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Monday, April 9, 2012

Man Beats Wife's Facebook Friend to Death with Baseball Bat

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 7:36 AM

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For some users, "defriending" someone on Facebook isn't satisfying enough. A jealous Taiwanese man beat his wife's Facebook friend to death after the two were busted leaving flirty posts on the social networking site.

According to the China Post, the woman, Chen, wrote on her Facebook page: "I want to get McDonalds! Which nice man will take me there?" That's when one of her Facebook friends, Chuang Shih-chang responded: "I am about to arrive at your house!"

In his flirtatious posts, Chuang also frequently referred to Chen as his "wife," which didn't sit well with her actual husband.

After reading these messages, Chen's husband, 34-year-old Chou You-huang, confronted his wife, who swears she never actually met up with her Facebook friend. He didn't believe her and he used his wife's phone to text Chang, asking to meet.

According to Agence France-Presse:

When Chuang turned up at the agreed spot outside a restaurant early Saturday morning, Chou and two of his friends attacked him with baseball bats, according to police. The three men beat him ferociously and then left him there, believing he had not suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police statements.
Chou told police that when he met up with Chuang, who later died from head trauma, he was drunk and had "a horrible attitude."

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