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A 23-year-old man known for his passion for weapons shot and killed his girlfriend with an assault rifle in Saint-Leonard, in the south of Switzerland, on Friday night.

Read the full article: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

Face shooting. Don't google that.

Dear The Local, we love you too. A thought for the victime, though. Lots of suffering before it comes to that extreem and now after it too (not talking about The Local any more, though).
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

A bit of a frivolous headline to be reporting the death of somebody's daughter, no?
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Old 07.11.2011, 18:11
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

Again, a DailyMailesque headline and a more than questionable choice of news by The Lolcat. In addition to what Mirfield said, this is not only old and of local and/or sensationalist interest only, but also of no specific interest to the expat community.
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Old 07.11.2011, 18:38
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

In addition it shows Nordic/Swedish bias in the way it describes "with an assault rifle", without clarifying it was with the standard issue Swiss Army rifle most Swiss keep at home, as if having an assault rifle was exceptional in Switzerland.

What I find worrisome in the story is that apparently he had already help up a McDonalds, and was allowed to keep his weapon.

Seems like a "I know you have a conviction, but you must still practice shooting every year as per the law".
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Old 07.11.2011, 18:39
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Face shooting. Don't google that.

Dear The Local, we love you too. A thought for the victime, though. Lots of suffering before it comes to that extreem and now after it too (not talking about The Local any more, though).
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Knowing The Local headlines i thought it 3 times before opening this thread


Sad news tho'
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

Oh brother, I thought I was just being paranoid, but I guess it's true, The Local really does have a webcam hidden in my lair.

What can I tell you? I did help her clean up afterwards though.....
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Oh brother, I thought I was just being paranoid, but I guess it's true, The Local really does have a webcam hidden in my lair.

What can I tell you? I did help her clean up afterwards though.....
Really? This is something you are joking about? Women are killed every year by their partners and are more likely to be hurt or killed by someone they know and trust than a stranger. Not joke-worthy.
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

What a brutal thread title
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Re: Swiss man shoots girlfriend in face

One one hand i understand the criticism of the post. Murder does happen in this country, and not all of it is reported here. A lot of suicides are also carried out by weapons

However, I do thing the nature of the murder is something to be reported. It does affect the expat community as domestic violence is not only prevalent in the swiss community, or the balkan community here, but even among the expats here. Thus I think its a fair topic to discuss
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