With development in technology, we have seen the rise of social media in our lives. And while it can be used in a proper way and be seen as a blessing, some nuts do find a way to give every boon the flip side of a curse. Here are fourteen strange deaths that have been caused by social media.
One fine day, when the husband and wife had been nearly separated, Edward Richardson's wife decided to change her relationship status to 'single' on Facebook. Given that the two had almost separated, she didn't see it as a big deal. But Edward Richardson did. And he ended up killing her first, and then killing himself when he was faced with the hate of other people for his silly and criminal act.
Scott Humphrey, 27-year-old man, continuously punched his friend Richard Rovetto in a cab, apparently because he 'poked' his girlfriend on Facebook! The punches caused him to bleed profusely, and in the end, die when he was pushed down on the pavement and hit his head.
Adam was frustrated by the continuous Facebbok posts his ex-wife made about his child support payments, and so, he decided to kill her with a hammer instead of.. you know.. just 'blocking' her! Now that's sick!
This is the story of a clearly abnormal child who threatened to kill himself on MySpace. Repeatedly. This was the reason why his dad decided to ground him, although it probably would have been better to add a little psychiatric inspection to the list. Anyway, this child then found his repressed feelings becoming heavy on himself, and decided one day, to call in sick at school by imitating his dad's voice, and staying back to kill himself. But in the end, he decided to come up with a little game: if dad gets back before four, he would kill his dad. And the rest is obvious from the title itself, isn't it?
Can you imagine that a love triangle on Facebook can lead to a high-speed car chase and then death? Well, the story of Torrie Lynn Emery, 23, and Danielle Booth, 20, will convince you anything's' possible! Literally! These two women were fighting over a dude (who, by the way, was in prison), and when Torrie saw her arch enemy in another car, she began to pursue her, ram the car and eventually try to get past a red signal and be hit by a truck and killed. Well, convinced?
This is one more of those strange cases. Rachel Wade had been constantly posting photos of herself with her new boyfriend Josh, and that was driving Sarah Ludemann, Josh's ex-girlfriend crazy. And going by how it ended, it looks like she had literally been driven crazy. After a lot of curse-worded exchanges, one fine night, Rachel decided to get rid of her nemesis, by stabbing her in the chest! Way to go!
This might sound overly dramatic, but it's a true story. In Columbia, a list of teenager's names were posted online and one by one, the teens mentioned in the list began to get killed. Soon after, posters were found asking the parents of the mentioned kids to leave town or see their kids die. Even today, no one knows who that psycho tech-savvy killer was.
Can you believe how fragile friendships have come to be? Two childhood friends, James Blake and Kwame Dancy, had been fighting over a girl they both liked. And the fight got serious; so serious that Blake stuck a shotgun to Kwane's neck and shot him dead!
It was New Year's Eve, and everyone seemed to be enjoying, everyone but seasoned 16-year-old criminal Matthew Dubois, who had already won himself a good juvenile crime list. He was upset about a comment another guy had posted over his girlfrend's MySpace. And things went so south that he ended up killing his girlfriend with a .547 handgun.
A gang of 20-year-olds decided to literally put an end to all their challenges put up by their 15-year-old enemy by deciding to kill him. Their plan was simply fantastical, full with samurai swords and all. Anyway, the murder took place in a subway, and so it was too easy to convict them with charges. In the end, three of the savage little lunatics were convicted of murder, five of manslaughter, and nine on lesser chargers.