playing the victim
On Christmas Eve in 1987, Long Islander Matthew Solomon's wife Lisa went for a walk. She never came back.
In the following days, Matthew helped searchers canvas the neighborhood, searching for his young wife. He gave tearful interviews and appeared to most to be a bereaved husband.
I suspected the husband from the start. It was his eyes, his mannerisms. I'm pretty good at reading people. I had an instant distruts of the husband from the moment I first saw him on tv.
Later, it was discovered that Matthew Solomon killed his wife and stuffed her body in a plastic garbage bag.
I've been thinking of that story all week as I read the news from Modesto, where Laci Peterson has been missing since Christmas Eve.
I hope this does not have the same ending as the Solomon story, though it seems to be pointing in that direction.
Which, of course, reminds me of the Charles Stuart story. Stuart at least had the good grace to kill himself after the ordeal, thus making the world one bastard lighter.
It's just interesting how many stories are out there of husbands killing their wives and then playing victim.
(That is not a social commentary, just a statement)
Looking at the first link, which details famous Long Island murders, I'm reminded of the stories of the last two faces in the sidebar and how I still believe that one of them is innocent and the other was guilty, but not the only one.
Hmm. I think I'll save my thoughts on these stories. Could make an interesting post one day.