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How often? I don't know

Reader comment on item: Bridges TV, a Wife's Beheading, and Honor Murder
in response to reader comment: How often does domestic violence end with decapitation?

Submitted by repsac3 (United States), Feb 23, 2009 at 01:16

"RepSac3 -How often do you think domestic violence ends with decapitation?"

Perhaps we could ask Scott Peterson or OJ Simpson, though...

All I know for certain is, it's more often than we might at first think, and more often than it should.

(On another blog where a similar discussion is taking place, I saw links to three or four other less famous but more recent cases of decapitation murder of wives by husbands, and quite a few more decapitation murders involving relationships other than spousal. Murders involving removal of the victim's head are a lot more common here in the USA than I ever would've thought. Google for yourself.)

And if I might reply in general, I find it curious that no one is posing these same questions and statements to Mr. Pipes. I have expressed no more or less certainty about whether this was an honor killing or a case of domestic violence than our host has, and yet I am receiving the bulk of the flak from those folks here who have formed a definite opinion.

Perhaps the people reading these words might wish to ask themselves why the folks replying to me with implied or overt criticisms of my position are not doing the same to Mr Pipes, as well. I have done nothing more than agree with and applaud his deliberative consideration of this matter up to now.

Just something to ponder...

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