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Started by HerrWalrus on May 14, 2019 10:52:48 AM
Strange killings abroad.

Example: The German crossbow killings.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48257713

German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a rural Bavarian hotel near Passau have found two more female bodies in a flat 650km (400 miles) away.

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cozzer - 14 May 2019 10:56:42 (#1 of 48)

Germany? Pah

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48253427

widenation - 14 May 2019 11:26:35 (#2 of 48)

I imagined the Anglesey incident (when heard on radio) being a couple of kids messing around with a crossbow, aiming it for a laugh, and accidentally releasing a bolt. There's perhaps a lot more to it though.

HouseOfLametta - 14 May 2019 11:48:51 (#3 of 48)

Whoops.

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Whoops. Sorry missed.

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browserbutton - 14 May 2019 11:51:36 (#4 of 48)

Don't fart about with a crossbow. They're silent and deadly.

GrrrIbdis - 14 May 2019 11:52:32 (#5 of 48)

The Anglesey victim has died of his injuries. What a horrible, horrible thing. Why crossbows, suddenly? Is there a game, or a television series, or something?

widenation - 14 May 2019 11:54:05 (#6 of 48)

The German thing sounds like a goth/pretend vampire thing or something, so blame Twilight.

phantlers - 14 May 2019 11:54:15 (#7 of 48)

Anglesey man shot at half past midnight, whilst fixing his satellite dish. Weird.

solomongursky - 14 May 2019 11:55:36 (#8 of 48)

Heart attack on a motorbike for Putin critic:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/man-who-took-on-putin-dies-in-moscow-motorbike-crash-w9q20nrkc

widenation - 14 May 2019 12:37:49 (#9 of 48)

The satellite dish was by the back door (Anglesey) rather than the victim messing around on his roof in the middle of the night.

solomongursky - 14 May 2019 12:38:56 (#10 of 48)

Lampers maybe, I read. Stray shot maybe.

Tomnoddy - 14 May 2019 12:45:03 (#11 of 48)

That's really nasty, I saw the report of the Anglesey man's death a few days ago. What's the range for a crossbow bolt?

HouseOfLametta - 14 May 2019 12:48:21 (#12 of 48)

I know that area a bit. It’s weird and rough and creepy.

HouseOfLametta - 14 May 2019 12:50:28 (#13 of 48)

If we are not being abroad, here’s a rum one (or 3) they’ve got someone, but it’s still a weird old do.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/exeter-murders-everything-know-twins-2544784.amp

pranzingfrogg - 14 May 2019 12:56:00 (#14 of 48)

It is not illegal for anyone over the age of 18 to possess a crossbow, however it must not be used for hunting,

which raises the question of why anyone would want to possess one in the first place.

HouseOfLametta - 14 May 2019 12:58:45 (#15 of 48)

Targets. This it the thing. Why do you want a gun, bow, catapult? To shoot at targets.

It’s not really weird, it’s probably one of the most popular pastimes in human history but it’s never mentioned.

wickeltisch - 14 May 2019 13:01:44 (#16 of 48)

why anyone would want to possess one in the first place.

The German victims were members of a "knight group", but papers did not really explain what that is. I guess they took part in medieval role play (although killing was probably not supposed to be done in that play).

I'm not sure knights carried crossbows, wasn't that rather a weapon for the ordinary foot soldier?

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 13:26:21 (#17 of 48)

Also not abroad, this killing has all the hallmarks of a shit daytime tv show.

Buckinghamshire murder accused 'was betrothed to victim'

The prosecution's case is that Mr Field, the son of a Baptist minister, murdered Mr Farquhar in 2015 and then tried to kill Mr Farquhar's elderly neighbour, Miss Moore-Martin in Maids Moreton, in order to benefit from their wills.

The court has heard Mr Field was allegedly helped by his friend, Mr Smith, of Penhalvean, Redruth, Cornwall, a magician, whom he met at the University of Buckingham.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48219919

Anne Moore-Martin was my primary school head mistress :(

wickeltisch - 14 May 2019 13:31:32 (#18 of 48)

Anne Moore-Martin was my primary school head mistress

Was she very religious?

Miss Moore-Martin ... thought she was receiving messages from God after she discovered writing on her mirrors at home.

Agaliarept - 14 May 2019 13:35:12 (#19 of 48)

Was she very religious?

It was a Roman Catholic school so I assume so. I think she was getting on a bit.

We didn't really speak a lot in school except that time I gut punched by a kid called Len and the time I told Michael to fuck off in the playground.

GyratingTrampoline - 14 May 2019 13:42:48 (#20 of 48)

Miss Moore-Martin in Maids Moreton



Enjoying the alliteration

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