Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Lascivious & Carnivorous

After mating, the female Black Widow spider often eats the male, who, apparently, is easily mistaken for prey. Oops. Praying mantises, though, like to combine romance with a nice dinner. They eat their husband's heads while in the act of mating. Munch, munch, ohh, baby.

A human female has been convicted of murdering her husband with arsenic so she could cash in his $250,000 military life insurance policy to get breast implants and throw wild parties. Cynthia Sommer wanted the kind of luxury not possible on her husband's $1,700 monthly salary as a Marine, so she bought some arsenic and "set herself free."

The death of her 23-year-old husband, Todd, was initially ruled a heart attack. Tests of his liver later showed levels of arsenic 1,020 times above normal. (There is a normal level of arsenic in our bodies?)

The couple had one child. She is also the mother of three children by a former marriage. (I wonder if her ex-husband is still living.) She is not the kind of person who should be breeding. The lovely lady is now engaged to a man she met two months after her husband's death. (Hope springs eternal.)

She and her perky implants face life in prison. This may not be the kind of high life she intended.


mist1 said...

The normal level of arsenic in our bodies depends on how psycho your spouse is.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


By those calculations, this guy's wife was 1,020 times more psycho than the norm.

That's a lot of psychosis.

Jay said...

I don't know what to make of people like Cynthia.

What I do know is that the praying mantis is obviously the kind of girl who gets her kicks in first, if you know what I mean - otherwise, her mate's head would not be so dispensible, you'd hope.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I don't think it's his mind she's after.

Christina_the_wench said...

Praying mantis have the right idea.

Sorry, was just thinking of my ex husband. I'll behave now.

Thailand Gal said...

Saw that trial on Court TV and really couldn't believe it. How could she be so stupid?



Odat said...

She obviously had too little of something in her brain...to conjure up that plot....

jali said...

How ugly. Just ugly. What an idiot that guy is to ask this broad to marry him.

Bob said...

obviously the boob job was to attract the next contestant in the black widow contest.

furiousBall said...

I just reconciled with my wife and she just got a boob job...is she going to eat my head? well, at least I'll get laid...

velvet girl said...

People like that leave me really disheartened about the human race. Unbelievable. Where do these people get their ideas? TV? Movies? Obviously from places where people don't get caught for doing things like that.


heartinsanfrancisco said...


We're here for you.


Apparently it's not hard to be stupid. But evil as well -- That takes some doing.


A BRAIN implant would have been a better idea.


Many men like bitches. And those new boobs must be um, killer.


Apparently it worked.


Good luck to you both. Really.


Yeah. 23-year old guys in great shape have heart attacks all the time. The woman is a complete moron, and I am disheartened, too.

Lee said...

HAHA! I'm with Christina the Wench. The female praying mantis knows what it's doing.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I can relate.

katrice said...

I can't get over that a good soldier's life was wasted because of another crazy bitch. She should be fed a steady diet of arsenic -- just enough to make her sick, not enough to kill her -- all of the rest of her days in jail.

And her poor kids should have their memories erased that she was even their mother.

Mad about this.

moontopples said...

Thanks ever so much for a reminder why I am fearful of dating these days. Especially insects, but also crazy people.

But you can't always tell the crazy people. Insects should be pretty easy to spot, though.

thethinker said...

Those implants will do her a great deal of good in prison.

I feel sorry for the child.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


People never stop amazing me. We are, by and large, a miserable species.


It's true. With insects, you pretty much know what you're in for, but with humans, there are often no signs.

Be careful, and take things slow.


She will fill out her prison scrubs well. The guards will be in awe of her uplift.

Some children get a really bad deal in life.

An explosive said...

Well I am sure her new "girls" will be appreciated in the big house!

All the more to love! What gives? She not only duped two men into thinking she was marriage material... I can't even get one!



urban-urchin said...

why? why are people like that allowed to have children?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

My heart,

Maybe you have to kill someone.


If there was a qualifying exam, there would be a lot fewer people in the world.

I am not Star Jones said...

this is a sick story but here's a question--
do you think the late, murdered husband maybe missed some behavior that might have tipped him off to his future wife's sociopathic nature?

i'm a big believer that people show you who they are -- it's up to us to pay attention.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Not Star,

You raise an excellent point. I learned the hard way that people do tell us who they are if we are not blinded by our own fantasies about who we would like them to be.

When we disregard the evidence, we pay the price.

Janna said...

I've always wanted to be a preying mantis...
Though with my luck I'd probably just end up in some kid's bug-collecting jar, and there would be no holes poked in the lid, and I'd slowly suffocate...
What a waste that would be, forever unable to eat the heads off of any more mates.

heartinsanfrancisco said...


Some species have all the luck.

Where would we be without our ability to bite off heads? It's all too awful to think about. And makes me really hungry.

Crankster said...

I remember reading about a town full of women who killed off their husbands. I think it was in Hungary. They boiled the poison off of fly paper.

I wonder why stuff like that sticks in my brain?

heartinsanfrancisco said...


I, too, wonder why it sticks in your brain. Kind of like fly paper.

RJS said...

I hope that sweet Cindy, is now the girl toy of Big Bertha. She deserves it. Anyone who murders for money, should be penalized.