Friday, October 17, 2008

Woman killed over Facebook relationship status

The Press Association reports the horrifying aftermath of a breakup:

A jealous husband who stabbed his wife to death because he felt "humiliated" over a posting she made on the social networking website Facebook was jailed for life today.

Wayne Forrester told police he was "devastated" that wife Emma had changed her online profile to "single" four days after he had moved out.

Forrester, an HGV driver, drove to the marital home in New Addington, near Croydon, south London, armed with a kitchen knife and a meat cleaver in the early hours of February 18.

Fuelled by cocaine and alcohol, he attacked his wife as she lay in bed, beating her, tearing out clumps of her hair, and stabbing her in the head and neck.


Victor said...

The influence of virtual social platforms on humans' minds is definitely growing. It is really big evidence that a virtual society is taking over the place of the real society. Wayne didn't produce any action until the 4th day, until he saw that tens if not hundreds if not thousands of people on his wife's contacts list know that she is single now. The real society didn't have the power to give him the sufficient incentive to commit his crime but once he switched on to the online society and saw her status, it was enough for him to have a reason for committing his crime. I think people should reconsider the social outcomes being generated from interacting within the online society using different platforms.

I really feel sorry for this couple being a victim to the virtual social platforms

Anonymous said...

Well, it could be the virtual social platorms or it could be the cocaine and alcohol...hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Yes, maye the coke and alcohol and the fact that he's a beast! Why should a social network take d blame, this guy is obviously bad news and cant take humiliation!