That statistic is featured in the November 2015 memoir by Nancy Styler. The title is "Guilt By Matrimony."
She was one of the three accused of murdering Aspen heiress Nancy Pfister in 2014. Of course, that had been a big media story. There was a famous photo of her husband and herself doing the perp walk outside an Aspen motel. The husband Trey Styler - was wearing a woman's blue bathrobe.
Pfister had been knocked about the head with a hammer, folded into two, and stored in a closet in her mansion. Initially, her death was assumed by locals to have been a suicide. She was known for her non-stop drinking. Drunks frequently end up suicides.
Of the three, it turned out that it was the husband Trey who did wind up pleading guilty. In prison he committed suicide. The interesting thing about the book is that it's written in the third, not first person, with ghostwriter Daleen Berry.
The Stylers both had been prominent anesthesiologists who had l been lived the life of the rich and famous. Then they had fallen on hard times. And, they lacked what it took to figure out a comeback. At the time of the arrest both were considering suicide. They referred to it as their "Thelma and Louise" plan.
When his health failed he gave up practicing medicine. She had been pursuing other ventures which didn't yield the kind of money they had been used to. They wound up renting Pfister's house while she traveled globally. In it was the equipment for a spa they were operating. It was to be the platform on which they could earn enough to pay their bills.
Because of a dispute, Pfister wouldn't allow them to retrieve that equipment. She had a reputation in Aspen as a player who liked to cause others trouble - just because she could.
She had the wealth, power and contacts to do just that. Law enforcement frequently looked the other way. Meanwhile, Trey was already enraged because a lawyer had allegedly bilked him for about $650,000.
The third one accused had been Kathy Carpenter, a local whom Pfister used and abused. The heiress made it her business to get that naïve woman to fall off the AA wagon and get drunk with her.
The book is dedicated to Trey. Nancy Styler has filed for bankruptcy. She would be homeless had not she been able to bunk with her mother in Boston. Carpenter has become a pariah in Aspen. But she doesn't seem to have what it takes to start a new life away from the scene of the crime.
According to Trey's account to an investigative reporter, he just "snapped." His real object of violence was that lawyer, not his former landlord. But there she was. And even in murder, he was the caring doctor. He hit her several extra times to ensure she wouldn't die slowly.