Facebook killer gets 18 years

Facebook killer gets 18 years

It is always wise to be careful what you publish online. That at least could be one of the messgaes that comes from the death of Sarah Richardson, 26. Sarah changed her Facebook status to single within a month of separation. When she didn’t respond to the text messages from her husband, Edward, 41, Edward went to her place and, enraged, stabbed her to death. He then tried to commit suicide.

Edward has now been sentenced to 18 years jail, according to Fairfax.

Sarah’s death is another reminder that if there has been violence in a marriage, that violence can often be worse ina period of 1-18 months after separating.

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