A while back I posted a story about a crazy man I rented a room to who ended up killing his mother. I'd not been able to actually get any more details about the whole thing since then, nothing in the papers, no news on the topic, it was a bit of a non story as far as the media was concerned (though as I just found out, I was searching for stories too recent to find what I was looking for since this happened VERY soon after the events mentioned in that post. So he moved in around three years ago, killed his mum two years ago and the landlord told the story about six months ago at the most.
So there I am in the taxi this morning telling the tale when I get a bit of a surprise when the driver said he thought he might know who it was, I was skeptical since it sounded like the regular banter but I'd not mentioned any names at any point, even first names. So imagine my surprise when he asked me if the family name was bridgemont (which it was). He told me that he sort of knew the woman in question, she was a brothel madam who had been exposed by the papers a few years previously and a nicer woman you couldn't hope to meet. He'd driven her around many times and met her drinking in the pub more than once.
Fucked up... So he keeps vast amounts of porn, dresses like a gameshow host, makes "jokes" about rape, doesn't pay his rent, storms off leaving a room of porn behind him, scares the bejeesus out of the other tenants and then kills his mother who is a brothel madam. Shit... you'd expect that from a soap opera....
So anyway, it obviously happened for real and it wasn't just rumor and heresay (or at least the odds are much better now) and I just want to find an article about it now.