Woman is convicted of murdering her husband, a Navy doctor
Photo: Cynthia Trayers
A San Diego woman was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder for fatally stabbing her husband, a Navy doctor, allegedly in rage because he was having an extramarital affair.
Cynthia Trayers, 43, was convicted in the December 2010 stabbing of Navy Capt. Frederick Trayers, 41, who was on the staff at Naval Medical Center San Diego. The couple had been married for 18 years.
Prosecutors said Trayers waited until her husband was in bed and groggy from cold medication before she stabbed him 11 times in the back, head and chest. Her defense attorney said Trayers “snapped” because of the pain of finding her husband was having an affair.
The San Diego County Superior Court jury deliberated for three days. Trayers faces a maximum sentence of 16 years to life in prison when sentenced next month, according to Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis.
The jury found Trayers not guilty of first-degree murder, which could bring a life sentence. At issue was whether Trayers planned the murder in advance.