This next story is a convoluted one and I’ll start by reminding everyone that some of these stories may be fact and some may be fiction. You decide.
There was this man who was loving and there was this naive woman who had a mother who was not so motherly. When this woman was dating this really nice man, her mother would cuss her out and tell the man he had to leave and so this man could only drive up, knock on the door and take the daughter out. Well, the daughter was tired of always hearing her mother disparage this man and so, she told him that she could not see him again. The man was crestfallen, but what could he do? He did what all men in love do, every time he saw the woman, he would approach her and beg for another chance, but he was never given another chance because the woman knew what she would face from her mother.
So, the woman dates a different man, and lo and behold, her mother likes this man. This man is abusive to her daughter and he even beats her daughter in front of the mother and the father and when he does this, the police are not called. The daughter is told by her mother and father to go to this man’s house and work things out. To make a long story short, the woman marries this abusive man with the blessings of both her parents. Through the years, the abuse continues and gets worse. The woman eventually leaves her abusive husband and flees because she fears for her life. She doesn’t even tell her best friend that she is leaving. Unbeknownst to this woman who left her husband, the husband proceeds to continuously harass the best friend to the point whereas the best friend is terrified of this man. But as the years go by, the wife of this abusive man finally files for divorce and for her, the situation with an abusive man ends.
Now, enters another woman who wants to be with this abusive man. She moves in with him and even though people tell her that she is living with a man who abused his ex-wife, she pays no heed at all. She lives with this man for years, but then, she finds out that he is cheating on her and he has a huge gambling problem. She feels stupid because she did not heed the words of those who tried to tell her about this man. She leaves this man and begins divorce proceedings. She hires a great lawyer because she has been the breadwinner since she had a career in the medical field and was making bank while her husband was gambling away his paycheck and relying on her to pay the bills. When the woman left this abusive man and filed for divorce, she thought that she had finally did the right thing. She was on her own, had bought herself a new car and had moved on with her life. But then, the unthinkable happened, one day, this woman was driving down the road taking her usual route and a huge rock came crashing through her car windshield, killing her instantly. Her car went out-of-control and zigzagged across the road, finally stopping against a barrier. There were no witnesses to this crime, just pieces put together from the crime scene and another motorist had called the police to state that a couple of rocks had struck their vehicle in that same area where this woman was killed.
There have been no other incidents like this since this woman who left her abusive husband was murdered. The abusive husband grew up with friends who had turned into hardened criminals who had been to prison for a multitude of crimes. And there are some who say that this was all just too much of a coincidence that yet another woman who was trying to leave this abusive man ends up dead since some believe that the only reason the first wife who divorced this abusive man is still alive is because she left the state and no one knew of her whereabouts for years. And none can forget that the first wife’s best friend, to this very day, is terrified of this man.
This man is now in possession of his dead wife’s Social Security, maybe her great pension and who knows what else since she was murdered before the divorce could be finalized and he certainly needs money seeing as how he has a very bad gambling problem. Is it coincidence; this seemingly random crime that occurred that killed this woman who was trying to divorce a man who has a known history of exhibiting violent behavior towards women? Who, but a close acquaintance would know a person’s schedule and habits? And why no more incidents of boulder like rocks being thrown at passing cars through a certain section of road just outside of Lynchburg? Will the crime of murder of this woman ever be solved?
Is this fact or fiction? I’ll let you decide. Until next time, keep those ‘thinking caps’ handy.