ye still fear that ye shall not act equitably, then one only. The only condition for polygamy is that the man must treat them all equally.