Your husband will die a violent and horrible death this year

In a dark and hazy room, peering into a crystal ball, the fortune teller delivered grave news:

“There’s no easy way to tell you this, so I’ll just be blunt.
 
Prepare yourself to be a widow. Your husband will die a violent and horrible death this year..”

Visibly shaken, Laura stared at the woman’s lined face, then at the single flickering candle, then down at her hands.

She took a few deep breaths to compose herself and to stop her mind racing. 

She simply had to know…

She met the fortune teller’s gaze, steadied her voice and
“Will I be acquitted?” 
  
   For some reason, wives tend to like this joke……..