New York, NY - a 39-year-old man, a Haitian immigrant, convinced that his wife and her relatives were using Voodoo to try and destroy him, drowned his two young children in a bathtub before throwing himself in front of a subway train.
It's tragic enough that someone would come so unglued that it results in suicide. Killing other people in the process (in this case, innocent little children) takes it to a whole other level. Sad.
Las Vegas, NV - Warren Jeffs, recently arrested polygamist sect "leader," won't fight extradition to Utah to face charges of arranging marriages between underage girls and older, already married men, rape, and several other charges.
I don't get the whole concept of polygamy. It seems to me to be a control issue; i.e., one control freak man controlling a harem of submissive women with self-esteem problems.
If polygamy has really been outlawed as an LDS religious practice, why does it still flourish as it does? Strange.
Aurora, CO - A Saudi Arabian man living in Aurora was convicted of enslaving an Indonesian housekeeper. The 24-year-old woman was hired to cook, clean, and look after five children. Instead she was repeatedly sexually assaulted, forced to sleep on a mattress on the basement floor, and paid less than $2.00 per day. One has to wonder why she put up with it for four years. Bizarre.
New York, NY - Donald Trump has fired former apprentice Carolyn Kepcher from her position as COO of two of Trump's golf courses. One of the reasons cited for her dismissal was her "celebrity status," which allegedly detracted from her job performance. Celebrity status? Excuse me, but is there a little bit of jealousy at play here? How hypocritical.