Wife’s murder conviction upheld

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the murder conviction against a Gwinnett County woman who killed her husband after lacing his supper with sleeping pills.

Ashley Suzanne Schutt was found guilty of the July 25, 2009, murder by a jury that rejected her assertions she killed her husband, Greg Schutt, in self defense. Prosecutors said after Schutt fell asleep in the master bedroom, his wife struck him repeatedly with a hammer and stabbed him more than three dozen times.