This weekend, I caught a story on ID Discovery about Deadly Women. And let's just say, it was a bone chilling story to say the least. Two lovers decide to kill a 16 year old girl they'd known for three days and then kissed and took pictures over the girl's bloody body.
I'm all for interesting new ways to kick up the kink, but murder? That's just sadistic. Too sadistic for words or sympathy.
Why is it that we don't always know who is sleeping beside us? Or who our friends are?
Another story that makes you think about making new friends came on Dateline NBC Friday.
A pregnant woman was killed when the woman her boyfriend had been seeing got a little too jealous of their relationship. This wasn't something new for the convicted killer, she'd been a stalker all her life. But why didn't this former NFL player know this before he got involved with her?
Did Shaun Gayle know anything about the history of this woman who was in his life? Investigators were getting an earful.
In the weeks after the murder, detectives were learning from people who knew Marni... about what they described as her obsession with men over the years...and how she acted when she didn't get her way. Her relationship with the married police officer was but one example. Turns out...that behavior went all the way back to her teen years.
Melissa Dessent: If she felt that she wasn't getting the attention that she was looking for, she would get very angry about it.
Melissa Dessent, a close high school friend back in the 80's, says Marni had quite a temper, especially when it came to boys.
Melissa Dessent: She was a very intense person. When she was interested in something, she became somewhat fixated on it. She was very into boysvery into herself, you know, "Everything is about me" type of attitude.
Melissa says on Sunday evenings, Marni and her friends would hang out at a local club...then go out for fast food. But for Marni...the night was just beginning.
Melissa Dessent: She would drive everybody home and this one guy who lived by my house, about a block away, she would drop him off last. And they would have sex in her car and then she would show up at my house at about 1, 2 o'clock in the morning, knock on my window and stand and talk to me through the window for an hour or two at a time.
Boys, sex and obsessive behavior sometimes morphed into stalking, Melissa says. Later when Marni went away to one college...her summer boyfriend went to another...and soon found a new girlfriend. Melissa says Marni didn't like that...not one bit.
Melissa Dessent: She was stalking him long distance. She would drive over on the weekends where he was away at school and just randomly show up. I believe she was also calling him repeatedly and sending him letters as well.
Eventually Marni met her future husband. A young man named Yen Yang. He was a Cambodian refugee who was taken in and cared for by an American woman when he came to the states as a child.
Ever felt bad about running a background check on that potential new lover or friend? You shouldn't.