June 20, 2003


The case of the Brooklyn shoe killer has been closed:

A jury threw out manslaughter charges against a 220-pound woman alleged to have sat on her ex-lover's chest and clubbed him to death with her size 12 high-heeled shoe, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

The bizarre early morning fight in Brooklyn on June 7 made newspaper headlines, but a New York State Supreme Court grand jury decided on Monday that Anna Rhinehart, 40, acted in self-defense.

Rhinehart told police she fought Bonds in self-defense after he punched her in the mouth, knocking out her two front teeth. The struggle began when Bonds became angry after seeing Rhinehart at a restaurant with another man, police said.

Wonder how the rest of the date worked out.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 20, 2003 01:42 AM

I guess you could say it got booted out of court

Posted by: Random_Proser at June 20, 2003 at 02:36 AM

She's got a future as a roadie, possibly even the new World's Best Roadie.

"But the shopkeeper and his son were a different matter altogether. I had to beat them to death with their own shoes...."

Posted by: Brian J. at June 20, 2003 at 04:02 AM

This is exactly why you should never date a fat chick...

Posted by: Jeremy at June 20, 2003 at 05:45 AM