Guilt by Matrimony by Nancy Styler
A Memoir of Love, Madness, and the Murder of Nancy Pfister

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In February 2014, Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister was murdered in her own home. Someone bludgeoned Pfister to death, wrapped her in a blanket, and stuffed inside her closet. The question was: Who? Then, in March 2014, a married couple from Denver were arrested and charged with first-degree murder: Nancy Styler, a new friend of Pfister’s who’d had a falling out with her after a business deal gone sour; and Dr. Trey Styler, Nancy’s husband, who’d recently lost the family home, his medical practice, and any hope of a peaceful retirement for himself and his wife. Ten days later, police also arrested and charged Kathy Carpenter, Pfister’s underpaid and overworked personal assistant.

Trey Styler, who was slowly losing his grip on reality as he battled with mental illness, confessed to the murder 100 days later. Since then, he’s refused to speak to anyone but his wife. The public and police speculated about whether the confession was true or if he had help—or any involvement at all—because at the time of the murder, it appeared that his medical condition left him barely able walk, much less carry out such a heinous crime. In Guilt by Matrimony, Styler’s ex-wife, Nancy, reveals the answers to the biggest mysteries of this case as she recounts the trauma of being falsely accused and then imprisoned for her husband’s crime.

Also, for the first time since his arrest, Trey talks: an exclusive interview where he explains his side of the story.

New York Times bestselling author Daleen Berry covers this compelling story from the inside, following the Stylers from their fairytale life in Denver to the morning of their simultaneous arrest to Nancy’s release from jail and her attempts to rebuild her shattered life. Filled with exclusive interviews, a close look at the botched small-town police work, and theories on what really happened, Guilt By Matrimony is the definitive look at at a shocking murder that rocked Aspen.
 

About Nancy Styler

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Nancy Styler is a scientist and botanist whose interest in the Victoria Lily led her to supply the exotic flowers and its seeds to more than fifty conservatories around the world. Styler was also garden editor for Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. Educated in France as an anesthetist, Styler is also an aesthetician, an accomplished seamstress, and businesswoman with extensive public speaking experience. Most recently, she was falsely arrested, charged with first-degree murder, which is a capital offense in Colorado, and sent to two different county jails for a combined 107 days. During her stay, Styler became a mentor to several of her fellow inmates and discovered the single tragic reason most women end up incarcerated: while still young girls living at home, they were never taught that they had value, or to believe in themselves.New York Times bestselling author Daleen Berry is an award-winning journalist who writes about important social topics such as domestic violence, suicide and murder, sexual crimes, and mental illness. She is the author of Sister of Silence.
 
Published November 17, 2015 by BenBella Books. 352 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction