Thursday, January 08, 2009

How to know you've married a crazy woman

Dateline Australia
An Australian woman accused of setting her husband's genitals on fire because she thought he was having an affair has been charged with murder.

Prosecutors said 44-year-old Rajini Narayan confessed to neighbors that she set her husband on fire on Dec. 8, 2008, after she saw him hug another woman.

She was initially charged with endangering life and arson but the charges were upgraded to murder after her 47-year-old husband, Satish Narayan, died from his injuries last week.

Prosecutor Lucy Boord said Narayan told neighbors she was a "jealous wife" but she hadn't meant to kill him when she doused the sleeping man's genitals with an alcohol-based solvent and then set him on fire.

Boord quoted Narayan allegedly saying: "I just wanted to burn his penis so it belongs to me and no one else. ... I didn't mean this to happen."
Wow. even Doug Christie's wife thinks this is extreme. And, hey, I know you only want his penis for yourself but if it's all shriveled and burnt it's probably no good for anyone, right?

Plus, the stock photo they include with the article is classic.

"Hmm, we need something that says 'penis fire.' How 'bout we go with 'naked dude' and photoshop 'burning match' in there?"
"Ooh, nice touch."


Blogger Shawn said...

Welcome to Australian journalism, the arena where tact and integrity go to die. Trust me, they were all patting themselves on the back after that photoshop job. Somehow I think these guys also wanted to recreate Steve Irwin's final moments through the magic of Adobe as well, but a minority voice of dissent won out.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

hmmm. upon looking at the actual article, that photo choice appears to have been made by CBSNews. Well, US journalism has also been flirting with tackiness for decades... into the fray we go!!!!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

While you're there don't miss the "Related Story" entitled "Granny Goes Nuts on Home Invader" about a women who fought off a naked intruder by, you guessed it, grabbing his testicles...

I'd blame Rupert Murdoch but I'll bet it predates him coming over to the US.

1:46 PM  

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