This discussion is getting silly. There is no indication in any of the postings that he was in any way physically abusive to his wife which would be the only justification for what she did. The only thing he did, that we know of, was cheat, which both men and women have been doing since time immemorial. Locking him out, throwing his belongs on the sidewalk, filing for divorce are all proportionate responses. Attacking him with a hammer is in no way proportionate and to demonstrate imagine that it was the wife who was cheating and when the husband found out, he went after her with a hammer. People would be calling for him to be hung, drawn and quartered.