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.