I know that we’re not supposed to encourage this sort of thing, but the story seems to be missing an important element.
A Henderson County woman who authorities say intentionally ran over a man following a domestic dispute was charged today with his murder.
News stories are supposed to contain the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. Let’s focus on the Who. They give us the names and even the ages, but who were they, really?
She is on active probation for a misdemeanor larceny conviction. He, on the other hand, has a criminal record that stretches back to when I was in High School.
We should not, as a society, encourage summary execution as a punishment for pissing off your significant other. But not only does this illustrate how common it is for the previously convicted criminals to murder and get murdered, it raises the question of how a person with this length of a criminal record was out in public and subject to being run over in the first place.
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