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Watch how a mostly unimportant news story gets converted to a 46k Likes Huffington Post atrocity.
Valentin Nunez, Dominican Republic Man, Kills Ex-Girlfriend Over Facebook Photo, Commits Suicide
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Police say a man in the Dominican Republic killed his ex-girlfriend and committed suicide after seeing a picture of her with another man on Facebook.
Police spokesman Maximo Baez says 24-year-old Valentin Nunez asked 25-year-old Marleni Suero to meet him at a motel in the capital of Santo Domingo late Wednesday. Authorities said he then shot her in the neck and head.
Baez said Thursday that relatives told police Nunez had seen Suero in a photo with a man she had recently visited in jail.
He says the couple had been together for three years but broke up about a month ago because Nunez had apparently abused her physically.
Note the title says “Dominican Republic Man.” Is that what the Dominican police called him? Doubtful. And what does facebook have to do with it?
The guy saw a picture of his GF with a guy. This picture happened to be on Facebook, but the point is that his girl was cheating on him (or he felt like she was.) Guys kill cheating women all the time, especially abusive guys and especially women cheating with inmates. What made this news was Facebook; but what made it a useful cautionary tale is the Dominican angle. Dominican= contemptibly poor (as opposed to the OWS poor who deserve our support because it was Goldman Sachs’s fault.) You can be sure that when they arrested him he was a) in a white wife beater shirt; b) showing off some sweet tats.
Those kinds of people are supposed to be either illiterate or on Myspace, not on our 40-45 yo white mom sites. You mean that guy gets to see a picture of you and your daughter at the Hamptons?
Racism and elitism in a story about the perils of social media. If it wasn’t in the Huffington Post, it would have been in The Atlantic.