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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Strange But True News

Wife Accused in Swordplay Death of Husband
Reuters

BEIJING (June 20) - A Chinese woman has been charged with accidentally killing her husband with a sword after he refused to make her dinner, the Shanghai Daily said on Tuesday.

Police said Tang Xiaowan, 25, who has been practicing swordsmanship since she was young, had often forced her husband of three years at swordpoint to carry out her demands.
On March 3, her husband, Li Weidong, refused to cook dinner because he was late for work.
Police said Tang picked up her sword and put it on Li's chest and promptly slipped, stabbing Li by mistake.

Li died in hospital from loss of blood.

Tang was arrested Monday and charged with manslaughter.

All these years of swordplay and I never thought to try this to get housework done...

5 Comments:

  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    It would've been better if she'd shouted, "There can be only one!" and decapitated him, and then pretended to get zapped by lightning.

     
  • At 3:29 PM, Blogger zhadi said…

    I dunno...there's something blackly humorous about this arrogant woman who terrorized her husband for so many years ACCIDENTALLY killing him by slipping...

    There can be only one klutz?

     
  • At 4:40 PM, Blogger Malnurtured Snay said…

    I wonder what their sex life was like. Directions at the point of a sword? "Okay, I'm done, get off me now or lose your member."

     
  • At 7:28 PM, Anonymous J. Branch said…

    Yep this is a morbidly humorous story. Unfortunately I can't help but remember that this communist china, which means a very quick show trial and Death by firing squad with a single bullet to the back of her head.

    Of course she might get lucky and they might use a Mobile Death Van instead.

     
  • At 3:32 AM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said…

    It's never too late to put that swordplay to good use...

     

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