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Woman kills husband with folding couch
Reuters ^ | July 9, 2008 | Denis Pinchuk

Posted on 07/09/2008 1:54:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - A Russian woman in St Petersburg killed her drunk husband with a folding couch, Russian media reported on Wednesday.

St Petersburg's Channel Five said the man's wife, upset with her husband for being drunk and refusing to get up, kicked a handle after an argument, activating a mechanism that folds the couch up against a wall.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: couch; drunk; marriage; murder; murdermostfoul; russia; stpetersburg; woman
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Maybe Nancy Grace will go international for this story.
1 posted on 07/09/2008 1:54:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Mrs. Huffnagel!!!


2 posted on 07/09/2008 1:56:02 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
..activating a mechanism that folds the couch up against a wall.

Pretty sure I saw this in one of the Pink Panther movies ;-)

3 posted on 07/09/2008 1:56:34 PM PDT by evad (.!.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I guess Murphy’s Law applys to a Murphy Bed.


4 posted on 07/09/2008 1:57:05 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

They will never iron out their problems by pulling things out of the blue like that...those middle rods suck! Just think of Elaine from “Seinfeld” when Jerry and Elaine went to Florida to see his parents...


5 posted on 07/09/2008 1:58:27 PM PDT by wazoo1031
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So nagski foldski couch-potatoski?

Quick, somebody steal the Firefox while they’re distracted.


6 posted on 07/09/2008 1:58:50 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan


7 posted on 07/09/2008 1:59:56 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
kicked a handle after an argument, activating a mechanism

So what? Now, if she'd beaten the guy to death with a folding couch ... that would be a noteworthy story.

8 posted on 07/09/2008 2:00:12 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

My wife wants to know where they got the couch.


9 posted on 07/09/2008 2:01:03 PM PDT by Spok
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I’m not sure which is more incredible; that the mechanism actually operated as designed, or that it actually killed a drunken Russian.


10 posted on 07/09/2008 2:01:43 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Only a Kennedy between us and tyranny.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So this is why Russian male life expectancy is so low. Couches.


11 posted on 07/09/2008 2:02:57 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Fido969

Dang! Beat me by five minutes!


12 posted on 07/09/2008 2:03:14 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This story reminds me of an old St. Elsewhere episode...

They had this old woman in many of the episodes, I bellieve her name was Mrs. Hoffnagle, and she was always in the hospital, with this, that, or the other ailment, and it seems that they could never find anything really wrong with her...

She would complain all the time, and was as snide as could be to all the doctors and nurses, and no one liked her...and each doctor in turn would pawn her off on another doctor, often the new residents...

Then in the last episode where she appeared, she was all alone in her room, she was fooling around with the controls of her automatic hospital bed...somehow the controls either jammed or got stuck, and the head of the bed, began rising while the foot of the bed also began rising, and poor Mrs. Hoffnagle, could not get them to stop, and both the head of the bed, and the foot of the bed, keep rising up, until finally Mrs. Hoffnagled was squished between the foot and the head...when they found her, she was dead, probably had been smothered to death...death by hospital bed...


13 posted on 07/09/2008 2:03:45 PM PDT by andysandmikesmom
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"folds the couch up against a wall"

По-русски Stan Laurel


14 posted on 07/09/2008 2:03:55 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: krb

Ha! My first thought as well!


15 posted on 07/09/2008 2:04:37 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Sofa ras I know, this has never happened before.


16 posted on 07/09/2008 2:04:51 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Spok
One more item on the list of "Stuff not to purchase".

/johnny

17 posted on 07/09/2008 2:06:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: evad

Rolling on the floor at the picture that springs to mind.


18 posted on 07/09/2008 2:08:36 PM PDT by Carley
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To: Spok

They were taken away from American wives years ago by a US Congress full of thoughtful and socially advanced liberal representatives attempting to given them an easier and crime-free lifestyle. “Better Living ... Through an All-Knowing and All-Seeing Congress”. :-)


19 posted on 07/09/2008 2:09:32 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I bet he suffocated, and I bet it took a while.
20 posted on 07/09/2008 2:10:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Public policy should never become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. -- Ike Eisenhower)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Mrs. Huffnagel!!!

Another "St. Elsewhere" fan, I see.

21 posted on 07/09/2008 2:14:09 PM PDT by ssaftler
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To: F15Eagle
So nagski foldski couch-potatoski?

My husband and I applaud this comment... ;^)

22 posted on 07/09/2008 2:16:37 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (It's the Vast Wright Wing Conspiracy - labeling all whites as racist.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I bet he sofacated, and I bet it took a while.

There, fixed it.

23 posted on 07/09/2008 2:17:47 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: Fido969

People don’t kill people. Couches kill people.

We must limit private ownership of folding couches.

Definitely ban all assault couches.

Sounds like he took it lying down.


24 posted on 07/09/2008 2:18:12 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Fido969

LOL!


25 posted on 07/09/2008 2:19:32 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: krb

I thought of that, too ...


26 posted on 07/09/2008 2:25:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

And in perfect Russian, I might add ... ski


27 posted on 07/09/2008 2:25:58 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The old one way trip in the Castro Convertible.


28 posted on 07/09/2008 2:27:16 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: swain_forkbeard

When folding couches are outlawed only outlaws will own folding couches.


29 posted on 07/09/2008 2:28:38 PM PDT by keepitreal ("I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message. . . until I don't.")
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To: krb

30 posted on 07/09/2008 2:29:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

This is the best thread EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!

because I can;)


31 posted on 07/09/2008 2:53:12 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

That is Sofa King low.


32 posted on 07/09/2008 2:53:33 PM PDT by LiberConservative ("Typical" white guy)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Non-ping?


33 posted on 07/09/2008 2:54:41 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression (Dime: what you have left after filling the car with gasoline.)
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To: LiberConservative

You’re BAAAD!


34 posted on 07/09/2008 3:32:42 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people, criminals and the governments that create them do.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

In Soviet Russia, couch reclines on you!


35 posted on 07/09/2008 3:38:36 PM PDT by Unlikely Hero ("Time is a wonderful teacher; unfortunately, it kills all its pupils." --Berlioz)
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To: LiberConservative

LOL!


36 posted on 07/09/2008 3:41:59 PM PDT by maggief
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To: andysandmikesmom

That’s ridiculous - she deserved to die. If there was nothing wrong with her, she could have easily jumped off the bed. Those things move slowly enough. She definitely is a Darwin winner.


37 posted on 07/09/2008 3:42:19 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: F15Eagle

Absoluteski


38 posted on 07/09/2008 3:42:25 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (It's the Vast Wright Wing Conspiracy - labeling all whites as racist.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Murder By Murphy Bed,
written by:
Mrs. Huffnagel-on-the-Halfshell


39 posted on 07/09/2008 3:46:45 PM PDT by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
How many more needless deaths!
It's time to ban couches!
40 posted on 07/09/2008 3:47:56 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Sofa King

Ping.


41 posted on 07/09/2008 3:50:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: blu

Don’t know what season she bit the dust in, but they have at least the first season of St Elsewhere online for free at Hulu.com
http://www.hulu.com/st-elsewhere


42 posted on 07/09/2008 3:51:21 PM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
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To: LiberConservative

You’re GOOD;)


43 posted on 07/09/2008 4:43:19 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: FreedomOfExpression; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
I did not need to read this story to know that alcohol was involved.


44 posted on 07/09/2008 5:27:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: LiberConservative; Sofa King
That is Sofa King low.

Hey! You forgot the courtesy ping!

45 posted on 07/09/2008 5:28:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: Fido969

Hafta start calling it a Darwin bed...


46 posted on 07/09/2008 5:28:40 PM PDT by rottndog (Globull Warming "Science" = garbage in, gospel out.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

Brilliant!


47 posted on 07/09/2008 5:39:29 PM PDT by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: r9etb

Very creative.


48 posted on 07/09/2008 5:46:42 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Slings and Arrows; MassRepublicanFlyersFan

49 posted on 07/09/2008 5:46:57 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Slings and Arrows; Sofa King
He probably folded it himself . . .


50 posted on 07/09/2008 6:09:05 PM PDT by Lady Jag ( I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra - https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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