After years of raising a son or daughter, most parents can’t resist poking their nose a little into the who and when of their marriage, the number and timing of grandchildren, and so forth. After all, so much work has gone into raising them, it is only natural that a parent would be concerned over such important decisions. Nevertheless, wise parents who raised their children well need not worry, and can be a little lenient or tolerant if their son or daughter chooses somebody just a little peculiar. But the case of Edith Casas is a different matter entirely. She wants to marry Victor Cingolani, who was convicted and is serving a 13-year prison sentence for murdering her twin sister.
They would be married already, with the date having been set for Saturday, only Casas’ mother got it postponed after submitting a request for a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation of her daughter. One could only be “psychologically ill” to want to marry the murderer of your twin in what would amount to a “terrible betrayal.”
Edith, for her part, regards the convicted murderer as in fact innocent, and that he “would not hurt a fly.” Cingolani’s lawyer naturally agrees as well, saying that “Edith is not marrying a killer.”