Friday, April 14, 2006


AK brought up this story in the comments of another posting. Dutifully, we tracked down the tale because hey, it's what we do, and we like warm sandwiches. Not bad enough to kill someone, mind you, but happiness is a warm sandwich. And a gun.

The Associated Press reports:
A man threw a microwave at his girlfriend, then fatally beat her after she refused to heat up sandwiches, police in Uniontown, Pa., said.

Walter S. Fordyce, 58, of Uniontown, remained jailed without bond Thursday on a charge of criminal homicide. It wasn’t clear if he had an attorney.

Fordyce told police he began arguing with his live-in girlfriend, Mary McCann, 58, early Thursday.

After throwing her to the floor, Fordyce threw a microwave oven onto McCann’s chest after she refused to heat up sandwiches for him, he told police. Fordyce also said he stomped on McCann’s chest repeatedly then banged her head on the floor until she lost consciousness — but that he also said he didn’t mean to kill her, police said.

“It was an accident. I didn’t do it on purpose,” police quoted Fordyce as saying.
The Uniontown Herald Standard fills the hole in the AP account; the argument was over two roast beef hoagies.


Anonymous said...

Ahh, hoagies. Now I see why he was so upset.

Anonymous said...

That's a sandwich to die for...

Anonymous said...

I know Mary Mccann, I don't think poking fun at this is an appropriate thing. God forbid one of her children or siblings see these comments. She has a very devastated family. This women was tiny, and for her young age not in perfect health. She had trauma to the head, chest and stomach areas. He beat her like she was a man. This was an act of domestic violence, a deadly act, murder. For the press to start the sandwich thing has also been a mistake so I have read on the internet....