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Published:February 6th, 2011 10:43 EST

Lady Murders Ex-Husband With Slab Of Butter

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A Sicilian couple thought they had the perfect weapon to get rid of her ex-husband -- a slab of butter which would melt after they asphyxiated him, the Corriere della Sera newspaper reported Saturday.


But a post-mortem found remains of the butter in the airways of Calogero Lo Cocco and the pair were unmasked, the paper said.


This news story illustrates the fact that too much butter is bad for you. If this article doesn`t make you substitute margarine for butter, nothing will.

I don`t see how remains of the butter found in the airways of the victim qualifies as proof of murder. The defense could argue, especially if the victim is a fat, that he had a penchant for sucking on slabs of butter.

Death by butter, what an undignified way to die. But at least Lo Cocco`s death will serve as a warning to the Italians that they should refrain from eating too much butter.

Lo Cooco met his untimely death when he returned to the marital home where his wife was living with her boyfriend. Another important lesson to be learned from this sad tale: You can`t go home again.

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