Unlikely Reasons for Murder No. 2

Our beloved Chuck Shepherd used to feature a theme which was, as I recall, along the lines of "unlikely reasons for murdering someone." It's probably time to revive the topic.

Here, a wife kills her husband--and others--so that no one will take her husband away.

Source (scroll leftwards).
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Jun 03, 2020
     Category: Death | Family | 1950s

Maybe her descendents were in Vietnam for the "We had to destroy the village to save it" tactic.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/04/20 at 12:17 PM
Underhill's "Lowering the Bar" site has a series for that: https://loweringthebar.net/category/good-reasons-to-kill
Posted by Phideaux on 06/04/20 at 02:18 PM
Thanks for that link, Phideaux! Looks like they have a lock on that topic. But maybe we can come up with a few overlooked instances.
Posted by Paul on 06/04/20 at 08:17 PM
Oh, I didn't mean it that way! That site peaked some time ago. The once acerbic wit is now just tiresome whining. Witty insights have given way to moronic nitpicking. The less said the better about the recent quality of his puns.

He does seem, at least superficially, to still be a halfway decent researcher. Maybe use something he found and do an actually funny presentation of it?
Posted by Phideaux on 06/05/20 at 08:32 AM
Not likely descendants, Phideaux. The article was published just a decade before. That whole mindset pervaded - dare I say, pervades?
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/07/20 at 08:49 AM
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