What kind of argument can one have with their significant other that would cause a an to douse his wife with gasoline, set her a flame, and watch her burn to death? One would now have to ask one, Antonio Bargallo, of Schenectady, New York. He did this exact thing to th mother of his children, Elizabeth Gonzales.
There is a certain amount of barbarism that has to take place to burn another person to death, yet I don’t think these incidents are as uncommon as we would want to believe. I think this method of killing someone is a way to inflict maximum damage on someone, and the rationales are absolutely personal in nature.
Men, have big egos, and when those egos are wounded, some guys just lose it. They can’t take rejection or a criticism at all as it stains there machismo. It’s the ultimate offense to some. Perhaps I am reading something more into this than I should. Shit, perhaps this gruesome murder was over the time dinner was served. Murders have been the result of more inane things.
The reason should come soon as the investigation continues.
Oh! Where is the romance in it all? Where is the chivalry? Gone are the times when men would hold open the door for their dates, now we are in an era where men bludgeon their male companions to death, and then attempt to eat their penis in the aftermath. Yes…WAIT….WHAT?
Nope you read it right, 32 year old Jerry Pagan, killed 68 year old Richard Reed by using a few household items. He first bludgeoned him with a hammer. He then proceeded to stab him with a set of scissors. And finally, he decided to take a razor blade and mutilate the body of Richard Reed, by slicing off his penis.
When police came into Reed’s apartment, they found Pagan, with Reed’s body in the bathtub, and his penis laying on the floor.
When he was confronted by the police about the severed penis on the bathroom floor, he suggested that he was saving the appendage for a snack
Romance is indeed dead.
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Jason Melo combined a little machismo, with a lot of insecurity, and a flair for the dramatic when he made his ex-girlfriend take the walk of shame outside his New York apartment. When finding several texts from other gentlemen suitors on his girlfriend’s cell phone (aka ‘sex-ting’) he stripped her naked, beat her, and forced her to walk his street in sub-freezing temperatures. It was a modern and brutal rendering of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter.
Before the media got wind of Mr. Melo’s antics he was celebratory of his actions on his Instagram account (check it out there are some gems on there of a guy completely full of himself). He was boasting of his actions and belittling his victim. But when there was a social media backlash, he grew a conscious:
Please forgive me, I want you all to know that I am not as bad as you think. I just want to tell you all that I feel bad, as a man. You don’t know what was going through my mind.
Right, buddy. We all get closer to God in tight situations, so go bring out your inner Christian. The fact is, that Melo’s ego is a little more than healthy. He thought he was going to administer a little ‘street justice’ from a sense of entitlement. But there are consequences…to the tune of charges of assault in the third degree, menacing in the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child. Not to mention…the social scathing he should receive for this Charlie Brown shirt: