Breaking up with someone is never an easy thing to go through.
But who ever thinks one can lose his or her life when calling it quits?
Tynesha Stewart, a freshman at Texas A&M University, probably didn’t think her ex-boyfriend would strangle her to death when she broke up with him and started seeing another man. Especially since her ex-boyfriend, Timothy Shepherd, is 27 years old.
What is even more deranged is that Shepherd dismembered Stewart’s body and burned it on a patio grill. Authorities say they are not going to search for her body because it would be too expensive, and the remains might be scattered in various landfills.
What is wrong with people?
Why would an individual do such an inhumane thing to an ex-lover?
We’ve all heard the quote, “If I can’t have you, nobody will,” sometime in our lives – but mostly in a joking manner.
But, there is some truth to all jokes. And once a comment like that is said, be afraid; be very afraid because they are serous.
This should be a cautionary tale to all, especially those in college. Too many times, we as college students link up with people we barely know and get hurt because we didn’t do a proper screening process. Just because this person is fun at the club doesn’t mean they are fitting to be in that inner-circle we all have.
We must all be careful of whom we date or even surround ourselves with because their motives can literally be deadly.
It is imperative that we pay attention to the small signs in order to to avoid the big problems that can come up once strong feelings are present. You never knew what a person is capable of.
Examine the people who are close to you, and decide if these are the type of people that might be harmful in any manner in the future.
If the answer is yes, get away fast and don’t look back at all.
Wesley Martin for the Editorial Board.