A triple murder is being linked to that most troublesome of all Facebook features: The relationship status bar. A 23-year-old man reportedly gunned down his estranged wife, her new boyfriend, and then himself after the new man changed his profile status to \”In a Relationship\” and gushed, \”She\’s beautiful!\” about the man\’s wife.
China Barber and Robert Sprinkle had been together since high school. While still in their early 20s, they got married last year. But within six months, they were separated. At some point, China began seeing Robert\’s friend, Gus Bennett.
On December, 10, Gus changed his Facebook status to \”In a Relationship\” and wrote, \”Her name is China and she is beautiful.\” His friends began congratulating him, writing things like, \”Congrats, bro, Facebook official!\”