Man Kills Wife for Changing Facebook Status to Single

BigBob

Registered Member
#1
A man murdered his estranged wife after he became “enraged” that she had changed her marital status to single on the social networking site Facebook.
Edward Richardson, 41, was found guilty of stabbing to death Sarah Richardson, 26, a hairdresser, in her parents’ house in Staffordshire on May 12 last year.
Fiona Cortese of the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Richarsdon became enraged when Sarah changed her marital status on Facebook to single and decided to go and see her as she was not responding to his messages.”
Stafford Crown Court heard that Richardson, a carpenter from Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, had sought out Mrs Richardson in her parents house and entered by breaking the front door window.
“Once inside he found Sarah in her bedroom and subjected her to a frenzied and brutal attack with a knife and then attempted to take his own life,” said Ms Cortese.
She said: “We hope that today’s guilty verdict will go some way to easing the pain of Sarah’s friends and family after losing her in such a violent and abrupt way.”
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kerrynyc

Registered Member
#2
that is crazy... people like that should be institutionalized. that guy had some serious mental health issues for sure. it's such a shame that he took her life.
 

Cait

Oh, poppycock.
#3
That's kind of funny. Of course, its sick, but I'm also sadistic sometimes. Someone overreacted a little.


Sorry, I can't take this topic seriously.
 

PentaCube

Registered Member
#5
Someone will probably say something along the lines of "do you still not support the death penalty?", but the fact is he tried to kill himself anyway, and you would only be helping the man.
 

Oooh_snap

Living on the 0th floor
V.I.P.
#6
Relationship status is serious buisness.. One day people will learn.
 

ysabel

/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
#9
Someone will probably say something along the lines of "do you still not support the death penalty?", but the fact is he tried to kill himself anyway, and you would only be helping the man.
Nah, it's "If the wife had a gun..." line.

Anyway, it's both ridiculous and frightening how people are affected by internet these days. Who'd have thought a single click of a status bar could kill you.
 

KiethBlackLion

Registered Member
#10
Behold, the power of "status". We must kneel before "status" and never forget that we are merely the buzzing of flies to the great and powerful "status".

My guess is, this guy had a history of being a little on the violent side towards his wife.