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His wife had recently admitted not being a virgin when they married.

The hearing was told Mrs Goswell had informed her husband, after 46 years of marriage, that she was not a virgin when they wed.

It had a profound impact on him, and he said there were "three people" in the marriage and tried to kill himself in November 2007.

The four-day inquest heard Mr Goswell could not cope with knowing his wife had had a relationship with someone else before their marriage.

The retired property developer repeatedly stabbed her with a kitchen knife and clubbed her with a rubber-headed mallet at their gated bungalow.

Roger Goswell, BBC 48 Comments [11/19/2008 2:34:39 PM]
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clockworkgirl21

Talk about insane.

11/19/2008 2:35:46 PM

Whitespirit

In what way is this fundie? The story is a story about a tragic mental illness case, not a religious fundie talking bollocks.

Not fundie.

11/19/2008 2:37:57 PM

Mortok

Not fundie, but definitely over-reacting.

I hope he gets life.

11/19/2008 2:40:20 PM

Route666

Just sad

11/19/2008 2:40:39 PM

Mister Spak

Good thing he wasn't an atheist. Without any christian morals, he would have really gone berzerk.

11/19/2008 3:28:14 PM

Grigadil

TMI for that idiot, I guess.

11/19/2008 3:28:23 PM

breakerslion

Fundie because of the whole virgin hangup?

Unless this is an unusual form of senile dementia, I can't see how anyone could stay married to this type of person for 46 years. I mean, this probably was not his only egomaniacal quirk.

11/19/2008 3:30:43 PM

GreenEyedLilo

@ Mister Spak: That was really quite excellent.

I can see it as fundie because of all the Cult of Virginity crap I grew up with as a teenager. If a boy keeps being told he "deserves" a virgin bride, should hold out for that, should be a virgin himself, etc...well, no surprise if he grows into a man who takes news like this very, very badly.

I really hope we don't end up with more cases like this years down the line.

11/19/2008 3:37:57 PM

aaa

Have fun in jail, cunt.

11/19/2008 3:38:56 PM

emau99

Wow. This is just sad.

Not sure this is a case of fundie, but it's plenty screwed up just the same.

11/19/2008 3:42:50 PM

JohnTheAtheist

The slut got what she deserved.

11/19/2008 3:44:58 PM

Anti-Goth

Not fundie, since the guy was mentally ill. It sounds like he had paranoid schizophrenia.

11/19/2008 3:48:31 PM

Illuminatalie

A bizarre preoccupation with biology, virginity, and purity is much more associated with fundamentalists than any other group of people.

11/19/2008 3:49:49 PM

conservativevoice

OK people this is not a 'fundy' issue. This is a very tragic situation of a man who obviously had serious mental health problems. I don't think this is one for jokes...

11/19/2008 3:53:49 PM

john

He obviously hadn't read his Bible. If she lied about her virginity, he was supposed to take her to her father's door and stone her to death.

11/19/2008 3:57:28 PM



Not fundie, just insane

11/19/2008 4:00:46 PM

NoAstronomer

He obviously hadn't read his Bible. If she lied about her virginity, he was supposed to take her to her father's door and stone her to death.

So he *is* a fundie! Only fundies don't read the bible.

11/19/2008 4:02:46 PM

Gressil

"I hope he gets life."
"Have fun in jail, cunt."

Nah, we're really soft on offenders here in the UK, we don't generally jail corpses.

11/19/2008 4:06:50 PM

anonymous

Not necessarily fundie, but definitely stupid.

11/19/2008 4:07:40 PM

Berny

Perhaps not fundie in this case, but the topic has been very much in the news of late, particularly in France.
This is why "re-hymenization" is a popular surgical procedure among cultures that put an over-emphasis on virginity for the bride.
Funny how that never seems to apply to the groom...

11/19/2008 4:14:59 PM

Denizen

"The retired property developer repeatedly stabbed her with a kitchen knife and clubbed her with a rubber-headed mallet at their gated bungalow."


Is this the Shining?

11/19/2008 4:17:06 PM

Princess Rot

Oh my fucking hell. And people say women aren't viewed as property anymore. I see this attitude a lot in advice columns - okay, so few of them go to this extreme, but it's still there - usually from guys whining about their girlfriend/spouse's "sexual history" and how they feel jealous or inadequate. As if anything but an "pure" pussy is dangerous.

How on earth do these attitudes propagate? Are they contagious? How many of them will be sympathising with the murdering husband?

11/19/2008 4:19:12 PM

Dan Onymous

"he said there were "three people" in the marriage"

I don't think the voices in your head count as a third person.

11/19/2008 4:40:56 PM



Not fundie, there is no mention of religion of any kind in this.

11/19/2008 4:51:10 PM

Illuminatalie

Difficult to imagine this behavior motivated without some kind of religious based thinking - at least, I have yet to meet anyone who thinks that virginity is so important that isn't religious. But I admit, there is no quote from him to really verify this. This isn't 'Fundies DO The Darndest things'.

11/19/2008 4:57:16 PM
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