GUILTY Spain - Jennifer Mills-Westley, 60, decapitated, Tenerife, CI, 13 May 2011

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Crazed knifeman decapitates British woman in busy Tenerife shopping centre and runs through the streets with her head
    It tended - as these things will - to horrify bystanders, but the dedicated working press got quotes.
    more at Daily Mail link above, with pictures and a video
     
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    Charlie09 Former Member

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    eileenhawkeye Active Member

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    That is sick!! OMG, that poor woman. :( That reminds me of the Greyhound Bus murder in Canada a few years back.

    My two experiences with Tenerife in the media are this murder and the plane crash back in the 70s that killed 583 people. -_-
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Guardian account notes,
    British woman beheaded in Tenerife supermarket
     
  6. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    It must be mental illness mustn't it? No one in their right mind would do that:sick:
     
  7. Sarahlou

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    He'd not long been released from a psychiatric hospital apparently.
    This is so horrific.
     
  8. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Wow. Of all the ways to die, who would ever imagine they would be beheaded by some lunatic in a supermarket.

    I hope it was quick and efficient and he wasn't hacking this poor woman to pieces slowly while bystands watched and did nothing (like the passengers on that bus in Canada or where ever that watched the schizophrenic hack a guy up and start eating him).
     
  9. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    And I bet those doctors decided he was not a threat to anyone.
     
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    Sailor Bug New Member

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    Greyhound Bus murderer Vince Weiguang Li, 40 is already out on day passes:banghead:

    http://www.canada.com/health/beheader+able+walk+grounds+Manitoba+mental+hospital/3963382/story.html

    The path has been cleared for a man who beheaded and cannibalized a passenger on a Greyhound bus two years ago to take escorted strolls around the grounds of the mental-health facility where he’s being treated.

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    Oh how horrific!! What a nightmare for this British woman and her Family.
    My thoughts and prayers are with them...I can't imagine their pain!!
     
  11. Tinsamd

    Tinsamd Justice for Shaniya!!!!

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    How absolutely terrifying!!! OMG!!!! OMG!!!! OMG!!!!

    It would have to be mental illness, but my god please don't let him ever see the light of day again!!!!

    Poor lady!!!!!

    God only knows why I log in when I have a pizza on the way...
     
  12. Filly

    Filly KICKING AND SHINING

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    Deyan Valentinov stalked the poor woman for nine days. She was shopping in a store that carried souvenier swords and blades. It is believed he used one as the weapon.

    Dang! Poor woman.

    What an utterly gorgeous place and the poor woman gets beheaded there.
     
  13. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ New Member

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    OMG How unbelievably horrid!

    I have always wondered if after the beheading if there still wasn't a few seconds of consciousness? .......... actually realizing your head has been removed from your body before death occurs. SCARY.
     
  14. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    Marie Antoinette and all that. Honestly I would not worry about AFTER the beheading, a few seconds of consciousness would be surreal at worst.

    This guy was not a professional so that after part is likely nothing compared to the before part, bystanders say "he was stabbing at her". Doesn't sound like a clean blow or even two, sounds like he butchered her in the grocery isles. It was likely quite horrible.
     
  15. Nova

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    The predominant school of thought is that the sudden loss of blood pressure following decapitation would result in instant unconsciousness, Linda. Unless she saw the blade coming, she probably never knew what hit her. (ETA a botched beheading is something else. Based on Sonya's post, I'm afraid this was quite an ordeal.)

    But one of my favorite oddities from history is that during the Reign of Terror following the French Revolution, scientists attempted to construct tests to see how long consciousness remained in severed heads.

    Some of the results are in the link below (and seem to question the prevailing view that unconsciousness is instantaneous), but I always picture a Frenchman bent over and shouting into the basket where severed heads were collected, shouting "'Allo! 'Allo! Comment ça va?"

    http://purpleslinky.com/offbeat/do-we-continue-to-live-following-decapitation/
     
  16. Sonya610

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    Assuming the brain does remain conscious the worst part of a "quick" beheading would have to be feeling your head/face smash into the basket or ground.

    This conversation reminds me of the movie "Severence".
     
  17. jjenny

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    I am guessing he has paranoid schizophrenia. This appears to be the same old story over and over again-someone is kept in a mental hospital for a short period of time, doctors claim he is no threat, he is let out, and the rest is history.
    :banghead:
     
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  19. Tinsamd

    Tinsamd Justice for Shaniya!!!!

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    Bless her heart, & may she rest in peace.

    She was a very beautiful woman.
     
  20. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    The alleged attacker was well known in the area and she reported him for threatening behavior? What, was it too much to call the police and get him arrested? That poor woman did not have to die.
    :banghead:
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    A tabloid headline if ever there was one:

    Graffiti, beer cans and a makeshift shrine to Jesus:
    Inside the squalid lair of killer who beheaded grandmother in Tenerife shop

    Sunday Mail does the full tabloid monty - much more, with plenty of pictures - at link above.
     

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