Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Things I’ll Never Understand

Recently my mother-in-law told me a story about a woman she knew who was murdered near Rutland, VT a few weeks ago. She was murdered by her boyfriend who then called in sick to her employer on her behalf, and went on to live his life with her body still in the basement of their apartment house. Eventually those close to the victim became suspicious, and the police were dispatched to the house where they discovered that this woman had been bludgeoned to death. When the police interviewed other residents in the apartment house they learned that the women who lived upstairs from the couple had heard the couple fighting. They heard the woman screaming for help. They heard her screaming for someone, anyone, to call the police. The women upstairs didn’t think anything of it and ignored the woman’s screams.

Let me say that one more time. The victim was screaming for help and screaming for someone to call the police and these selfish assholes upstairs couldn’t be bothered to press three simple digits on their phone to help this woman.

Just imagine the heartache that could have been avoided had the neighbors acted. What the hell is wrong with people? I will never understand how anyone can hear another human being scream for help and do nothing about it.

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Blogger Heidi said...

That is just sickening.

But apparently, it happens more than we'd like to think. A young woman was murdered in her apartment here in Madison in April. She called 911 and reports say the call had a woman screaming in the background and sounds of a struggle. Yet the 911 dispatcher didn't send a police car to check it out. Now that girl is dead.

How could you stand having that on your conscious, knowing you could have done something to help and you didn't.

December 3, 2008 at 9:46 PM  

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