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Gasoline and Fire Psychopathic Relationships and Last Minute Redemption

By Ox Drover

Most of us know that when you combine gasoline and fire there is not only a larger fire, but an explosive one. Our here in the boondocks we have occasion to burn brush piles or even trash sometimes and anyone except some pure idiot knows you never use gasoline as an accelerant for burning anything, you use diesel. Diesel fuel is more akin to what they call fuel oil up north and they fuel their household heaters with it.  It ignites slowly without a lot of vapor and burns steadily, not causing an explosion.

Gasoline on the other hand, starts to vaporize as soon as it is poured out and when you strike a match to it, that vapor cloud explodes into a huge fireball, engulfing anything in the area. As a nurse I have taken care of many patients who were unwise enough to use gasoline as an accelerant to start a fire. Many of those people received life threatening and extremely painful injuries; some patients died.

In a relationship where there are two people who are both personality disordered, there is always the potential for a lethal explosion caused when the one of the participants acts like the gasoline and vaporizes a cloud of toxic and very volatile gas, and the other personality-disordered of the pair strikes the match. The explosion may engulf one or both of the parties, like a murder-suicide, or it may involve the deaths of someone else outside of the couple when one of the couple uses the other to effect a murder-for-hire, a murder-for-love, or some other highly explosive situation.

One example of a situation where a male psychopath looked for and planned for a relationship with a female partner who was high enough  in psychopathic traits that she would go along with his plan to kill for money. This lethal combination came together in the relationship of Teresa Lewis and Matthew Shallenberger.

Teresa Lewis is scheduled to die in by lethal injection this coming Thursday in the first female execution in Virginia in many years.

Read: In Virginia, a woman on the verge of execution, on Time.com.

Shallenberger, who was given life without parole for being the trigger man, committed suicide after admitting the only reason he slept with Lewis was to get her to give him the money from the insurance obtained by killing her husband and step son. The other killer involved in the double murder also received life without parole for his part.

The judge who sentenced Lewis called her “evil’ and “the head of the serpent.” But like many psychopaths facing the prospect of death at the hands of the state, Teresa found not only Jesus, but a purpose in life, helping others.  (Tongue-in –cheek, I say.)  I am sure this is because of the redemptive power of our state correctional institutions on redeeming psychopaths. It does seem that many of them do find a semblance of redemption and remorse in the final hours before execution that is not afforded them when they are given only life sentences.

Teresa’s appeal for clemency was rejected. Read Virginia governor declines to stay woman’s execution on Time.com.



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  1. ErinBrock says:

    Chic….i’m off to bed…..
    Have a good night and get some sleep!
    Nighty night…..

    XXOO
    EB



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  2. geminigirl says:

    The story re the mobile phone,{sorry cell phone!] reminds me of a TV series fom Scotland we had some time back called “Hamish MacBeth”. In one episode, two crims killed a guy, and buried him than pretended to “help” the police look for the body.The police were searching this area covered with heather, when this mobile phone went off under the ground! The crims had forgotten to tak e it out of the dead mans pocket! So, they were caught red-handed!It was funny!
    Love, GemXX



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  3. geminigirl says:

    Oxy, Have just read your article, “Are we there yet?”, its Marvellous! Wonderful! Says it all! Well done!
    It reminds me of “A Pilgrims Progress,” By John Bunyan.{which he wrote in prison.}
    Wonderful visual imagery!Oxy, you are a genius at expressing what we are all going through at LF!
    Love.Mama GemXX



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  4. kim frederick says:

    Jack-asses and spath-asses, and test strips, oh my!



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  5. Ox Drover says:

    Well, EB, THANKS for the BOINKS–

    I’m going to town today to see the doc—I’ve got something going on and I’m not sure what it is, it is above my level of diagnostic ability so gonna go get it checked out. So may not be back til later this evening to see your answer to my thoughts, but here goes.

    I think what I am going to do for my buddy is to give him GAS ONLY installed IN THE VEHICLE (I can do that) so no cash….you are right about that….and I have 2 freezers full of food, so I can give him that, and if she rides in the car on the gas that’s okay, and if she eats the food (she’ll have to cook it at least) he will still be benefitted.

    DUH, don’t know why I didn’t thinnk of that myself. Thanks for the bogsmack I needed it.

    I really do think I need to talk to the law about getting some kind of back ground check on this witch though and I can do that UNofficially in a small county. I just don’t want her hurting him. and with that kind of person, who knows?



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  6. ErinBrock says:

    How far does an 97 year old man drive?

    Yep……..i’d certainly check into her. Can you also call an elder ‘social worker’?
    I guess….unless ya got something on her….well….we all know how that goes.

    You might be doing this as a ‘diversion’ to your ‘something’ going on medical deal…….Hmmmmmm

    I hope your health is taken care of and i’m glad your going in to see the Dr.
    WE MUST COME FIRST!

    Sending you my thoughts on good health!!!!!

    Work hard to not enable or be conned. Remember…..we can’t save the world!!!!

    XXOO
    EB



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  7. Ox Drover says:

    Dear EB,

    Yea, the guy is only 83 or so and except for lonely, his mind and emotions seem to be pretty good. He is financially in a HOLE. He and his wife mortgaged their paid for place gave the money to their white trash grandson to buy some cattle to make a living (he couldn’t get a regular job) and he lost that through mismanagement. so House and 40 acres went up and a neighbor bought it from bank. Let them live in the house (not much of a house) til they died. She died a couple of years ago.

    He has 2 worthless white trash kids I think both are PD, and he has worked hard all his life, helped all the neighbors, been there to help anyone out if he could. Just a nice man. My husband just loved him. Anyway, he’s lonely and living on 300$ a month, or trying to, without support from family and anything else.

    The only reason he has power is that he has a c-pap machine (like my darth vadar one) and electric company can’t cut it off because of that.

    I think I’ll run some food down there and visit a few minutes on the way to town. See what I can find out.



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  8. ErinBrock says:

    83….97….what’s the difference? 🙂

    It breaks my heart to see the elderly in this position.

    But…knowing the filth he CHOOSES to hang with……these are HIS choices.
    Poor choices got him where he is today.
    Just keep boundaries and BALANCE in your compassion for him.
    I know how easy it is to want to jump in and ‘fix’ him……
    And you know…..YOU CAN”T!

    Poor soul!



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