Good Reasons to Kill

Good Reason to Kill #40: Denied Access to Family Cat

Not that it would matter, but the denial was not just out of spite—the cat was apparently in isolation for medical reasons: [The defendant] had just returned home from a Thanksgiving trip, and asked his parents to see the pet…


Good Reason to Kill #39: Took All the Crab Legs

Now that I'm researching this I see it happened a while ago, but it's still a good reason. The incident took place in August 2011, at the Star Buffet in East Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania. The 48-year-old victim later testified that…


Good Reason to Kill #38: Peaceful Easy Feeling

There are at least two kinds of people in Charleston, South Carolina: people who like the music of The Eagles, and people who want to kill those people: When police talked to the victim, he said he had been listening…


Good Reason to Kill #36: Dubstep; and #37: King of Pop

From an Aug. 23 press release by the SF Public Defender's Office: San Francisco, CA — A 52-year-old man accused of smashing a champagne bottle over his 30-year-old coworker’s head after the younger man changed the music from classic Michael Jackson to…


Good Reason to Kill #35: Missing Can of Shrimp

Not only is this a great reason, it also involves great weaponry. From the Orlando Sentinel: Jayson [L.], 34, of Deltona used a sword to break down a door and threw kitchen knives at family members after his mother's boyfriend…





Good Reason to Kill #31: Refused Second Pretzel Dip

At least this time no firearms were used (see "Man Demands Hot Sauce at Gunpoint" (Sept. 22, 2011)), but for whatever reason there seems to be something extra stupid about resorting to violence over a little plastic thing of hot-pretzel…