Monday, January 14, 2008

Uh-oh...Is this the beginning of a trend?

Last post was about the guy who cut off his hand, per God's instructions, and microwaved it.

Now, (another AP story, via CNN) I read about another whacko who claims to be doing God's bidding by cooking his girlfriend after killing her:
Shearer's boyfriend, Christopher Lee McCuin, 25, was charged with capital murder after police said they found her body, an ear boiling in a pot on a stovetop, and a hunk of flesh with a fork in it on a plate at the crime scene.
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Smith County Sheriff Lt. Larry Wiginton told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that McCuin told investigators that God made him kill Shearer.

"When he said God told him to do it, one of the investigators looked at him and just said, 'What did you say?"' according to Wiginton.
McCuin called 911 and said he was boiling his girlfriend, leading authorities to suspect that perhaps he was going to eat her. Apparently, he did not inform of God's instructions until after he was picked up.

McCuin also stabbed his estranged wife after he killed his girlfriend. It is not yet clear if the stabbing also was a divine command.


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2 Comments:

Blogger The Troll said...

Be nice to the mentally ill--they just might get a message from G-d to come and pay you a sanctified visit....;-)
Oh, yeah that's why I am here....

But seriously, be nice, after all, mental illness, in this case what sounds like diathesis stress induced schizotypical behavior,is a reality.

Maybe a better post about nutty people would be that woman, a former teacher who just got nabbed for having sex with boys as old as her son, and how the real nuts of the world equivocate that and say it isn't as serious as the last several decades of rape hysteria that put so many men in prison; or the nuts like that cop in Colorado who was so sure an artistic( but dementedly so) young mans life was ruined with false rape accusations.....

The real nuts don't get half the press they should, and the bona fide mentally ill are always derided....it seems to be a trend in bad Republican economies

1:34 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I'm guessing that most Americans don't come into contact with such serious examples of mental illness. For a more personal view of a tragic case, see, for example, this story of a man who murdered his daughter; a man who was mentally tortured, but his distress largely went unnoticed by the community.

A common complaint is that health care insurance plans generally don't provide as much coverage for mental health care as they ought.

The "real nuts" as you call them seem to be people trying to rationalize bad behavior. Sometimes they are mocked, sometimes they are elected to public office.

8:39 AM  

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