Man jailed for life for hacking wife to death over facebook relationship status

Via The Inquirer. Serious. This shit is for real man, don’t play play. Facebook really can kill one. You can read the full report below:

Wayne is… facing life imprisonment

By Sylvie Barak: Friday, 17 October 2008, 3:38 PM

A SOUTH LONDON man has been banged up for life after stabbing his wife to death when she changed her Facebook relationship status to “single”.

34-year-old Wayne Forrester was apparently emotionally wounded when, after he moved out of their home, his wife Emma updated her profile to “single” and wrote she was “looking to meet men”. Talk about twisting the knife.

Forrester had purportedly left the house on suspicion that Emma was poking someone else after 15 years of what was described to the court as a “volatile marriage”.

High on cocaine and booze, Forrester drove back to their home in the middle of the night and began stabbing her with a kitchen knife and hacking at her with a meat cleaver as she slept.

The jury heard how Forrester was not being particularly social when he beat her, tore out clumps of her hair, and stabbed her again and again in the head and neck.

Neighbours called the cops after hearing screams and finding Wayne, covered in blood, sitting outside the house.

The court was told that, on the day before Emma was murdered, Wayne had called her parents to moan that her Facebook entry “made her look like a fool”. He later told police, “I loved Emma and felt totally devastated and humiliated about what she had done to me.” In our humble opinion, he could have had another stab at making the relationship work.

Instead, Forrester pleaded guilty to murder and has been ordered to serve a minimum term of 14 years.

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