A very strange case in California has highlighted the need for revisions to the law. It's currently not possible to make any money from a divorce if you've attempted or succeeded in murdering your spouse, but you can still get divided communal assets if you hire or attempt to hire someone to do the deed. Many people feel this loophole is unfair, against the spirit of the law and should be closed as soon as it is convenient for everyone involved.
You would think that the logical thing to do immediately after brutally murdering someone in your hotel room would be to either freak out or try to cover up the evidence, or both, but, evidently, there’s nothing logical going on in the mind of suspected serial killer Joran Van Der Sloot. In the latest weird detail to emerge from the gruesome murder investigation, Joran confessed to Peruvian police that he sat on the edge of his hotel bed, right next to the bloodied body of 21-year-old Stephanie Flores, and snacked on sponge cake and espresso immediately following her death, reports the New York Post. Never mind that there was blood oozing out of her head or that one of her eyes was dangling out of its socket, killing somebody seems to have made Joran work up an appetite.
Sunday, September 13, 2009 was supposed to be the day that Annie Le married her college sweetheart, Jonathan Widawsky. Instead, it ended up being the day that her body (or what appeared to be it) was found stuffed into the wall of a lab building at Yale University, where she was a graduate student of pharmacology.
A new theory suggests that Ryan Jenkins lost it when he came across photos taken four nights before Jasmine Fiore's murder. In the photos, Fiore is seen without her wedding ring, celebrating the release of her ex-boyfriend Michael Cardosi from prison. Could those photos have been the final straw for Jenkins?
Sources reveal that McNair's infidelity was all news to Mechelle, who lived a mere six miles away from the condo where McNair and his mistress were found dead. As more grisly details about the deaths emerged, so did the evidence of a months-long liason between the 36-year-old athlete and the waitress of a local Dave and Buster's.
A former client of a Philadelphia dominatrix named Edythe Maa shot himself this morning after kidnapping Maa and killing her boyfriend, a New York attorney. The obsessed client, David Krieg, waited for Maa, who went by the name Jade Vixen, in the parking lot of her residence last night. She'd returned home from dinner with her boyfriend, Anthony Ottaviano, a lawyer at one of New York's high-profile firms, when Krieg shot Ottaviano and kidnapped Maa. She convinced him to let her go hours later. Maa called police after Krieg dropped her off at his relatives' home in Pennsylvania. They tracked Krieg to a restaurant parking lot, where he shot himself
Today Gawker alerted us to the story of Carol Anne Burger, a Huffington Post blogger who stabbed her ex-lover in the neck with a screwdriver 222 times and then shot herself before police could question her. Burger, 57 and her ex, Jessica Kalish, 56, had broken up but for financial reasons were still living together in the condo they'd purchased in 2000. While they worked with a lawyer to sell the house and divide their assets (they were married in 2005), they spent time on opposite sides of the apartment.
The United Nations estimates that 5,000 women worldwide are killed each year in the name of preserving a family's honor. The transgressions that these women commit to justify their deaths? Being raped, wearing Western clothing, marrying a man from the wrong sect or community, and communicating with men on Facebook, to name a few. Often, their brothers or fathers carry out the murders themselves. Pakistan is currently under the media lens after a member of its Parliament vindicated the mass killings of five women--three teenagers deemed guilty of dishonor after attempting to marry without their families' permission and two older women who tried to stop them from being killed--as "centuries old traditions," ones he vowed he would continue to defend.