A Shocking Request

Larry McCoy and his girlfriend Magdalene Brown had reportedly been dating about 7 months when Larry McCoy has allegedly told police that he made a request of  Magdalene Brown on Sept. 14, 2006. A request that apparently shocked or angered her so badly that she slapped him.

He reportedly did not respond by leaving or calling police. From what he allegedly told police, he struck her back. He did not leave after that. Nor did he call police.

Instead police say that he put his hands around her throat and strangled her until she no longer moved. Reports indicate that Magdalene Brown had defensive wounds on her hands. According to the pathologist it would have taken a large amount of force to fracture her trachea bone. And it would have taken at least three minutes to cause death. If you have ever used a microwave, you know how long three minutes can be.

McCoy was arrested and charged with 1 st degree murder, against the objections of his defense attorney who believes that the charge should have been manslaughter as the death happened during the course of an argument. But the prosecutor is holding firm.

 Testing has been done that determined McCoy was competent to stand trial.

This is not McCoy’s first brush with the justice system. In 1989 he was reportedly convicted of 2 nd degree murder in the death of a live in girlfriend and was released from prison in 2001. Reportedly serving less than 15 yrs of a 40 year sentence.

McCoy is scheduled for arraignment on May 29.

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Slapping is considered abusive behavior. But in no way should it have resulted in this.

After being slapped McCoy had the options of trying to work it out, of walking out and cooling off, of calling police, or of leaving permanently. He chose not to do so. Instead he chose to escalate with lethal force.

Incidents of female to male violence happen. But unless the female catches the male unawares or uses a weapon generally there may be pschological trauma but there will be less physical injury. But with the male usually being stronger any retaliation can be fatal if the retaliation escalates.

If you are female and have engaged in what is called “common couples violence” with both the male and female being involved in minor violent incidents it is something to think about. It only takes oncee to take it beyond ‘minor.’

If you are a male and in such a relationship, do you really want to take the chance of the legal problems that may result. Or the problems associated with ‘if you go to far?’

If you are a couple and in a relationship engaged in “common couples violence” you need to consider- either of you can be charged with domestic violence, either of you can go to jail, and what happens to you if it goes too far? “He/She slapped me first” won’t get you out of a murder charge.

Both males and females can recognize in themselves behaviors that may be involved in violent episodes. And if you do recognize that tendency, it is best to request help before it becomes a legal problem or before someone is injured or killed. Not after.

What was the request that was so shocking? I admit, I have downplayed it. He asked to introduce a third party into the relationship. What consenting adults agree to do in their lives is up to them. As long as all parties consent. But no one should be forced, tricked or coerced to participate in any sexual act, practice or behavior they are not ok with. And no violent act should result with any refusal.



  1. Vidalia11 said,

    May 21, 2007 at 5:22 pm

    The guy has a history of extreme violence (i.e., murder!!). I’m sorry that some woman got involved with him and then made the mistake of slapping/humiliating a very primitive person who has no inhibitions against killing women. The guy is a monster, no doubt about it.

  2. Soobs said,

    May 21, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    “In 1989 he was reportedly convicted of 2 nd degree murder in the death of a live in girlfriend ”

    This says it all.

  3. Peach said,

    May 24, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I’m always amazed at the people who get involved with someone who has done time for murder, manslaughter, rape, etc. You read about it frequently. Recently there was an older man in LA who killed his 3rd spouse and the CNN shooter also had death and sex charges in his history. Yet, they are cons, they con people, have the night and day personalities.

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