15 Gruesome Ways to Leave Your Lover in Arizona

Arias left her lover, um, dead in the shower...
Arias left her lover, um, dead in the shower...

There must be 50 ways to leave your lover, goes the old Paul Simon tune, but most of them do not involve murder, mayhem, and the occasional car bomb. Here are 15 that we do not recommend you imitate, performed in various violent ways over the years by Arizonans.  

15) Jodi Arias, June 4, 2008: Stabbed sex-partner Travis Alexander nearly 30 times while he was taking a shower. Also, slit his throat from ear to ear and shot him in the face

Burlew was just 16 when she offed her lover Jason Ash, 43.
Burlew was just 16 when she offed her lover Jason Ash, 43.
Courtesy MCSO/Tracey Woodside

14) Jessica Burlew, January 18, 2014: Strangled her 43-year-old male lover with an extension cord during kinky sex.

Dutiel, the dead 15 year-old who is suspected of shooting her girlfriend at Independence High, then herself.
Dutiel, the dead 15 year-old who is suspected of shooting her girlfriend at Independence High, then herself.

13) Dorothy Dutiel, February 12, 2016: Allegedly borrowed a gun from a male friend at Glendale's Independence High School, then on the Friday before Valentine's Day weekend shot her 15-year-old lesbian lover on campus, and afterward, herself.

Baxter drove his wife's SUV into Tempe Town Lake, wiping out his whole family.
Baxter drove his wife's SUV into Tempe Town Lake, wiping out his whole family.

12) Glenn Edward Baxter, October 17, 2015: Intentionally drove his wife's silver Nissan SUV into Tempe Town Lake, killing himself, his wife and their three children, ages 3, 2, and 1. 

Kenneth Dale Wakefield: If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out. And he did.
Kenneth Dale Wakefield: If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out. And he did.
MCSO

11) Kenneth Dale Wakefield, July 25, 2015: Allegedly cut off his wife's head, decapitated her two dogs, then chopped off his left arm and gouged out one of his eyes, all while naked and high on pot and Spice.

Ready, a neo-Nazi, took the coward's way out after murdering his girlfriend and three others.
Ready, a neo-Nazi, took the coward's way out after murdering his girlfriend and three others.
Stephen Lemons

10) J.T. Ready, May 2, 2012: Shot and killed his girlfriend and three others, including a baby girl, before emulating his hero Adolf Hitler by turning the gun on himself.

Valerie Pape, a former hairdresser originally from France, was released from Arizona prison January 25, 2016, according to ADC records.
Valerie Pape, a former hairdresser originally from France, was released from Arizona prison January 25, 2016, according to ADC records.
Arizona Department of Corrections

9) Valerie Pape, January 23, 2000: Shot her husband, dismembered his body, and tossed the headless, bagged torso into a trash bin behind a supermarket in Mesa.



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