Man Dies in 3-Way, Wife Gets $3m

A macabre ménage à trois landed some moolah for one Georgia widow whose husband expired in the heat of passion. A jury said that a doctor’s failure to advise against overexertion in the sack was worth $3 million for the wife of the late William Martinez, 31, a police officer who bit the bullet while engaging in a threesome with another man and a woman who was not his wife at a hot-sheets hotel in Atlanta in 2009. “The type of sex that he was engaged in is the type that’s totally unacceptable to our community,” said Rod Edmond, Martinez’s family’s lawyer. “But the fact of the matter is this man could have died running on the treadmill, running after a criminal.” The jury found Martinez 40 percent responsible for his own death, but one imagines that a higher percentage of Atlanta’s male population thinks the way Martinez died was 100 percent awesome.