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(Not so) Bright Ideas

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Oct. 22, 2018

(Not so) Bright Ideas
As his trial got underway, Chinese University of Hong Kong associate professor Khaw Kim-sun pleaded not guilty to a breathtaking murder plot.

Prosecutors say that in 2015, Khaw filled a yoga ball with carbon monoxide, then left it in the trunk of his wife's car, where it slowly leaked the noxious gas and killed his wife and their 16-year-old daughter.

The BBC reported that Khaw was angry because his wife wouldn't divorce him so that he could be with a student with whom he was having an affair.

When colleagues caught Khaw filling the ball, he said he was going to use it to kill rabbits, but in his statement to police, he said the gas was to kill rats in his home.

He is charged with two counts of murder. [BBC, 8/23/2018]

Jeffrey Tomerlin, 45, was charged with assault after he hurled a soft, fluffy, edible weapon at his ex-girlfriend. When Tomerlin saw his ex in a car with her new boyfriend, he walked up to her window and threw a biscuit at her face.

He also charged the car, banging on it and saying he would kill them, reported WKRN, earning additional charges of public intoxication and vandalism.

It was not clear whether the biscuit damaged the ex-girlfriend's face. [WKRN, 8/21/2018]