Thoughts and prayers go out to all the runners and spectators injured during the bombing of the Boston Marathon today. A despicable and cowardly act . Two explosions near the finishing line have so far left three people dead and numerous spectators and runners injured. A suspect is believed to be in custody in a local hospital.
The city is currently in lock down and cell phone services have been temporarily cut off.
Psst For those of you following Robert Decastella’s amazing indigenous runners, they are all safe and sound.
The world is mourning the death of South African boxing legend Corrie Sanders (46) who was gunned down while celebrating his nephew’s 21st birthday party at a Pretoria restaurant. The ex heavy weight boxer who won 46 of his 50 bouts was unfortunately the victim of a botched robbery. Witnesses say he was the only one shot when men carrying pistols burst into a restaurant and demanded money and valuables from the customers.
Sports stars have not only expressed words of sympathy over the senseless killing but many have used this opportunity to highlight South Africa’s increasing crime rate.
Where's my Ruffles?
Egads, a prisoner at a Toronto jail killed another inmate by stomping on his head because he stole and ate half his bag of Ruffles potato chips . He then later told other inmates “Nobody punks me off for a bag of chips.”
Work with me here Arthur “Arturo” Anaya, if you kill your two tenants because they didn’t pay the rent, how are you ever going to get it? Didn’t think it through, huh? Mr Anaya is accused of shooting dead Theresa Vigil and her daughter’s boyfriend following an argument over rent. Ms Virgil and her family were living in a mobile home on Anaya’s property when he stormed over and shot them in the head with a handgun. Sad.
Marius Els who posted a vid on Youtube about how much he loved his pet hippo Humphrey has been found dead in a river. Yep, seems Humphrey wasn’t so loveable after all! Despite warnings about the dangers of hippos, Els continued to frolic with him in the water. Unfortunately the frolicking got a tad rough and Humphrey dragged Els underwater and killed him.
Not a good week for motorsport. Sad to announce the death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli who was killed during a race in Malaysia. Just four minutes into the race Simoncelli lost control of his Honda and was hit by two other riders, losing his helmet in the process. Simoncelli never regained consciousness and died in hospital from head, chest and neck injuries. He was only 24.