Man stabbed wife to death after she change marital status to single on Facebook

Social networking sites are hubs for people from all over the world, from all races and of both sexes. The sites are used to keep in touch with friends, family and to find new friends. The popular social networking sites have had their problems though.

One of the most popular of the social networking site is Facebook. Facebook has been at the center of more than one controversy, the most recent being the removal of images of mothers breast feeding from the site.

Breastfeeding mothers may or may not be disturbing to most users of the site, but one thing that is universally disturbing for Facebook is when the site is flash point for a serious crime. A man named Edward Richardson from Staffordshire England was enraged by something his estranged wife posted on Facebook.

The man found that his wife had changed her status from married to single on the site and became enraged. After trying to contact his estranged wife via text messages and getting no response, Richardson traveled to the home of his wife's parents, where she had been staying.

He then broke a window out of the front door, entered the home and killed the woman in what is being called a "frenzied and brutal attack". After killing his wife, the man attempted to take his own life but failed to do so.

Richardson was sentenced to 18 years in prison recently for the brutal murder. Detective Inspector Andy Wall said, "She had decided that her marriage to Edward Richardson was over but this was clearly something he could not accept. The consequence was that Sarah lost her life in a brutal attack at her husband's hands in her family home. The verdict cannot bring Sarah back but we hope that it gives her family some form of comfort."

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