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'Beheading' horror in (London) street
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Edited on Mon Mar-14-05 01:40 PM by truthpusher
OK, I really debated whether or not the posting of this story had any value beyond just being an amazingly disturbing occurrence. I couldn't come up with any good reason, but thought the story was at least not worth ignoring. So here goes:

'Beheading' horror in street
By Richard Edwards and Chris Millar, Evening Standard
14 March 2005

A man was beheaded in a frenzied and prolonged axe attack in a London street today.

The axeman, smartly-dressed and in his thirties, felled his victim with one blow and then struck repeatedly "as if he was chopping wood".

The assault lasted several minutes near the Hampstead Theatre in Belsize Park. The attacker ignored his victim's screams and the pleas of two women passers-by and workmen. He stopped when police arrived. He then put down the axe near the body. He was described as looking "emotionless and cool" throughout.


A scaffolder working nearby saw a man carrying an axe in one hand above his head as he ran towards his victim. The men were seen to exchange a few words.

Seconds later the axeman struck the first of a series of heavy blows which continued when the victim lay slumped on the pavement in a pool of blood.

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  -'Beheading' horror in (London) street truthpusher  Mar-14-05 01:39 PM   #0 
  - OK this is pretty gross and horrific...n/t  JusticeForAll   Mar-14-05 01:45 PM   #1 
  - Wow, pic  Worst Username Ever   Mar-14-05 01:47 PM   #2 
  - A pic of the body... class... is this a tabloid?  redqueen   Mar-14-05 02:07 PM   #16 
     - thisislondon  ianrs   Mar-14-05 02:25 PM   #20 
  - freaky, i wonder what the guy did to "deserve" that  toymachines   Mar-14-05 01:48 PM   #3 
  - OK, I've had my mdr of gruesome for today....whew.  MnFats   Mar-14-05 01:49 PM   #4 
  - Not yet, MnFats  rocknation   Mar-14-05 02:53 PM   #26 
  - The article is riveting. Especially the people who confront the killer  fob   Mar-14-05 01:50 PM   #5 
  - Yeah,  Rachels Dozer   Mar-14-05 01:56 PM   #8 
  - Did you read the story?  fob   Mar-14-05 02:03 PM   #14 
  - Welcome, Newbie!  zann725   Mar-15-05 03:29 AM   #40 
  - what? was the guy banging his wife or something??  Blue_Tires   Mar-14-05 01:57 PM   #9 
     - agreed it's a crime of passion  amazona   Mar-14-05 02:03 PM   #13 
  - The horror of * war is spreading thru out the world, * war at home now  GetTheRightVote   Mar-14-05 01:50 PM   #6 
  - Just plain old sick.  TriMetFan   Mar-14-05 01:50 PM   #7 
  - Good thing nobody got shot  slackmaster   Mar-14-05 01:59 PM   #10 
  - I was thinking the same thing.  Mairead   Mar-14-05 02:02 PM   #11 
  - In gun crazed America, the perp would have shot several more people  billbuckhead   Mar-14-05 02:36 PM   #23 
  - It doesn't sound like that would have been the case  NickB79   Mar-14-05 06:54 PM   #32 
  - Crazed America  Charon   Mar-15-05 07:17 AM   #43 
  - Yeah, America doesn't have ANY murders thanks to guns... LOL n/t  rooboy   Mar-14-05 07:27 PM   #36 
  - Rightwingers lament...  AtLiberty   Mar-14-05 02:02 PM   #12 
  - Could be. Sensible ones, though, will lament what I do:  Mairead   Mar-14-05 02:14 PM   #18 
  - It wouldn't have made the situation any worse for the victim  slackmaster   Mar-14-05 02:59 PM   #28 
  - Yes, it would have been so horrible  NickB79   Mar-14-05 06:50 PM   #31 
     - Of course because a gun would have made everything okay  sffreeways   Mar-14-05 07:12 PM   #34 
        - No, they don't solve everything  NickB79   Mar-14-05 07:52 PM   #37 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-05 02:04 PM   #15 
  - They BOTH did.  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-14-05 02:33 PM   #21 
     - Why was my joke deleted? I thought it was pretty good. n/t  Blue to the bone   Mar-14-05 02:35 PM   #22 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-14-05 02:08 PM   #17 
  - I can see it now.........  Blue to the bone   Mar-14-05 02:15 PM   #19 
  - WOW...the bush*/blair madness has now led us to this....  diamond14   Mar-14-05 02:38 PM   #24 
  - That is just crazy. Poor man.  spunky   Mar-14-05 02:46 PM   #25 
  - Being from London I can honestly attest that there are  go west young man   Mar-14-05 02:57 PM   #27 
  - It's a longshot - but I say religious insanity.  daleo   Mar-14-05 06:39 PM   #29 
  - creationism run amok no doubt.......n/t  msongs   Mar-14-05 06:46 PM   #30 
  - Update: Man held after daylight axe murder  truthpusher   Mar-14-05 06:58 PM   #33 
  - "You've had this coming for 20 years"  mainer   Mar-15-05 05:51 AM   #41 
  - This type of thing has happened in Japan, not with an axe, but  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-14-05 07:23 PM   #35 
  - A sociopath  undergroundpanther   Mar-15-05 02:34 AM   #39 
     - I don't think the Sociopath label applies to this man.  YellowRubberDuckie   Mar-15-05 07:41 AM   #44 
  - Seems more like 1895  Hershman   Mar-14-05 10:31 PM   #38 
     - Maybe the "victim" was killed  BobbyinPortland   Mar-15-05 07:15 AM   #42 
        - Bobby, I think people don't realize that it's not guns that kill people...  YellowRubberDuckie   Mar-15-05 07:44 AM   #45 

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