World Wide Dead: 25 Real Life Social Networking Murders

Husband Kills Wife Over Status Update

Site: Facebook

Date: May 12, 2009

Backstory: Husband Edward Richardson became enraged after wife Sarah hadn't replied to his text messages concerning her new relationship status, and therefore paid a visit to her in-laws house where he viciously attacked her with a knife and attempted to take his own life. Failing in his attempt at suicide, the police arrested him on murder charges.

Punishment: He's been given a life sentence with a minimum term of 18 years.

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