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Sun Feb 5, 2012, 12:13 PM

Throat slashed, woman reads Bible to her attacker

SHELBY, NC — Police say...Lindsay Wood and her son came home from church around 8:30 p.m. The son pulled a trash can from the front yard of their one-story white house on Royster Avenue. Wood's son told police a man he didn’t know rushed past him.

He saw the man run toward the back of the house. His mother was unlocking the rear door at the same time. Wood's son told police he heard his mother talking to the man but couldn’t understand their conversation...(T)he man pulled out a knife. He swung the blade and sliced into the right side of Wood's neck.

Wood started speaking to the man about Bible verses and church, Stafford said. (She) didn’t call 911 until 10:24 p.m., after the attacker left...
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According to this followup story, Wood ended up with close to two dozen stitches. I don't know what I find more unlikely -- that for an hour, the mother was able to talk while bleeding, or that for an hour, the son did absolutely nothing.

I hope this isn't a actually a case of her being attacked by a punk kid who was tired of living the religious life, and her trying to cover it up in the name of "forgiveness."


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Reply Throat slashed, woman reads Bible to her attacker (Original post)
rocktivity Feb 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Feb 2012 #1
hfojvt Feb 2012 #4
rocktivity Feb 2012 #8
whathehell Feb 2012 #13
Arkansas Granny Feb 2012 #2
theophilus Feb 2012 #12
Aerows Feb 2012 #18
Aerows Feb 2012 #17
whathehell Feb 2012 #3
Schema Thing Feb 2012 #6
whathehell Feb 2012 #10
Schema Thing Feb 2012 #11
WingDinger Feb 2012 #5
Schema Thing Feb 2012 #7
Poll_Blind Feb 2012 #9
rocktivity Feb 2012 #14
LisaL Feb 2012 #19
rocktivity Feb 2012 #15
EFerrari Feb 2012 #16
LisaL Feb 2012 #20
REP Feb 2012 #21
scardycat Feb 2012 #22

Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 12:32 PM

1. That is the weirdest, most fucking stupid story I've read in a while.

Every single part of it, weird and stupid. Why did the teen son get down on his hands and knees for an hour? Why did the attacker turn on the outside water spigot before he left? Why did this nimrod blather about God for an hour? Bizarre.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 01:08 PM

4. This writing seemed odd to me as well

"One investigator wore a light-green collared shirt. He stretched measuring tape across the home’s backyard. He marked spots with an orange flag."


Why the heck do we care about the color of this guy's shirt, or the color of the flags? Are odd details like that supposed to confer authenticity?


But the "teenaged" son could be a mere child of 13. Some five year olds know to call 911, but a small young kid might not know what to do in a strange, frightening situation.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 01:41 PM

8. The mom is 32, the son 15

According to this ABC News story.


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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 03:02 PM

13. Who the fuck cares?....She LIVED!

and I don't care if she, the "story", the son, the rapist or all four were "stupid" or not.

The main point is she LIVED -- Can't you get away from your hatred of anything containing

any sort of religious reference long enough to CELEBRATE that fact?!?

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. I'd like to know why the son didn't call 911. Something doesn't sound right.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 02:58 PM

12. One problem with analyzing the truth of history is that Overthinkers tend to not take into account

that there a many Underthinkers. Logic is often not even on the radar screen when people act. Just my opinion.....

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Response to theophilus (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:17 PM

18. Critical thinkers

 

Nothing odd here, right. People just "Over" thinking. Who the heck ever "Over" thought a good decision? Have mercy. Please don't ever accuse me of joining the "don't think too much" brigade.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:14 PM

17. Hello, my thought too

 

Some people will do anything to validate their point of view as long as it avoids critical thinking.

It's like they thing critical thinking is jumping into a pond with cold water.

Well, dive in and start thinking.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 12:58 PM

3. I'm just glad she lived, the rest matters a lot less

Would I be quoting bible versus while I bled -- No, and Hell No,

but she may have appealed to this particular creep's conscience, who knows?

I actually DID hear of a story way back, in which a young woman in a remote place was approached

by a would be rapist. She was so scared, she fell down on her knees and started saying The Lord's Prayer.

For whatever reasons, this seemed to bring the man to his senses...He did a complete turnaround.

he apologized profusely, professed his shame, and even offered her

money (which she refused) to "make amends", if you will.

I'm sure it wouldn't work with everyone, but you know what they say -- Go with your gut.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 01:31 PM

6. my religion had stories like that too

in fact, I think the same story often makes the rounds, with slight changes, in many sects.


it's most likely all just bullshit to start with.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 02:49 PM

10. This story didn't come from a religion, it came from a very UN-religious friend of mine

and I think it should have been clear that the point of it was not

"the power of prayer", if you will, but simply that certain things -- and

they needn't be religious -- can trigger the consciences of certain people.

It might be helpful if we could stop the knee-jerk response to "dismiss" when the very word "religion" is mentioned,

regardless of context.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 02:54 PM

11. Your friend was that girl?!


Amazing story. Sorry I doubted her.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 01:12 PM

5. I knew a girl, that quoted bible to her would be rapist. He couldnt get it up. Left.

 

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Response to WingDinger (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 01:31 PM

7. now that I can believe

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 02:31 PM

9. Shame on you for that concocted "concern" about her fabricating the story to cover for someone.



Here's a picture of the girl whose throat was slashed. You look at that a while and maybe reconsider the judgements you so casually pass on strangers and their behavior in moments of dire crisis.

Be well.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 5, 2012, 08:07 PM

14. What do looks have to do with it?

This story just plain doesn't make sense. My "judgment" may not be a pleasant or complimentary one, but it does make sense.


rocktivity

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:19 PM

19. Oh come on. The story wasn't making much sense.

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Response to rocktivity (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:11 PM

15. Son charged in mother's throat-slashing

Last edited Thu Feb 9, 2012, 03:31 PM - Edit history (3)

http://www.shelbystar.com/articles/slashing-61874-teen-throat.html

Police charged two teens in the throat-slashing attack on a Shelby mother...That attacker, police say, was 16-year-old Miguel Lopez...They also arrested Wood’s son but haven’t released his name because he is only 15.

Shelby police did release the charges against the 15-year-old: Conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder...Lopez...faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, secret assault and first-degree kidnapping.

Faye Cooke, who lives across the street from Wood...said she saw a gang symbol carved on Wood’s red car...a six-pointed star. Shelby police stated in their press release Wednesday that the crime doesn’t appear to be gang-related...(They have) handed the case to the district attorney’s office for prosecution...



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Response to rocktivity (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:14 PM

16. How horrible.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 11:28 PM

20. Not really surprising, is it?

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 01:13 AM

21. You were right

The original story didn't make a damn bit of sense.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 03:39 AM

22. I bet that story was made up too

I am wondering if the son was the one that did the stabbing and both of them made up the story and blamed Miguel Lopez for it. Something is fishy here..

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