Half-Naked Lawyer Beat Ex-Wife to Death in Front of Children: Officials

Half-Naked Lawyer Beat Ex-Wife to Death in Front of Children: Officials

Contrary to what my fellow conservatives say, marriage and “the nuclear family” do not improve society or make people more loving, ethical, godly, or responsible.

I’m not arguing the opposite, by the way – I am not saying being single or childless makes a person more godly, ethical, etc.

But conservative beliefs that The Nuclear Family will somehow “fix” a broken society is based on pipe dreams – nor is it mentioned in the Bible that marriage is a cure for a sin-filled world.

The Bible does not prescribe marriage or parenthood as fixes for society. The Bible says that marriage detracts a person’s attention from God and helping others to a spouse (see 1 Corinthians 7).

Jesus said your allegiance as his follower was supposed to be him and other believers, not to a spouse or biological family. Jesus never married or had children.

Did being married and a father make this man more godly, ethical, moral, loving, and responsible? Nope.

(Link): Half-naked lawyer beat ex-wife to death in front of children: officials

by Michael Ruiz,
August 25, 2022

A North Dakota lawyer allegedly beat his ex-wife to death in Minnesota on Tuesday as she clung to the youngest of their five children and two others screamed for help, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

The younger boy, 2, was so traumatized that he didn’t respond to questions from deputies after they had his father in custody and rushed his mother to the hospital.

Anders Odegaard, 31, and Carissa Odegaard, also 31, divorced last year, court records show.

In a custody dispute this week, he allegedly refused to let her take their kids to church and a fight broke out, deputies wrote in the criminal complaint after interviewing the children.

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Woman Commits Suicide After Boyfriend Forced Her to Have 14 Abortions in 8 Years

Woman Commits Suicide After Boyfriend Forced Her to Have 14 Abortions in 8 Years

(Link): ABORTION HORROR Woman kills herself after ‘being forced to have 14 abortions in eight years by her partner’ as she leaves haunting note

July 15, 2022

A WOMAN has killed herself after her partner allegedly forced her to have 14 abortions over the course of their eight- year relationship.

The 33-year-old left a haunting suicide note, detailing the horror she suffered at the hands of her partner, police said.

(Link): Woman Commits Suicide After Boyfriend Forced Her to Have 14 Abortions in 8 Years

July 15, 2022
by Micaiah Bilger

Police in India said a 33-year-old woman committed suicide earlier this month, haunted by trauma and grief after her partner allegedly forced her to abort 14 of their unborn babies.

The Irish Sun reports the woman from Jaitpur, Delhi, India, left a suicide note explaining the abuse that she suffered for eight years, according to police.

Police said the woman accused her partner of forcing her to take abortion drugs 14 different times while she was pregnant with their unborn babies. Allegedly, she was having an affair with the man and living separately from her husband, the report states.

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Pregnant Wife, 21, Left Fighting for Life with Full Body Burns After Enraged Husband Set Fire to Her ‘Because She Refused to Have an Abortion’

Pregnant Wife, 21, Left Fighting for Life with Full Body Burns After Enraged Husband Set Fire to Her ‘Because She Refused to Have an Abortion’

So much for marriage and parenthood making society or individuals better, more loving, responsible, and ethical! (As per the usual secular or religious conservative take on the matter.)

(Link): Pregnant wife, 21, left fighting for life with full body burns after enraged husband set fire to her ‘because she refused to have an abortion’

Aug 18, 2022
by Walter Finch

A five-month pregnant Lebanese woman with full body burns is fighting a ‘bleak’ battle for survival after her husband set fire to her because she refused to have an abortion.

Hana Mohammed Khodor, 21, was rushed to a hospital in Tripoli in critical condition after her husband, identified as AA, set her ablaze with a gas canister.

A doctor said that they had to operate to remove the fetus after it died and the mother’s chances of survival are ‘very bleak.’

The horrific attack is alleged to have started with AA viciously beating his young pregnant wife when she told him she wanted to keep their baby, due to be born in December.

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Pastor’s Wife Sentenced to Life in Prison for Convincing Lover to Murder Husband

Pastor’s Wife Sentenced to Life in Prison for Convincing Lover to Murder Husband

I think this is an update to a news story I posted about a month or two ago.

The wife claims that her pastor husband forced her to engage in a “menage a trois” with some other guy, she claims her husband was abusing her, and she got the third guy in the menage a trois to murder her spouse.

(Link): Pastor’s wife sentenced to life in prison for convincing lover to murder husband

August 12, 2022
By Ryan Foley, Christian Post Reporter

The wife of a slain Oklahoma pastor who admitted to collaborating with her lover to murder her husband was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.

Pontotoc County Judge Steven Kessinger sentenced Kristie Evans to life in prison with the possibility of parole for her role in the March 22, 2021, murder of her husband, David, who served as pastor of Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Ada.

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Boyfriend Dies After His Skin ‘Melted Off’ When His ‘Girlfriend Sprayed Him with 50 Cents Worth of Gasoline’

Boyfriend Dies After His Skin ‘Melted Off’ When His ‘Girlfriend Sprayed Him with 50 Cents Worth of Gasoline’

Sometimes, it does pay to be single.

This woman is a sociopathic piece of garbage. I’m calling that from a distance. No, I don’t need to “be an expert” or have a psychology degree to arrive at this conclusion.

(Link): Boyfriend dies after his skin ‘melted off’ when his ‘girlfriend sprayed him with 50 cents worth of gasoline’

by Walter Finch
Aug 5, 2022

A woman has been charged with murder after ‘melting the skin off’ her boyfriend at a Texas gas station and driving away ‘smiling’.

Breana Johnson, 24, doused Ricky Doyle, 25, in petrol [gasoline] as he sat in the backseat of a Jeep and set fire to him after a row on July 18, according to the Arlington Police Department.

Doyle died on Tuesday in a Dallas-area hospital after a two weeks struggle for survival following the horrifying attack, prompting the Johnson’s aggravated assault charge to be upgraded to murder.

Doyle’s mother Lisa told NBCDFW how doctors said his foot ‘was the only part of his body I could touch. That’s all that was left.’

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Newlywed Pharmacist Beaten To Death on Honeymoon by Her New Husband

Newlywed Pharmacist Beaten To Death on Honeymoon by Her New Husband

Yeah… being single (even if you had wanted to be married or still hope to be) is not as bad as getting murdered by your spouse – and on your honeymoon, no less! Good lord!

I’d want to get married in part to have companionship, to have someone to cuddle on me as we lie on the couch together watching NetFlix – not to get beaten to death! Getting beaten to death (or at all) is not my idea of a loving, wonderful relationship.

Not sure if I am understanding the timeline correctly – but it looks as though they married in February of this year (2022) but didn’t take the honeymoon until July 2022 (?). But still, that’s pretty shocking and tragic.

This is yet another example of how, contrary to so many conservative marriage promoters propagandize, that marriage does not make a person more ethical, godly, or loving, responsible, nor, contrary to all the Christian (evangelical and Baptist) dating and marriage advice books and articles I saw growing up, does a person have to be godly, loving, or receive some state of perfection before God will allow a person to marry.

(Link): Newlywed charged with murdering wife on Fiji honeymoon calls it ‘accident’

Excerpts:

by Lee Brown
July 22, 2022

The Tennessee newlywed charged in the beating death of his wife on their honeymoon in Fiji is claiming it was an “accident,” according to his lawyer.

Bradley Robert Dawson, 38, is charged with murdering his pharmacist wife, Christe Chen, 36, whose body was found in an exclusive scenic Fiji resort in the Yasawa Islands on July 9, two days after checking in.

(Link): Newlywed husband escaped on a KAYAK to island 1.2miles away from $3,500-a-night honeymoon bungalow in Fiji where he ‘beat his pharmacist wife to death in bathroom’: Found 36hrs later and charged with her murder

by Amy Maas
July 21, 2022

A newlywed Memphis pharmacist was found beaten to death in the bathroom of her luxury honeymoon bungalow in Fiji – and her husband, now charged with her murder, used a kayak to flee to a small island 1.2 miles away, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Christe Jion Chen, 39, was found dead on July 9 at the secluded $3,500-a-night Turtle Island Resort in the Yasawa group of islands – the jewel in the South Pacific nation’s billion-dollar travel industry.

She had suffered multiple traumatic injuries to her body, and blunt force trauma to the head, according to a post-mortem exam report viewed by DailyMail.com.

Chen and her husband, Bradley Robert Dawson, 38 – who she married in February – had only checked into the resort two days earlier. He has since been arrested for her murder and is being held in prison in nearby Lautoka. His lawyer, Iqbal Khan, told DailyMail.com that his client denies the charges.

DailyMail.com has learned that the alarm was raised on July 9 when neither Chen or Dawson turned up to eat breakfast – their personal butler then went to the couples’ bungalow and found a ‘do not disturb sign’ on their door. They then failed to turn up to lunch, and at that point their butler – who personally cleans their bungalow – used a spare key to unlock the door.

The butler – known as a ‘House Papa’ – discovered Chen lying bloodied on the bathroom floor around midday.

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Man Slit Wife’s Throat, Played Her Favorite Song and Held Her Hand as She Died: Police

Man Slit Wife’s Throat, Played Her Favorite Song and Held Her Hand as She Died: Police

(Link):  Man admits to killing wife, playing her favorite music and holding her hand as she died: police 

June 23, 2022

Florida police on Wednesday arrested a 21-year-old man in the brutal murder of his wife in their apartment.

Xichen Yang is charged with first-degree premediated murder and destroying the evidence in the death of his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham.

Officers responded to the couple’s Altamonte Springs apartment Wednesday where they found Pham in the bathtub with fatal stab wounds on her neck, according to a police report obtained by Orlando’s FOX 35.

Investigators were tipped off after Yang, who had not been showing up for work, allegedly told his employer he was upset his wife had burned his passport and he had committed an “unspeakable” act.

(Link): Man slit wife’s throat, played her favorite song and held her hand as she died: cops

Excerpts:

June 23, 2022
By Snejana Farberov

A Florida man has been arrested for murder after he allegedly confessed to slitting his wife’s throat — and then playing her favorite song and holding her hand as she bled to death in a bathtub.

Xichen Yang, 21, was taken into custody Tuesday on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence in the brutal slaying of his wife, Nhu Quynh Pham, Altamonte Springs police said.

Police said that just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to an address in the 900 block of Ballard Street to conduct a welfare check.

When the officers entered the apartment, they found Pham lying in a “pool of blood” in the bathtub.

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‘Savage Monster’ Accused of Decapitating Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend, Throwing Head in Dumpster, While Family Planned Baby Shower

‘Savage Monster’ Accused of Decapitating Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend, Throwing Head in Dumpster, While Family Planned Baby Shower

(Link): ‘Savage monster’ accused of decapitating pregnant ex-girlfriend, throwing head in dumpster

Excerpts:

By Yaron Steinbuch
June 15, 2022

A pregnant Illinois woman was decapitated at her home, where her head was discovered in a dumpster — and her ex-boyfriend has been charged in the brutal murder, authorities said.

Deundrea Holloway, 22, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Liese Dodd, also 22, whose remains were found Thursday in her Alton home, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

He also was hit with two counts of intentional homicide of an unborn child, dismembering a human body, concealment of a homicide and possessing a stolen vehicle.

The head of the nearly eight-months-pregnant woman was found in the dumpster outside her apartment, according to the newspaper.

… Dodd’s mother, Heidi Noel, discovered the horrific scene on Bolivar Street when she went to check on her Thursday after she had not heard from the woman — who was expecting her first child, a baby girl, on July 27, according to the paper.

The family had reportedly been planning a shower for the baby, whose wish list included a pink princess crib sheet.

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‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Romance Novelist on Trial For Real-Life Murder of Her Husband Testifies About Money Troubles, Ghost Guns

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Novelist on Trial For Real-Life Murder Testifies About Money Troubles, Ghost Guns

May / June  2022 Updates Below – The author was convicted of murdering her husband

(Link): Oregon Romance Novelist Allegedly Killed Husband for $1M Insurance Policy: Prosecutors

April 2020

Nancy Crampton-Brophy is accused of murdering her husband, Dan Brophy

The Oregon romance novelist who is accused of killing her chef husband allegedly would have pocketed over $1.5 million in insurance money from his death, prosecutors allege.

(Link): Romance novelist who wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ essay goes on trial for allegedly killing husband, prosecutors say wife thought she planned ‘the perfect murder’

April 2022
by Paul Sacca

An Oregon woman who wrote steamy romance novels is accused of murdering her husband. The trial began this week for Nancy Crampton Brophy – who once penned an essay about the pros and cons of murdering a spouse.

… Around 7:30 a.m. on June 2, 2018, chef Daniel Brophy was gunned down in the kitchen of the Oregon Culinary Institute, where he had taught cooking since 2006.

The cooking school had no security cameras, but prosecutors determined that Brophy was the only person inside the culinary institute at the time of the shooting. Around 8 a.m., Brophy’s body was discovered by his culinary students.

The Wrong Husband book cover
Screen cap from Brophy’s site of one of Brophy’s romance novels

…Traffic cameras show Crampton Brophy’s Toyota minivan approaching and departing from city streets near the institute close to the time of the shooting, prosecutors said.

A search of the couple’s computers revealed a bookmarked article titled “10 Ways to Cover Up a Murder” on a joint iTunes account, according to prosecutors.

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Man Dies of Heart Attack While Burying Girlfriend He Killed

Man Dies of Heart Attack While Burying Girlfriend He Killed

Poetic justice for the slime ball who murdered his girlfriend.

(Link): Man Dies Of Heart Attack While Burying Girlfriend He Strangled, Police Say

Joseph Anthony McKinnon appeared to have been nearly done filling the grave in his backyard when he collapsed, said deputies in Trenton, North Carolina. 

(Link): US Man Dies While Burying Woman He Strangled

May 11, 2022

An American man died of a “cardiac event” in his backyard in South Carolina while burying a woman he strangled, local authorities said.

Officials responded to reports of an unresponsive man in the town of Trenton and found 60-year-old Joseph McKinnon dead, Edgefield County Sheriff Jody Rowland and County Coroner David Burnett said in a statement carried by local media.

(Link): Man dies of heart attack while burying girlfriend he killed

By Louis Casiano, Fox News
May 11, 2022

A South Carolina man accused of strangling his girlfriend died of a heart attack while burying her in their yard in a twist of what some might call poetic justice, according to reports. 

Joseph McKinnon, 60, killed Patricia Dent, 65, inside a Trenton home Saturday, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to the residence over reports of “an unresponsive male lying in his yard,” Sheriff Jody Rowland said in a news release. 

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British Couple Whose French B&B Dream Ended in Tragedy When Husband ‘Strangled His Wife in Murder-Suicide’ After They Ran Out of Money

British Couple Whose French B&B Dream Ended in Tragedy When Husband ‘Strangled His Wife in Murder-Suicide’ After They Ran Out of Money

The mind boggles – you run out of funds, so you off your spouse and yourself??? What???

Better to be single than married to a guy who thinks it’s acceptable to strangle you to death when your finances go down the drain.

(Link): British Couple Whose French B&B Dream Ended in Tragedy When Husband ‘Strangled His Wife in Murder-Suicide’ After They Ran Out of Money

by Nick Fagge
April 26, 2022

These are the first pictures of a British couple whose dream of opening a bed and breakfast in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains ended in tragedy when they ran out of money.

French investigators believe John Boyes, 64, strangled his wife Kathryn, 65, to death before hanging himself at their picturesque countryside home near Toulouse in the south of France which they had planned to open as a bed and breakfast.

The couple were found dead inside the property in Boudrac, a village with a population of around 130 people, on Sunday after concerned friends who had not heard from them in several days went to investigate.

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The Weird, Sexist World of Gary Thomas and His Weird Sex and Marital Advice Books to Christians

The Weird, Sexist World of Gary Thomas and His Weird Sex and Marital Advice Books to Christians

Several months ago, a lot of people on Twitter and Facebook – mainly married or divorced Christian women – were really angry with Christian author Gary Thomas, I think mainly for some new book he released last year about marriage that contained some really gross, sexist, or disturbing marital and sex advice.

To be honest, I was busy with other things in fall of 2021 when this stuff went down. I should’ve blogged about it then but didn’t have the time.

I wasn’t able to totally follow the controversy, so I am not sure how to write up a summary, but from what I could tell, Gary Thomas wrote a bunch of strange, bizarre, sexist stuff about women, wives, sex, and marriage – some of it involving advising married women to tickle their spouse’s testicles with their make-up brushes – ???? 🤨😯🤮

From what I do recall, after people online began posting screen shots of Thomas’ weird marital advice book around October of 2021, a lot of women then began taking Thomas to task for the book’s objectional contents by contacting him at his Twitter or Facebook accounts and letting him know how troubling his book is.

Along with screen shots or quotes from Gary Thomas’ new marriage book, some of the women may have also included screen shots of his previous, troubling work.

Below you will find a smorgasbord of material about Gary Thomas’ weird or sexist marital and sex advice, most of which will probably be from his recent marriage advice book, but some may be from other sources he’s written (I’m unsure about that).

I began putting this post together prior to reading the Sheila Wray Gregoire review of said book (which I have excerpted below), and wowza, this book is cringe. So cringe. It’s awkward.

I’m not even done reading the entire Gregoire review yet. I’ve only read down the first several sentences (where she summarizes from the book), and my eye brows are already raised in shock, when my facial expression is not registering horror.

Cringey Christian Advice (Link): @cringeyxtian on Twitter was once source of Gary Thomas material you may want to visit.

Apparently, Thomas is rather fixated on women’s breasts or breast size, as he discussed this topic in his marital advice books.

I’ve not read his books, does he tell any male readers of his book that huge penis size matters to a lot of women? Because according to studies, it does:

(Link): Article: Scientists: Why penis size does matter [to women]

Also pertinent:

(Link):  Bride Discovers New Husband Has Micropenis On Honeymoon After He Refused to Have Sex Before Marriage

The more cringey, sexist, awful martial and sex advice I see from Christian writers such as Doug Wilson, John MacArthur, Mark Driscoll, Gary Thomas, and guys like them, and the more exposes I see about churches who harass their abused, married women members to stay married to child abusers and stay married to pedophiles, the more I am happy I remained single and celibate into middle-age. It looks like I dodged a bullet. Marriage is not worth this misery.

This is a review about Gary Thomas’ marital advice book:

(Link): The Fragile Male Ego That Can’t Function Without Constant Sexual Validation by S. Ashley

By that same author, but hosted on Medium:

(Link): “But Have You Tried Sleeping Naked?”

by Shannon Ashley
Oct 2021

Writers like Gary Thomas keep banking on men’s sexual satisfaction to save evangelical marriages.

…For decades, most mainstream Christian self-help books have taught sex in a way that harms the end goal of healthy marriages. Instead, authors have relied on faulty principles and pseudoscience like pink and blue brains or good Christian men cheat when their frigid, dowdy wives drive them to it.

…To make matters worse, Gary convolutes the messages he’s plagiarized. Although he uses ideas and phrasing from The Great Sex Rescue, he also undercuts them by utilizing the same old faulty Christian teachings in question

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