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Felon Turns Murderer Over Alleged MySpace Rumors

Site: MySpace

Date: March 28, 2009

Backstory: Ex-con Calvin Lawson was furious over infidelity rumors sent to his girlfriend on MySpace by Caroline Wimmer and strangled the woman to death with a hair-dryer cord. Lawson had previously been arrested in 2006 for punching, choking, and striking a woman with a hammer, but was never convicted and set free. On the other side, neighbors told cops Wimmer had a history of man problems as an ex-boyfriend previously attempted to break into her home months ago. Seems like a devestating love triangle.

Punishment: Lawson was found guilty of second-degree murder and is serving 25 years in prison.

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