Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MySpace Kills

Family: MySpace Rumors May Have Led to Woman's Murder
NEW YORK-- A 28-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the strangling death of a Staten Island woman he apparently thought was spreading rumors about him.
A second man is also awaiting arraignment in the case on charges he hindered prosecution by not reporting the crime.
Calvin Lawson, 28, of Brooklyn was arrested Monday and charged with the murder of 26-year-old Caroline Wimmer, police said. Authorities say Wimmer was strangled with a hair-dryer cord and beaten before she was discovered by her worried parents.
Wimmer was found dead on March 30 by her parents inside her apartment after they did not hear from her for several days.
Police would not officially comment on the details of the arrest, but the district attorney's office says news reports claiming he discovered the rumors on MySpace are false.
However, Martha Wimmer, Caroline's mother, tells 1010 WINS that Lawson was apparently fed up with rumors posted on MySpace that he was cheating on his girlfriend with Wimmer.
Her mother says that police believe the MySpace rumors led Lawson to kill Wimmer.
Martha Wimmer also says her daughter and Lawson were never involved.


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