Musings on more murders without bodies

Exondia Salado, the wife of the missing Manuel Salado, has been convicted of his murder. From the article:

She had searched the Internet on ways to kill someone and how to dispose of a human body, according to testimony from computer experts.

Google searches, for instance, were made on her computer early Aug. 28, 2007, on “handcuff,” “easy murder,” “murder methods,” “spousal murder,” “quick kill,” “strangulation,” “execution methods,” “human torture methods” and “human castration,” according to testimony.

Wow. She must have been REALLY mad at him.

But here’s a tip for you, folks: if you’re planning to murder someone and you MUST research it on the internet, for God’s sake do so on another person’s computer that can’t be traced back to you. Because if you become a murder suspect, the police will definitely confiscate your computer and go over it with a fine-tooth comb, and those computer experts WILL find your murder-related Googling and it WILL be used against you in a court of law.

Raogo Ouedraogo has been convicted of murdering Donald Dietz in a plot to steal his considerable assets. (He was acquitted of interstate murder-for-hire, though.) Like Manuel Salado, Donald Dietz disappeared in 2007. Ouedraogo (who, btw, is from Burkina Faso in West Africa, one of the poorest nations in the world) faces life in prison. His accomplice, Rami Saba (who is either from Lebanon or just of Lebanese parentage, I forget which), is supposed to go to trial next month. Saba plans to represent himself in spite of the fact that he has no legal knowledge whatsoever; he claims Allah would see him through. From this article:

On Wednesday, [Saba] filed documents asking [Judge] Neff to reconsider her order that he cannot invoke Allah throughout his upcoming trial.

Not sure what they mean by “invoke.” Is Saba not allowed to tell the jury that Allah knows he is innocent and they will bring the wrath of Allah upon themselves if they convict him? Hmm.

The guy sounds as if he’s a few beers short of a six-pack. But in (of course) Texas, they let a diagnosed schizophrenic represent himself at his capital murder trial and he wore a cowboy outfit throughout the trial and tried to subpoena Jesus Christ, John F. Kennedy and other dead people. He’s still on death row.

6 thoughts on “Musings on more murders without bodies

  1. Princess Shantae April 7, 2011 / 5:08 pm

    If you need to use Google to find out how to kill somebody that’s made you as mad she seems to of been, you’re pretty dumb. Casey Anthony did the same thing and got tripped up with it. She did searches for neck snapping.

  2. Celeste April 9, 2011 / 3:56 am

    It would seem tome that if you’re dumb enough to get caught researching illeagal things on the internet then you deserve whatever it is that you get in the end.

    • Meaghan April 9, 2011 / 4:18 am

      Oh, research is fine, you just can’t DO those illegal things.

  3. Celeste April 9, 2011 / 11:38 am

    That’s true Meghan but you should at least be smart enough to clear yourinternet cashe afterwards so that the police can’track you afterwards.

    • Meaghan April 9, 2011 / 1:02 pm

      I bet the police would be able to find the searches even if you did clean your cache. You’d pretty much have to set your hard drive on fire to make sure they didn’t get anything off it.

  4. forthelost April 9, 2011 / 2:41 pm

    I once was trying to look up the minimum sentence for possessing child pornography on Google, and I had to think for a long time to get a way to word the inquiry without having people knock on my door.

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