Sailer's model family values: Discord, murder, raping corpse
This model Sailer type family has many characteristics.
1) Violent and estranged white male
2) Bitter discord in marriage
3) Financial difficulties
4) Violence and murder
5) Raping a corpse
Berks man held for court in estranged wife's killing
Pottstown, PA - A Berks County man was held for court Monday on charges he strangled his estranged wife in Pottstown.
Joseph L. Kramer, 45, Bechtelsville, was returned to Montgomery County Prison without bail following a hearing before Pottstown District Judge John J. Durkin.
Kramer is charged with first-, second- and third-degree murder, attempted rape, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse.
Police said Kramer strangled Amy Kramer, 34, on Oct. 24 after they argued over a bill from a store, then he tried to have sex with her corpse.
According to police:
The couple had been having marital trouble for months.
Joseph Kramer was free on bail on charges he had assaulted her in the summer.
Amy Kramer had a protection-from-abuse order against him and had moved to Pottstown from Bechtelsville after the pair separated in the summer. The couple were married for three years and had lived together in Washington Township.
Kramer called Pottstown police shortly after the killing and told them he had strangled his wife.
Police went to the residence and found her naked body face down in a bed. Kramer told one of the first officers at the scene that he was divorcing his wife and that he strangled her after they argued about the bill.
Kramer told police that he first choked his wife with his hands, then strangled her with a rope.
He said he tried to flush the rope down a toilet. He also admitted to trying to have sex with the corpse.
Amy Kramer had obtained a protection-from-abuse order against her husband in Berks County Court on July 24, less than a month after he had been arrested on assault charges.
On June 28, Joseph Kramer punched his wife and pointed a loaded rifle at her, firing the gun into the ceiling of their house, authorities said.
He was released from Berks County Prison on July 30 after posting $50,000 bail.
That case is pending.