On the 25th of July 2006, Thomas Rowley waited in the dark with a knife in his hand. As his former girlfriend stepped out the back door of her mother’s house he struck. He stabbed 26 year old Shanon Perry six times in the face and chest, nearly killing her.
Perry deteriorated rapidly until she was near death in the emergency room. She was rushed into surgery to remove a blood clot that was pushing against her brain. Dr Margarent Wacker, a neurosurgeon, said that one of the stab wounds penetrated the right side of her skull and entering her brain, slicing into an artery on the way.
Rowley was arrested the following day and has been charged with her attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, stalking, burglary and false imprisonment.
What could drive a man to attack his former lover in that manner? Rowley had felt rejected when Perry dumped him. Having paid for her to have breast implants he started to think she had used him to get them, then tossed him aside. He started to obsess on this matter until one night he decided to get them back (possibly thinking he could sell them as novelty beanbags), saying to his roommate “I’m gonna cut ’em out and get ’em back”. Perry claims that she paid half the price for the implants herself.
Anyone here going through a break-up at the moment?