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A crime not for the squeamish

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We have recently had a very high profile murder case in the papers: one crook killed another crook in prison.  Lots of front page coverage and analysis of the machinations of the underworld.

Today I came across a case that really shocked me.  A man filling his car with petrol suddenly takes the hose and sprays petrol INSIDE the car then sets his partner slight after stabbing her in the neck.  It gets worse.

‘Vile and horrendous’: petrol killer in court

Clearly this murderer had a few problems.  More than a few problems, one could suggest.  How on earth did this man function at all?

The Judge’s description of the murder as “such a bad murder, such a bad murder” is probably the understatement of the decade, reading the case.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/vile-and-horrendous-petrol-killer-in-court-20110930-1l168.html#ixzz1ZRKIbAgr


Written by Robyn Dunphy

September 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

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Until death do us part

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Within two weeks of or, worse, AT the wedding, it seems.

First we had the case in Australia of the American charged with murdering his wife on their honeymoon in Australia while scuba diving.  He served time here, then was deported to face charges in Alabama, USA.

More recently we had the UK man honeymooning in South Africa who is accused of arranging the murder of his bride.

Now we have a case, in Brazil, of the groom shooting his bride, the bestman and himself at the wedding reception.

What on earth is going on here?  I don’t believe I’ve seen a lot of similar cases in the past.  Why are these men getting married in the first place?  Did they change their mind at the last minute but not have the courage to call it off?  That seems unlikely if they had the courage to kill their brides so soon after the wedding.

Admittedly the UK/South African case is still very much open, but the husband is certainly the prime suspect, it is reported.

The American/Australia case was presented as an accident initially.

In the Brazilian case there were way too many witnesses for any claims of innocence to be made – besides, the husband himself is dead.

Weddings are supposed to be a joyous time. Yes, marriages fail: usually not in such a short space of time, unless you are Britney Spears (52 hours) and they managed to end that marriage without a death.

Something is not right.  Do you have any thoughts as to what may be causing such horrible events?

Written by Robyn Dunphy

December 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

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