From TruTV.com – Top 10 Killed for Stupid Reasons
Posted by 4love2love on June 13, 2011
I saw some of these and just about choked… some are completely baffling, others are just outrageous. People, remember that life is short and god, don’t take things so dang seriously. I have tried to rate these from least dumb to most dumb, though that was difficult considering they’re all dumb.
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10) Killed Over Stolen Chickens
July 26, 2010: Police in DeKalb County, Ala., found the body of Rickey R. McCallie in the backyard of a Dogtown home. An autopsy concluded that he had been shot several times. A suspect emerged in Wayne Thomas McMinn, 62, a registered sex offender convicted of sodomy in 2004. McMinn and McCallie had been involved in a long-running dispute over stolen chickens which tragically resulted in McCallie’s death. McMinn was charged with murder and held without bond.
9) Killed Over Speakers
October 14, 2008: Kent Craig, a federal meat inspector from Ontario, Calif., was sentenced to 26 years to life for orchestrating the 2002 murder of his neighbor Craig Corle, who had borrowed a set of stereo speakers from him and hadn’t returned them. Cesar Guzman, a friend of Craig’s, testified that Craig asked him to find someone to beat up Corle. Guzman, who had loaned Corle $100 for a computer and had never recovered it, contracted a teenage gang member nicknamed Hard Time to do the job for $50. While Hard Time was inside Corle’s apartment, gunshots were heard, and Corle was later determined to have been shot ten times. After the shooting, Hard Time was seen exiting Corle’s apartment with a computer. Guzman pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and testified that Craig gave Hard Time the greenlight to kill Corle.
8) Killed Over XBox
Aug. 18, 2010: Marcus Donte Reed, 33, pictured, was charged with three counts of first degree murder after allegedly fatally shooting three brothers who he believed stole his Xbox. Police say Reed ambushed the brothers, Jerimiah, 20, Jarquis, 18, and Jean Adams, 13, while they were in their car. Reed’s girlfriend’s home had been burglarized earlier that day, and Reed had reason to believe one of the Adams brothers was involved.
7) Killed Over Parking Spot
Oct. 16, 2010: Detective Brian Stevenson, left, an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore police force, was out celebrating his 38th birthday when he became involved in an altercation with Sian James, 25, right, over a parking spot. James allegedly picked up a chunk of concrete and hit Stevenson in the head with it. Stevenson died later at a local hospital; James was charged with first degree murder.
6) Killed Over Hair Extensions
March 17, 2011: Above is a police sketch of one of the three suspects sought in the killing of a Dearborn, Mich., salon owner. The three suspects, two males and a female getaway driver behind the wheel of a silver Ford Focus, made off with 80 hair extensions.
5) Killed Over Remote Control
Feb. 11, 2011: In the Western Siberian village of Zhukovka, a 13-year-old boy shot his 17-year-old sister point-blank in the face with a hunting rifle during a fight over possession of the remote control. The boy did not face criminal charges due to his age.
4) Killed Over Chicken Tikka
Dec. 26, 2010: In the Rohini area of New Delhi, India, software engineer Himanshu Batra was getting out of his car at a market when his car door accidentally hit Surya Prakash, causing him to drop his plate of chicken tikka. A heated argument ensued, during which Prakash pulled out a pistol and fired four rounds, hitting Batra twice. Police traced Prakash by his car and arrested him in his home village of Khera Khurd.
3)Killed Over Puppy Pee
May 9, 2010: Marine Corps veteran Charles Clements, 70, left, who has won several awards for his meticulously tended lawn in the Chicago suburb of University Park, had a reputation for verbally attacking anyone who stepped on his grass. When Joshua Funches, 23, right, allowed his fox terrier to urinate on the prize-winning lawn, Clements went on the offensive. The two men got into an argument that ended when Clements fatally shot Funches in the stomach. Clements, who had no prior criminal record, was charged with second degree murder and faced 20 years in prison, but was sentenced to only probation after it was determined that he had fired the gun after Funches punched him in the face.
2) Killed Over Chewing Gum
Oct. 18, 2006: A 14-year-old boy in Columbia, Tenn., was charged with first degree murder after killing his twin brother. The two were allegedly arguing over chewing gum when the teen grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed his twin in the chest.
And the most stupid reason to kill someone……
1) Killed Over Chopsticks
April 15, 2011: An outraged boyfriend who pushed his girlfriend down 12 stories after a fight over chopsticks was sentenced to 14 years in prison in Singapore. Tan Teck Soon, 19, jumped after Chong Kar Yin, 20, after pushing her, but scaffolding broke his fall and he survived. Yin died in the March 7, 2009, tragedy.
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