Saturday, October 11, 2008

So, this is another true story.

A very close friend of my family, M, has a sister. Some years back, M's sister had a roommate who was murdered in their apartment by a serial killer. M's sister and another relative gave testimony which was instrumental in the serial killer finally being put permanently on ice.

Not too long ago, a major publication did a series of articles on this killer and his victims, and how the case came to be solved. The series included graphic photographs of the crime scenes, including the blood-spattered living room of M's sister and her roommate. But something was oddly off-putting about that photograph beyond just the obvious hideousness of the aftermath of a murder. M looked at the photograph again, and realized that the entertainment center cabinet her sister had given her (and which she still was using) had been there in the room for the big ugly event, and was there in the photo, all jellied up.


No word on whether she still uses that entertainment center or not.


Attila the Mom said...

Oh eek.

HollyB said...

I'm not sure I'd have the emotional fortitude to look at pictures of my sibling's murder scene. [Shudder, Gawd Forbid]

Well, 3 of the 4 anyway.

Anonymous said...

she does. A

phlegmfatale said...

atm - indeedy!

holly - not her sibling-- her sibling's roommate. her sibling testified against the murderer

A - I thought she might. She is, after all, in incredibly practical woman. Smart one, too.

Christina RN LMT said...

Waste not, want not!

staghounds said...

I had a carjacking once, V. was shot in the head and killed. Aside from lots and lots of blood, no damage to the Mercedes convertible with 177 miles on it.

Somebody got a bargain.