Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Likely Story

Australians are too lazy to come up with believable excuses:

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A man who hid his wife's body for 23 years in a steel drum in the couple's suburban Australian backyard was convicted Saturday of her murder.

Frederick Boyle, 58, claimed he hid the body of Edwina Boyle out of panic after finding her dead in bed at their home on the outskirts of the southern city of Melbourne on October 6, 1983.

He had pleaded not guilty to her murder at the outset of his weeklong trial, but a Victoria state Supreme Court jury found him guilty Saturday.

Boyle told the court this week he found his 30-year-old wife dead in bed with two bullets in her head and one of his neckties around her throat.

Boyle had told his two daughters their mother ran off with a truck driver, but a son-in-law found the remains in the 170-liter (44-gallon) drum while tidying the yard in October 2006

You have 23 years to come up with a story and that's the one you come up with? I mean really. And why would you actually keep the drum- wouldn't you have had time to get rid of it?
But the more I think about maybe this guy is a genius- maybe he knows that it is like the worst alibi/story ever and it is so bad that he wanted the autorhities to believe that unless it were the truth he would have come up with something more believable. Oh and he was having an affair to boot. Bloody brilliant.

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