Most of us have spent way too much time on social media in our lives. For some of us it is a straight up addiction. A lot of people just can’t get enough. All they do is spend their days checking their feed, commenting, and posting status updates.
First it was MySpace, then Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and Snapchat came along. We use social media for a lot of different things these days. We not only keep up with our family and friends but we use it to spy on people; we flirt with people, sometimes we even fight with people.
I mean sure, sometimes someone can say something on Facebook to make you angry. Or maybe you are still friends with your ex and she is posting all sorts of status updates around how she and her new boyfriend are having so much fun all the time. That might make you mad, but mad enough to kill? Hopefully not.
This list is full of people losing their mind about something that happened on social media. Well, not just losing their minds, that wouldn’t be all that bad, but losing their minds in a way that turned deadly. I mean come on! It’s just Facebook people.
Here are 10 Crazy Deaths Caused By Social Media.
10. Girl Who Lists “Killing People” On Her Facebook Profile Kills Someone
People often have interesting things on their Facebook profiles. Some of us talk about what movies, or sports teams that we like, others talk about how much they like to party or that they are into Game of Thrones.
Not Alyssa Bustamante. She was a little more direct about things, as she listed “Cutting and killing people” under her Facebook profile. I mean a lot of people do things like that to try to be funny, or cool like “hey look at me”, but no – Alyssa wasn’t joking around. She is now permanently housed in a mental institution for stabbing to death a girl from her neighborhood.
9. Gang Plans Murder on Facebook Chat
Now some of us use Facebook chat to communicate with our buddies. Sometimes we even use it for things that we might not want anyone to find out. We might think “Do I really want this to be out there on Facebook? I mean, anyone could find it.”
Some people though, just don’t care. A teenage gang in London planned a murder of a rival on Facebook through group chat, which they then carried out, in public of course. Between the hundreds of witnesses that saw the murder and the hundreds of messages they all sent each other on Facebook planning it out they were arrested rather quickly.
8. Man Kills Friend, Tweets About it
Jameg Blake and his buddy Kwame Dancy had been insulting each other on Twitter for days. They were both interested in the same woman and decided the best way to handle it would be to mess with each other on social media. Because all women like that. Right?
Jameg finally decided to take the conflict to the real world and shot Kwame, killing him. He then tweeted “R.I.P. Kwame” immediately afterward. Really Jameg? It is bad enough to be a murderer, but being stupid as well just makes it all so much worse.
7. MySpace Photos Make Ex Go Crazy
Remember MySpace? Well we barely do, but it was the hot social media thing until Facebook came along and destroyed it. A girl named Sarah Ludemann was going out with Rachel Wade’s ex-boyfriend, and she kept posting photos of the two them on Myspace, which drove Rachel crazy.
So crazy that she left Sarah this voicemail “Please tell me Sarah why you would be a dumb-a** c*nt and put a brand new picture of you and Josh at the beach on your MySpace. Seriously, I told you to watch your f*cking back and not to f*cking chill with him. I’m guaranteeing you that I’m going to f*cking murder you, I’m letting you know that now.”
Although this seems like something some ridiculous teenage drama queen would say, Rachel was serious. Rachel stabbed Sarah to death, and is now serving 27 years in prison.
6. Facebook Fight Leads to Car Chase
Torrie Lynn Emery and Danielle Booth had been fighting on Facebook for a while over a guy. While a lot of us fight on Facebook, most just leave it there and not take it into real life.
Not Torrie though. When she saw Danielle in the passenger seat of a car she pursued them in her own vehicle and rammed the car numerous times, until the car’s driver Alesha Abernathy ran a red light and was hit by another car and died. The moral of the story? Keep your fights on Facebook people!
5. Rappers Raps His Murders On MySpace
Richard McCroskey was an aspiring rapper that lived in a town called Farmville, Virginia. Now just the fact that he lived in a town called Farmville would be enough to make him a suspect in a social media murder spree, but McCroskey had to make it easier on everyone. McCroskey wrote numerous murderous, violent rap songs and posted them to MySpace. This is tacky, but when a bunch of people turned up murdered, including his girlfriend, it obviously made McCroskey suspect number 1. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
4. Teen is Grounded on MySpace, Loses His Mind
For some people, not being allowed to get on your favorite social media site might make you think that life was unfair, and that your parents didn’t understand you. Hughstan Schlicker took it a little bit farther than that. When his dad grounded him from MySpace, he shot him. When writing of the horrible experience of not being allowed on MySpace he said, “I felt like I was stabbed with a knife and it went straight through and no matter how hard I pulled, I couldn’t pull out the knife.” Umm yeah…okay. Dramatic much? Hughstan is now doing 20 years in prison.
3. Woman Changes FB Status to Single, Ex Flips Out
Sarah Richardson decided that she wanted to split up with her husband Edward, and with good reason as obviously he was a complete psycho. She was so sure about wanting to leave him that she even decided to take a big step and changed her Facebook status to “single”. While Edward seemed to be able to handle things up to this point, I mean the two of them were separated after all, the whole new “single” status was too much for him to handle. He ended up flipping out and taking her life.
2. Death Caused By Poking
Richard Rovetto made a deadly mistake. What did he do that caused his death? He “poked” Scott Humphrey’s girlfriend on Facebook. Even though Rovetto claimed that he did not know that the woman was going out with Humphrey, he still was punched repeatedly by Humphrey then fell and hit his head. When his head hit the pavement he died. Humphrey ended up doing over 4 years in prison for manslaughter, where I am sure he felt like an idiot every time he had to tell someone why he was there. No one likes to be poked on Facebook, but sometimes you just have to man up.
1. Man Kills Ex So She Will Stop Posting About How He Owes Child Support
Paying child support always follows a divorce for most men. Mot will pony up without issue; others are too much a deadbeat to offer financial support to their offspring. Adam was one such person. His ex-wife called him out several times on Facebook, angry he wasn’t paying child support as he was ordered to. What happened next is quite tragic. He beat his ex-wife to death with a hammer, leaving his child without a mother.