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Swedish woman killed in Florida murder-suicide

TT/The Local · 23 Oct 2010, 18:45

Published: 23 Oct 2010 18:45 GMT+02:00

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The woman, previously identified as Claudia Isabella Krautwurst Healy in the Naples Daily News, was killed by her husband William John Healy III last week in a murder-suicide, the Collier County Sheriff's Office reported.

On September 18th, Claudia Healy had called deputies after she and her husband had gotten in a heated argument, according to an incident report. She said that she and her husband were nudists, but that he was also a swinger, which "causes much of their problems," the report said.

Last Friday, police went to the house that Claudia Healy, 33, shared with her 41-year-old husband after his colleagues noted that he had not been to work in two days, Aftonbladet reported on Saturday. Police, who had previously been called to the residence, found the couple dead in their home.

According to the Naples Daily News, friends and family members said the couple met several years ago on a Miami beach, with one friend describing it as a nude beach, when Healy was visiting her mother, who lives in Florida.

Several months later, they married and were living in Naples, but friends say it was never a happy marriage, according to the report. Soon after they married, William Healy brought his new bride to a "swingers club" in Tampa, making her "completely miserable from that day on."

She said William Healy attempted to control her life, took things from her, broke her cell phone and would not allow her to have friends. When she took a job as a snack shop attendant, her husband took her paychecks and forced her to ask him for money.

According to a friend, the couple slept in separate bedrooms. Claudia Healy had previously mentioned leaving her husband. At one point, Claudia Healy alleged had an affair with another man and wanted a divorce, which her husband refused.

Separately, friends and family members of William Healy described his wife as a "witch," "aggressor" and "completely out of control." One friend told the Naples Daily News that William Healy "was working his butt off to pay for her drinking and smoking habit."

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On Sept. 18, on the way home from an afternoon of drinking on the beach, William and Claudia Healy began to argue, according to an incident report. The argument continued when they arrived home around 7 p.m.

On September 18th, William Healy told deputies that he and his wife had been in "several physical altercations in the past," adding that she had hit him "over 300 times" and that he had hit her on "numerous occasions."

He also admitted that the only reason they were still together was so Claudia could obtain US citizenship. Neither were arrested after the incident.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

21:04 October 23, 2010 by wxman
Total freaks.
21:41 October 23, 2010 by SilverBattleAxe
This Swedish woman wanted a US passport? What's wrong with her? The US is in a state of financial collapse. I would never recommend that anyone come to the US.
22:14 October 23, 2010 by logi
women should start using their head, and not heart, she would have left honourably before now, some men are not worth it.
01:16 October 24, 2010 by Tdye
yeah both are freaks

America is NOT in a state of financial collapse that is such a misconception money is there jobs are there problem is.. most Americans dont want to do hard work and make something of them selves..financial collapse psh..that is just an excuse sometimes you have to leave your comfy desk job and actually do some work..i like it when people say "well.. im not going to go cut crass or flip burgers.. i am worth more money than that" and thats why YOU are in a financial collapse and the rest of the hard workers are doing just as well as they were before

@logi from what i read in this article.. she was the abuser as much as he was

if not more so..maybe he should kicked her out on her butt.

most women aren't worth it..... Women think that they are owed everything in life..wrong it needs to be 50/50 a woman is owed nothing as a guy is owed nothing
04:14 October 24, 2010 by SilverBattleAxe
@ Tyde: Read the page in the link below and then tell me, point by point, why the US economy will not collapse in the near future. Please provide counter arguments to all 20 points listed in the article. Do you know of anyone OTHER THAN the US government that is not telling you that the US economy is in big trouble?

09:21 October 24, 2010 by Rebel
@Tyde, I was in the US over the summer and I can tell you -- the economy is in collapse. The Obamaites fudge data to make it look less bad than it is (counting temporary census workers, poll workers and even all the people listed by temporary companies as real jobs). A friend of mine is officially listed as employed by 4 temporary agencies and he has had no calls for months for any work. Yet according to Obama there are 4 workers employed -- according to the statistics. How many tens of thousands of "jobs" does that inflate the worker stats to?

You can see men in their 50s delivering pizza and working at Taco Bell. You can see BMWs parked at the unemployment office. The US economy is on the brink and Caligula (I mean Obama) is spending money faster than a drunken Lindsey Lohan.
10:57 October 24, 2010 by cowboykodp

Watching Faux News much? There is no collapse in the US. Its the right wing nuts who are hoping that it will be. Just fear mongering.

You better hope that there is no US economic collapse, because if there is, then no matter where in the world you live, a card board box will be your new dwelling.
11:25 October 24, 2010 by Kaethar
@SilverBattleAxe: Why assume she wanted to work in the US? It's not like you need citizenship to work in the US anyway. People collect passports for a variety of reasons. Perhaps she wanted to be able to visit the US without a VISA and stay for any period of time if she wanted? Especially relevant when you're retired and you don't have to work. Or maybe she wanted to have it to broaden the horizons for her children - if they could have worked legally in two countries in the future that's more opportunities for them, etc etc.

No point arguing about it now though. RIP.
12:15 October 24, 2010 by Swedesmith
@Tyde I am an American who has lived in Sweden. No offense, but when I lived in Sweden I was not terribly impressed with the modern Swedish work ethic. There were some exceptions, like the farmer who lived next door to me (he was a working fool!) or my buddy who works full-time and then does custom butchering on the side. I read once that the average Swede puts in a 6 hour work day and has 6 to 8 weeks vacation. Pretty good gig if you can get it.

Right now the economy in the US is a bit grim and there are a lot of people out of work but I don't think we are anywhere near collapse. Ask me again in about 20 years. And Cowboy is right, if America falls, the ripple effect would be tremendous.

I would readily admit that the world economy is in transition and the Chinese look the the horse to bet on in the future but I wouldn't count America out just yet.
14:18 October 24, 2010 by mx-rep
People come from around the world to become Floridiots. Maybe its something in the water?
19:44 October 24, 2010 by Kaethar
@Swedesmith: Yes we know. Swedes are all lazy bastards. What people faill to realise is that a happy population = a more productive work force.

Global Competitiveness Report revealed this September:

1.) Switzerland

2.) Sweden

3.) Singapore

4.) USA

5.) Germany

20:12 October 24, 2010 by SilverBattleAxe
@Swedesmith: I rather like the Swedish work ethic. Many Americans often have to work > 8 hours per day and only get 2 weeks of vacation per year. This often leads to high rates of burnout and workers being chronically fatigued. This leads to higher rates of illness and lower overall productivity from workers. Working more hours per week and making more money does not necessarily lead to a higher standard of living for workers. I'd rather work less, make less, and have more personal time for recreational activities and family life. Maybe the Swedish work ethic is something that you're not overly impressed with; however, at least they aren't slaves to the companies that they work for.
20:21 October 24, 2010 by Swedesmith
@Kaether and Silver:

I never stated that the Swedes are lazy and I don't believe that. I was responding to Tyde's comments stating most Americans don't like to work hard, don't cut their own grass, etc. Most Americans I know are incredibly hard working. In our town, many are of Swedish descent.

It's obvious you took offense and I apologize. But I still stand by my comments. The typical Swede (especially the younger generation) has a rather lax attitude about work. My opinoin.
10:45 October 25, 2010 by Potato-Pants
Haha..patriotism at its best!!

Its just a news article, no need to get defensive and protect your country...bad stuff happens everywhere in the world!!
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