Kimmel’s position is basically that because the man used his hand to slap his wife instead of picking up a kitchen knife and stabbing her combined with his statement about not wanting to kill her demonstrates that he did not lose control. This position is seriously flawed. A loss of control is indicated by the impulsivity of the act. The fact that he did not want to kill her may indicate that he simply didn’t think about killing her long enough to form intent. That he did not think to pick up a weapon may be indicative of the impulsiveness of the act. He used the first available weapon, his hand.