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A Woman Discovered Her Husband Got a Postcard from a Woman He Dated Over 60 Years Ago. Then, She Tried to Smother Him to Death, Cops Say.

Florida Woman Accused of Trying to Kill Husband After He Got Postcard
Source: Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Mega

Bertha Yalter allegedly tried to smother her husband to death after he received a postcard in the mail from an ex-girlfriend, police said.

Feb. 3 2024, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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A 71-year-old woman in Florida has been arrested after she allegedly tried to kill her husband after he received a postcard from a woman he dated over 60 years ago, according to authorities.

On Jan. 29, officers were called to an apartment in North Miami Beach and found an “extremely fragile” male victim with “several serious bruises and open lacerations,” according to court documents obtained by WBTV.

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Officers said the alleged victim also reportedly had “open bite marks that were bleeding.”

Court documents state the man told investigators he received a postcard in the mail from an ex-girlfriend, and then his wife, Bertha Yalter, became upset about it.

Police said the victim alleged Yalter “tried to smother him with a pillow” and “bit and physically battered him.”

A state attorney told the New York Post that Yalter also “admitted to urinating on him.”

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Police claimed they allegedly located video evidence of the attack and Yalter was arrested at her North Miami Beach condominium.

She was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery of a person 65 or older, and tampering, and was being held without bond, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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