Playing With Fire
The True Story of A Nurse, Her Husband, and A Marriage Turned FatalBook - 2010
Describes how nurse Shelly Michael was found guilty of the murder of her husband, who was paralyzed by a fatal dose of muscle relaxant, and of first-degree arson, and how she still claims to be innocent despite her conviction.
A beautiful nurse. A lethal injection. A gruesomely charred corpse. Nothing could have shocked the sleepy community of Morgantown, West Virginia, more than the lurid details that surfaced after a house fire claimed the life of Shelly Michael's husband Jimmy. Local authorities suspected possible arson. Then they discovered that Jimmy had been dead before the fire even started--paralyzed by a fatal dose of muscle relaxant…
Did Shelly Michael, a respected nurse and mother, kill her second husband and torch her own home? Were the rumors true that she'd had an affair with her husband's employee only two weeks before the murder? Or did she kill Jimmy simply for the insurance money? Charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson, Shelly would never stop claiming her innocence--even to this day
In Morgantown, West Virginia, Shelly Michael, a respected nurse and mother--despite being charged with the murder of her husband, who was paralyzed by a fatal dose of muscle relaxant, and first-degree arson--still, to this day, proclaims her innocence. Original.