Man Kills Designer for Criticizing Home

June 15th, 2004 // 2 Comments

ordinarypeopleThis will hopefully make all those “know-it-all” designers choose there words carefully when commenting on potential clients about their existing decor (this man was obviously completely wacko, but still).

A South African man told a court how he hacked to death his interior designer because she criticized his decor, local newspapers reported on Tuesday. Jose da Silva, 37, pleaded guilty to murdering 47-year-old Beatrice Harrowyn in 2001 after inviting her to his new house in a classy suburb north of Johannesburg. “We went through the house and I told her what I wanted. She did not make any nice comments about my place so I went to my garage and fetched an axe,” the Star newspaper reported him as saying.

“I killed her because she reminded me of an old school teacher whom I hated very much.”

Via Reuters

By Miu von Furstenberg

  1. amyfisher

    it’s like “dead eye for the crazy guy”

  2. if only life were so simple. damn, i’d be murdering people left & right.

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