Posts tagged "murder"

Slain Mother’s Baby Found Alive

On Monday, eight-months-pregnant Darlene Haynes of Massachusetts was found dead in her bedroom, her unborn baby cut from her womb. Amazingly, this tragic murder has a silver lining: Darlene’s baby girl has been found alive. Police found the baby with one of Darlene’s friends, Julie A. Corey, in New Hampshire yesterday. When some of Darlene’…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 30, 2009

Today In Terribleness: The Worst Edition, Ever.

Some really awful things have happened this week and, unfortunately, a huge percentage of them happened to women. We know you don’t exactly enjoy reading about this kind of stuff but, hey, it’s important. So here it goes.

Okay, this story is really awful. A Massachusetts woman named Darlene Haynes, 23, was found…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 29, 2009

Boxer Arturo Gatti Murdered By Wife

Professional boxer Arturo Gatti may have beat down the best, but over the weekend, his 23-year-old exotic dancer wife allegedly strangled him with her purse strap while he was sleeping at a swanky resort in Brazil. Gatti’s wife became a suspect after she claimed she didn’t notice her hubby was dead for ten hours, eve…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 13, 2009

Amanda Knox Takes The Stand

While the rest of her friends will be graduating from the University of Washington this weekend, 21-year-old Amanda Knox will go over her testimony given earlier today in Italy defending her innocence in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found dead — stabbed in the neck and strangled — half naked i…

By: Daniela Guernica / June 12, 2009

Facebook Relationship Status Change Ends In Tragedy

Last week I changed my relationship status on Facebook from “engaged” to “single”, since I had decided my break was now a breakup. Emma Forrester, a married woman in the U.K., changed her status to single too, only her husband responded by hacking her to death with a meat cleaver. Wayne Forrester told police he…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2008

Death By Folding Couch

When I was younger, I always thought hiding in folding couches was super stealth, but now I might be developing a foldout couch phobia. A woman in St. Petersburg, Russia, got in a fight with her drunken husband, and when he wouldn’t get off the couch, she hit a lever and it folded up, leaving…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 10, 2008

Depressing News Story of the Day: Dad Allegedly Kills Daughter For Marrying Without His Permission

Suffice it to say, I’m not much for many traditions, including the one that says your intended fiance should ask your dad for permission to marry you (I just got engaged and while I thought it was sweet my bf…err, fiance…talked to my parents about his intentions after the fact, I am glad the only…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2008
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