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Every single day in the United States, at least three women are murdered by the men in their lives. How does an ordinary husband and father become a brutal killer? And what are the signs? To try and get some answers, Oprah traveled to a North Carolina maximum-security prison to meet a former church pastor, behind bars for the rest of his life.

High school sweethearts Aaron and Naomi were married for 24 years and together they raised three children. Naomi worked full time as a nurse and Aaron was a devoted church pastor. On January 27, 2003, Naomi's dead body was found partially clothed in the back seat of her car. She was only a mile from her home. Crime experts believe she was beaten into unconsciousness with a marble rolling pin, then driven to a deserted road, beaten again, this time with a rock. She was then believed to have been strangled with a seat belt and left for dead. Police think Naomi fought back until her last breath.

But when the killer was revealed, nobody could believe it. Aaron confessed to the brutal murder of his wife.

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FROM: Oprah Goes to Prison: The Pastor Who Killed His Wife
Published on February 18, 2005

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