Any news story involving a murder is sad, but this is just horrific and grotesque: The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that Chad Gurney, a former lacrosse player at Liberty University, has been arrested and charged with murdering 18-year-old Zoe Sarnacki. According to her sister Kristin Kosnow, Gurney choked Sarnacki to death, cut off her head with a Samurai sword, and then tried to hide the murder by setting fire to his apartment.
Usually in these cases, people talk about how the accused seemed like a “really nice person” who was “quiet and kept to himself.” Not so here. One person told the SUN JOURNAL that Gurney was “undisciplined and suffering from a bad attitude” as an athlete. Another person said that people often cringed when Gurney arrived at parties. In addition, he may have had a thing for teenaged girls: