There was a murder

…just down the road today, at a student’s dorm just outside our housing tract. Nam saw the crowd of people who had gathered to watch when she came home, so we walked down the street to ask what was up. Some guy supposedly shot his girlfriend for cheating on him. Dumbass. Puppy love is some stupid shit to shoot someone over.
Gun violence out here in rural Thailand is more prevalent than I thought it would be what with the strict gun laws and the whole Land of Smiles/mai pen rai thing. Shit, people are people though, right? People tell me it’s much more likely for a Thai person to be shot by a relative than a non-relative. I can’t figure out if that’s a good thing or bad. It brings to mind that quote from Ichi the Killer, though: “There’s no love in your violence.”
UPDATE: It turns out the shitbird capped himself after killing his girlfriend.

2 Replies to “There was a murder”

  1. I learned a big lesson last month about what a Motown group called “The Undisputed Truth” sang about many moons ago. It’s called “Smiling Faces” and has lyrics about backstabbing, lying, etc.
    Tony Soprano might have liked that song, don’t you think?
    What might the penalty be for a killing of this kind, or do guys get away with murder if it’s done “in a moment of passion?”

  2. > What might the penalty be for a killing of this kind, or do guys
    > get away with murder if it’s done “in a moment of passion?”
    Not sure. Have to check around.

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