'Beheading' horror in London street


miloblithe

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Craziness. It will be interesting to see what their "complicated private" issue was. Somehow I doubt it's anything that makes much sense.
 

PlaceofDis

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crazy things have been happening all over the place....

guy shoots judge and others in courtroom in Atlanta, GA
guy shoots members of his religious community while at a service, killing seven including himself in Wisconsin

this as well...

what is happening to the world??

crazy lunar cycles going on or what? :confused:
 

tech4all

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That's just sick. I stopped reading after that graphic description about the head. Hope justice is served. :mad: :(
 

Blue Velvet

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It will be interesting to hear the background story behind this -- it's extremely unlikely to be a random attack even with what the attacker allegedly said afterwards...

Question is: what could have possibly enraged the attacker to the extent of wanting to brutally slay someone in broad daylight on an open city street?

The UK tabloids will have a small field-day with this tomorrow.
 

Blue Velvet

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mpw said:
Call me a cynic but I very much doubt it will be.
Being banged up for the rest of your life drugged to the eyeballs in a psychiatric institution or in solitary confinement is a real easy ride, a bundle of laughs, a summer holiday... :rolleyes:
 

mpw

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Blue Velvet said:
Being banged up for the rest of your life drugged to the eyeballs in a psychiatric institution or in solitary confinement is a real easy ride, a bundle of laughs, a summer holiday... :rolleyes:
Is that what the authorities are doing with the perpetrator of this crime?

I have to admit to only reading the linked story quite quickly and didn’t realize someone had been charged with a crime, been before a court plead a case one way or the other, had judgment passed and been sentenced to the above description.

I take back my cynicism and applaud the British legal system for it’s swift action even if I’m still not sure that would pass for justice.
 

Lacero

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Looking by the blood spray, he didn't sharpen his axe. Too bad for the residents though, this is burnt in their minds forever.
 

wdlove

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That is such a heinous crime. So unimaginable to use a axe on a human being. The suffering and pain must have been horrific. My prayers go out to the victims family and friends.

:(
 

Blackheart

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I'd have probably run him through with my car... then again, not having been in that situation before (thank god) I can't be sure.
 

Lacero

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Yeah. I thought English people kill each other socially through gossip and snide british-accented remarks.
 

cb911

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whoa! :eek:

that is crazy... and from the article it seems like that's a fairly upmarket part of town.

well i wonder which violent videogame or movie made that person do that. :rolleyes:
 

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My mother and I were talking about this and the victim was in his 60's and had sexually abused the purpetrator since he was a child. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4352009.stm)

Doesn't mention the abuse in that article but she works at one of the branches of a restaurant this guy works at.

Certainly puts a VERY different spin on it. I highly doubted somebody would randomly attack with such directed brutality.