Can we talk about this, this 18-year old girl that was brutally murdered in her Shadyside apartment last week? A girl who I happen to share a birthday with.
Great. I’ve got a Dunkin Donuts coffee (XL) and half of an M&M cookie (not healthy, but it will get me through the morning). What are you having?
Take a seat.
On her myspace.com blog, Ms. Maas described herself as an agnostic Gemini studying hotel/restaurant management. In her most recent blog entry, dated May 11, she wrote about what she referred to as her “misunderstood” reputation for being a gold digger.
“I do love money,” she wrote. “I would never date a guy that didn’t have money. But I don’t fall in love for money.
“I don’t want a spineless rich guy who dishes out cash and credit cards for my satisfaction … but if I’m going to get into something serious, ya money helps.”
Why did you put that in there? What does that have to do with her brutal murder at the hands of her insane neighbor? Why did you put that particular part in there? What about the part where she wrote:
I make money, and I don’t want to be with someone who is leeching off me. I don’t leech. If longterm is a possibility, they may want marriage, kids, house, etc., and I don’t, exactly. So if they want that with me, then basically they are building and better be contributing to that life. I’m not in this alone, so if they are with me, they should help. . . That’s not golddigging!!!!”
This angered me a bit because here’s a girl, all of 18-years-old, trying to make something of her life, and like other 18-year-olds has a MySpace page where she’ll admit to well, BEING AN 18-YEAR-OLD who shockingly is not a perfect angel.
Here’s my problem. This isn’t Joe Hardy’s next conquest who happened to take to her MySpace to defend her reputation as a golddigger. That would be newsworthy and worth printing.
Ms. Maas wasn’t killed in a drug sale gone bad. She isn’t a lifetime criminal whose violent past finally caught up with her. This is an innocent student, someone’s child, and she died. She was violently murdered. She opened her door to her neighbor and he stabbed her over and over again with scissors, regardless of her attempts to save herself with a steak knife, and then he sat down on her couch and he coldly watched her die.
He sat on Ms. Maas’ couch while she choked on her blood.
He sat on her couch and he watched her die. Okay? She didn’t deserve that. What she deserves is for every single good thing about her to be remembered, because I don’t care if she dug gold like Captain Jack Sparrow. She didn’t deserve to die and she didn’t deserve for the PG to honor her memory by mining out a low-point in her MySpace profile.
I still love you though.