The world is full of horrors worse than the darkest horror movie. People murder, kill, steal, starve, scream for help until their lungs bleed, only to have their life snuffed out as quickly as a candle. To help you get past hump day and on with decorating your house with Halloween props, or whatever, here are two horrific stories that recently hit the newsstands:
Tuesday, October 4, police started a search for the parents who locked their 7-year-old boy in a coffin in the basement of their house. According to the boy’s statements, being was often locked in the coffin with nothing more than a diaper. The diaper was for if the boy escaped the coffin, since there was no bathroom in the basement. To heighten the fear, the parents told the boy that the basement was haunted by ghosts, and would often rattle chains outside the coffin.
Neighbors called the police when they heard the boy shouting. When the police arrived, the boy was alone, crying because he was hungry.
“We’re trying to locate the mom and step-dad to serve these warrants, but at this point we don’t know where they’re at,” said Detective Captain Al Leoncini. The warrants are for endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful restraint.
In 1991, a woman tied up her newlywed husband, killed him, chopped up his body, and then churned it through a garbage disposal. Neighbors claimed they heard the disposal running for hours. When police discovered the husband’s body, they found his hands had been fried in oil, his head boiled and stuffed in the freezer, and various body parts either in garbage bags or mixed with leftover turkey.
A psychiatrist was brought in to testify that the wife had confessed to “cooking her husband’s ribs barbecue-style and tasting them…”
The wife claimed that her husband frequently sexually abused and raped her. In defense, she stabbed him with scissors, and then did all of the previously mentioned things. She also contacted two of her other boyfriends to help remove the husband’s teeth and dispose of the remains.
Now the wife is seeking parole from her 25-years-to-life sentence. Will she get it? I sure hope not, especially when the attorney defending the wife claimed that she “chopped up her husband in an effort to avoid meeting him in the afterlife in accordance with Egyptian mythology.”
Yeah, no thanks, let’s pass on the whole parole thing.