Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Better shop around

My last few boyfriends have been boring, and ended up being losers but nothing like these two fellas.
Two news stories today remind me that having a background check done on a potential boyfriend before getting close to beng serious. The first story, http://www.komotv.com/news/local/15930887.html . Ex-bf was stalking his ex-gf.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- The man who shot his ex-girlfriend before shooting himself while the woman's two daughters hid upstairs had been convicted of stalking in the past. Police said Jeffrey Calvert kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend's house and shot her to death before taking his own life on Sunday. They said he had been staying at a hotel just blocks away, most likely watching her for weeks. Calvert had binoculars, duct tape, pepper spray and two guns on him, Gallagher said. It appears Stock was not the first woman Calvert stalked. According to court documents, Calvert had served time for a 1995 stalking conviction in King County. The victim in that case said she was afraid of Calvert because of his sudden outbursts and mood swings, but Calvert told her he could not go on living without her. That woman said she changed her phone number and kept it unlisted, but he still managed to get a hold of her by trying every phone number combination possible.
Story 2: A Shoreline man shot and killed his pregnant wife - killed his baby too. He was found not guilty because he's nuts. After spending a mere 5 yrs in the nut house he is getting out because on his meds he's not nuts anymore. A 2 for 1 killing.
Gergen became a model patient. According to court records, he participated in group therapy, met regularly with a therapist, became a leader among the patients, even ran patient meetings. Soon, he was going on organized field trips with the staff.
Quote from the victims mother:
"He will be a model patient until the time comes that he meets another woman," Ingrid Osterhaug said. "And God help her."
Background check people.

5 comments:

Rex Zeitgeist said...

Yeeesh, makes Match.com seem more palatable......


Lot of sick puppies out there...

Kelly said...

I like Match.com and will probably do it again.

Rex Zeitgeist said...

Never have....althought I met with this lady today (I spent two hours talking with her) who told me all about her new boyfriend she had met on Match.com.....

Then she tried to sell me 'Gobi' juice for $60 a liter

Kelly said...

What the heck is Gobi juice?

My last BF was through match - was an okay guy except for the fact he turned out to be an asshole.

sister said...

Your last boyfriend was BORING. Good lord he was DRY. But yeah background checks are important especially if you have kids.