Cuckold. Cuck. It is one of the most common insults of the Internet era. Infidelity triggers strong emotions. Jealousy, embarrassment, and anger can lead to violence – and murder. Even the suspicion of infidelity can be fatal. And it’s not just men. Cuckqueans, or the female partners of adulterers, will also kill. But it is not always the cheater who becomes the victim. Cuckqueans kill their paramours, rivals, and their partner’s family.
10. Headless In New Hampshire
On September 26, an offended New Hampshire man killed his wife’s mistress and forced her to behead him. “I have big problems,” Britany Barron, 31, is said to have told animal welfare activists when they investigated her illegal campsite on the Maine border. The officers noticed Britany’s black eye and bruises on her neck.
Armando Barron, 30, used his wife’s phone to lure her lover to Annette Wayside Park. When Jonathan Amerault, 25, arrived, he found Armando and Britany waiting. Armando unsuccessfully tried to get his wife to shoot Amerault before forcing her to cut his wrists. Armando is said to have shot Amerault three times before forcing Britany to decapitate him and bury his head in the woods.
Britany claims that Armando hit her and put a gun in her mouth. First, the police arrested Armando for assaulting his wife. Later he was accused of murder. Britany is charged with falsifying physical evidence.
9. Cornrake Cuck
On November 10, 2018, a thirteen-year-old boy from Iowa discovered his mother impaled on a corncob. The husband Todd Mullis, 43, called it a “freak accident”. He told the authorities that his wife Amy, 39, must have fallen on the rake. This theory was shattered when the state forensic investigator determined that Amy had been stabbed with the rake in the back at least twice.
During the trial of Todd Mullis, Jerry Frasher admitted that he and Amy had an affair. If Todd filed for divorce, the pig and soybean farmer could potentially lose half his land in rural Earlville and millions of dollars. Frasher testified, “She said if he ever found out (about the affair) she would disappear.
In September a jury found Todd guilty of first-degree murder. Evidence of premeditation came from Todd’s Internet searches for “killing unfaithful women” and “what happened to cheating spouses in historical Aztec tribes.
8. Driller Killer
On a hot July evening in 2002, a dentist from Houston in her silver Mercedes 430 Mercedes-Benz ran over her cheating husband several times. Clara Harris, known as the “Driller Killer”, drove to the Nassau Bay Hilton with a tip from private investigators. The Colombian immigrant knew that her orthodontic husband David had cheated on her in the past with his receptionist Gail Bridges. But he told her it was over.
When Harris discovered that David and Gail were pulling out, she went into the black. When Gail and David tried to make it in their SUV, Harris hit David. Clara turned the car around and hit David again. She finally pulled a 180 and ran over him a third time. A jury convicted Harris of first-degree murder. She claimed she was only trying to damage Gail’s SUV. Shots of Harris’s private investigators helped her put them away. In November 2018, Texas released Harris on parole.
7. The Smell of Death
“Es war der Geruch der Zersetzung… den Geruch des Todes.”, erinnert sich Chief Deputy Marty Patterson. Am 6. September 2014 verhaftete die Polizei Timothy Jones Jr. an einem DUI-Kontrollpunkt im Smith County, Mississippi. In seiner Escalade entdeckten sie einen Eimer mit Chemikalien, Maden, Blut und Kinderkleidung.
Drei Tage später gestand der 37-jährige Software-Ingenieur, seine fünf Kinder ermordet zu haben. Nach Angaben des Mörders verursachte die Entdeckung, dass seine Frau eine Affäre mit einem 19-jährigen Jungen hatte, einen Zusammenbruch. Jones schlug ein Kind zu Tode, bevor er die anderen erwürgte und in Plastik wickelte. Er fuhr eine Woche lang mit ihren Leichen herum, bevor er sie auf einem Hügel in der Nähe von Camden, Alabama, begrub.
Jones bekannte sich wegen Wahnsinns nicht schuldig. Die Verteidigung behauptete, Jones’ Schizophrenie verzwicke mit Drogenkonsum und einer bröckelnden Ehe. Erst am 13. Juli 2019 brauchten die Geschworenen weniger als zwei Stunden, um Jones zum Tode zu verurteilen.
6. A Woman Scorned
“I hope your mother likes to burn alive,” wrote a Michigan woman before setting a fire that killed her friend’s mother and two nephews. Lansing police arrested and charged Abbieana Williams, 21, with three counts of first-degree murder and arson. Williams is said to have set the deadly fire because she thought her boyfriend was cheating on her. Melissa Western, 53, and her two grandchildren, Aston Griffin, 8, and Jesse Klein, 4, perished in the flames.
Surveillance footage captures the sound of the glass shattering in Western’s house at around 23:24 on September 3. Over the next 15 minutes, a woman is seen walking down the street in front of the house. Neighbors report that a woman, later identified as Williams, asked for a cigarette lighter. Four minutes later, the house was on fire. Initially, investigators believed that the deadly fire was accidental before receiving a tip about Williams, who allegedly told friends about the plan.
5. Crossdressing Cuckold
In November 2019 a Londoner received a minimum sentence of 17 years for beating his fiancée to death with a pull-up bar while taking a shower. Roderick Deakin-White, 38, discovered Amy Parsons, 35, was having an affair with a colleague, James Saunders. On the night of the April attack, Parsons told Deakin-White that she would spend the evening with Saunders. “In an attempt to elicit sympathy, he told her that he would commit suicide, to which she replied, ‘I wouldn’t even come to your funeral,’ testified Dr. Tim Green, who conducted medical evaluations of Deakin-White. He lost it and hit her with the bar.” 
Parsons confessed to friends that she was fed up with Deakin-White’s cross-dressing and gave him an ultimatum. Deakin-White claimed that he had tried to cut the kink, but found the behavior very reassuring. Witness testimony revealed that Parsons told her fiancé that Saunders was “more of a man” than he was.
4. Testicle Squeezing
In November 2019, a Nigerian woman killed her cheating husband by crushing his testicles. The incident occurred in the Ukhiri Community, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area, Edo State. A heated argument ensued when the woman, known only as Ekhator, accused her husband of infidelity. The husband is said to have beaten Ekhator, which caused her to cling to his garbage. The husband was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Ekhator blamed her deeds for possession by the devil.
This is not the first case of death by “manhandling”. In 2017 an Indian woman killed her father-in-law by pressing her testicles into her hand. According to the Hindustan Times, Gau Kerketta tried to intervene in a boozy blowup over a cockfight between his son and his wife, Anima Kharia. Kharia grabbed the old man’s unit and refused to let go. “The man died on the spot,” noted police officer Ashok Kumar.
3. A Message In Blood
“I will come again, the end is here” was the bloodstained message with a pentagram over the body of a mother of three.
In July the Newark police arrived at Kayla Kemmering’s residence for a social checkup. Inside, they discovered the body of the 24-year-old mother. Kemmering’s sister informed the authorities when she received a text from Christian Micah Young, 24. He claimed that he had killed Kayla and did not want her three young children to witness the blood.
Newark police used GPS data from Young’s phone to apprehend him at a rest stop in Hocking County. In an interview with detectives, Young admitted killing Kayla and sexually abusing her body. The New Jersey state attorney’s office has charged Young with aggravated murder, rape, and abuse of a corpse. In an e-mail to Newark Advocate, Kemmering’s sister Destiny insists that Kayla Young did not cheat despite his accusations.
2. Davone’s Double Whammy
A man from Pennsylvania confessed to having killed both mothers of his children “because of his belief in infidelity. On July 5, police discovered the body of Sydney Parmelee, 23, shot in the head. The 25-year-old Anderson initially claimed to have been smoking when he heard the shot. “There is no evidence that Parmelee wanted to commit suicide,” reported Detective Thomas Dolan. The gunpowder burns from a self-inflicted gunshot were also missing.
On July 30, Kaylee Lyons, 23, was found in the same house, also shot in the head. Anderson and Parmelee had two children together. Anderson and Lyons had a 14-year-old son, and she was six weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
“I killed Sydney,” Anderson finally confessed. “I killed Kaylee, too,” Anderson revealed that he killed Parmelee because he had betrayed him, and then killed Lyons because she could make him the police.
1. Horrific Homecoming
In March, a man from Florida killed his girlfriend and her lover after he was released from prison for manslaughter. After Kenyatta Bellamy spent a year in Osceola County jail for DUI manslaughter, she discovered that his girlfriend had taken her lover to her house in Davenport.
“He used a hammer and knife to kill the victims,” reported the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Three days after his release, Bellamy discovered her having sex with him, so he ‘lost’ it. After Bellamy sent his girlfriend and her lover, she set fire to the bedroom. The resulting 911 call changed the authorities to the homicide.
Bellamy has a long rap sheet with arrests for armed robbery, assault, possession, and sale of marijuana, mercenaries, and weapons charges. He is now facing two first-degree murder charges, an attempted felony murder charge, an arson charge, and evidence tampering charge.