Love teaches us to be compassionate while some become blind in the agony of revenge…

Here is the story of 40-year-old Misty Lee Wilke who was in an active sexual relationship with an unidentified man. As her life was going smoothly on the road of love, she suspected a few things that, from there, would only get worse. Suddenly, everything changed when a heated argument between the couple led to the disclosure of the fact that the man was HIV-positive.

Even thought the incident happened in April 2016, the release of a home surveillance video of the crash, made this incident go viral.

The man can be seen leaving the altercation on his bicycle, when Wilke, in a Mustang, can be seeing speeding towards him

The now-viral video of the Mustang moving over a man on a bicycle is something that Ronnie Foster had never seen before.

“This was the first time that a security footage captured something of this much interest,” said Foster, whose company provides surveillance-system services. It was his company, BlueHorse Solutions LLC, that installed the surveillance system showing the hit-and-run.

Wilke’s boyfriend flying into the air

Foster reported that his son, Travis, posted this video on YouTube on June 5 after getting the homeowner’s consent. The incident happened just outside Norton Park in north Phoenix.

In the video, a man can be seen riding a bike through a T-intersection and continues moving briefly on the roadway before a doubling back. Within a second, a red Mustang with a white racing stripe drives in uncontrollably through the intersection and ran into the bicyclist. When the man flips over the hood and rolls onto the ground, he looked like a rag doll. According to the police records, he was left with a fractured spine and head injuries.

Police said that Wilke called 911 to strengthen her side of the story about 30 minutes later

While Wilke ensures the police that the man laughed at her after revealing the fact that he was HIV positive, and even took out a knife in order to attack her. Surveillance footage clearly revealed that Wilke put the pedal to the metal to seek vengeance against her former lover.

After five months, she was sentenced to 6 and a half years in prison charging her with an attempt of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and running away from the scene of a serious injury accident. She has pleaded guilty to an aggravated assault and leaving the scene of a serious accident, according to the court records.

Wilke’s prison sentence is also followed by 3 years of supervised probation, according to the Maricopa County Superior Court officials.

“The defendant willfully sought to cause great physical harm to the victim, with no regard for the possibility she could have caused his death,” County Attorney Bill Montgomery said in a statement. “This is an appropriate sentence to demonstrate to the defendant the seriousness of this crime.”

Psychologists’ opionion

According to psychologist, Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D., profound love involves reciprocity and the lack of it, can be quite painful. Some people hurt the one they love unintentionally, and others do so intentionally.

While according to another published review in the Current Directions in Psychological Science journal,  “The people who are likely to cause us harm of any sort, will usually be people we know and have a relationship with. It’s not the strangers we need to fear.”

Richardson, who calls this phenomenon as “everyday aggression,” has been researching interpersonal aggression since 1974. She focuses on defining aggression based on person’s intent, and not on whether an aggression actually ends up hurting someone. “Whether or not you actually caused harm isn’t the critical issue,” Richardson says. “It’s that you intended to. If I aim my gun and shoot at you but miss, my intention was still aggressive.”

But, she also says the field can be quite difficult to study because of different limitations. “One of the challenges for even defining and studying aggression is asking how you look in someone’s head to figure out what they intended to do,” Richardson added.  “We ourselves aren’t always conscious of what we intend to do.”

Overreaction or justified anger? What do you think? 



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