Man Fakes Murder To Get Divorce

This seems like a needlessly elaborate way to get your wife to ask for a divorce:

Teddy Akin, 28, told his wife he had killed a hitchhiker and stolen his wallet, and later repeated the same story to investigators after police arrested him.
He claimed he hit the man on the neck, causing him to gasp and make a gurgling sound.
He said he buried the body in a forest.
Police eventually found the allegedly murdered man alive and astonished.
Mr Akin admitted that his murder confession was bogus, a police spokesman with the Sheriff's Office told the newspaper.
He told investigators he was having problems with his wife and was hoping the murder story would encourage her leave him.
He said he had found the wallet in the street.

I guess 'Honey, I want a divorce' never occurred to him.


Posted on Thu Aug 04, 2005


I think 'I'm sleeping with someone else' would be... saner.
Posted by Boo  on  Thu Aug 04, 2005  at  06:05 PM
Saner? For who?? Sounds like maybe they're both a little off-kilter!
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  on  Thu Aug 04, 2005  at  11:57 PM
unfortunately, this is a scenario i am familiar with (the "I dont want to be the bad person so I will just create non-existant issues so the other person will leave me"). I have no idea what psychological issues are behind it but to steal a phrase from MarknJen, "off-kilter" seems accurate enough.

This guy has no stones, well, except for the ones in his head. my god man! grow a set, stand up, be a man, tell her you are no longer happy with the relationship...its not that it?

sigh..ok, i will stop ranting now
Posted by Chuck  on  Fri Aug 05, 2005  at  07:00 AM
Boo, maybe he was affrad of being killed himself in that case?
Posted by LaMa  on  Sun Aug 07, 2005  at  06:35 AM
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