November 30, 2012
For much of the past month or so, there's been a terrible story coming out about a young woman who was murdered and her body dumped in the local river. Of course, the husband was suspected... they always are... but from what I'd been able to glean, the police didn't have enough proof to file charges.
Well, the other day the police DID charge the young woman's husband with first degree murder. The newspaper put his picture on the front page... which is why my bill hit the floor.
I knew him.
Heck, I worked with him for a year. It's been maybe 15 years since I last saw the guy, when I walked out of RadioShanty to take over my bookstore, but I spent plenty of time at work with him before that. And he was just a regular guy.
To say that I was more than a little weirded out is an understatement. Still am, truth be told. 15 years changes a person, to be sure... I'm not the same duck I was when I was 29, after all... but one never expects to hear that someone you knew may be a murderer.
Here's something to get that thought out of your head: Nori-chan in a cow suit!
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Posted by: Tagmec at December 01, 2012 08:57 PM (/63nx)
I am very sad.
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Posted by: Maureen O'Brien at December 03, 2012 05:43 PM (cvXSV)
BTW, one Mr. F., who worked at my department as a research faculty and was fairly instrumental in my early development as a programmer, ended hitting a co-worker with an axe (we lived in a country where guns were strictly banned), then hanging himself. I have a memento from him: a whitepaper on a new OS he was developing at this new job, printed on a matrix printer. It was back when it wasn't obvious that we'll have Linux taking over everything and making other OSes rather moot (except Windows and OSX/iOS, of course: I mean OS that a man can write). The project had a lot of merit for the time.
On the other side, one of my close friends from school ended falling under a train under suspicious circumstances. Probably was pushed as a practical joke or in a mugging scuffle. It was that kind of neighbourhood.
Posted by: Pete at December 03, 2012 11:32 PM (RqRa5)
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