Hell hath no fury like a husband scorned — even if it's on Facebook. Last year, a British man murdered his wife after she listed her status as single on the popular social network. According to AP, now Edward Richardson will spend the next eighteen years in jail for stabbing his wife Sarah in a "frenzied and brutal attack" in her parent's home in Biddulph, England.
The news agency reports that they had been living apart. Detective Andy Wall, who worked on the case, said that although she thought the marraige was over, it was something her husband couldn't accept.
Excuse me. What is unacceptable is that wives can be targets after leaving husbands, and have to be aware of the danger signs. And it happens more often than you think.
Many women, even those who have experienced domestic abuse, don't want to go to authorities because it will forever be a stigma on the man's record. This is especially true when there are children. But if there area any warning signs, this is exactly what women should do.
Richardson had also been texting his wife and not getting a response, which reports say stoked his rage. The text that should have come back is, "please leave me alone and I am now going to the authorities."
But that might not have helped since Richardson broke into the parent's home to do his dastardly deed.