Woman Kills Boyfriend Whose Proposal Was April Fools Prank-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A New York woman has been charged with murder after she killed her boyfriend after his marriage proposal turned out to be an April Fool’s Day joke.
Widespread reports that a woman murdered her boyfriend for making her the butt of an April Fools Day joke started with a fake news website.
The story appeared on the website Not Allowed To under the headline, “Woman Arrested for Killing Boyfriend Who Fake Proposed (to) Her As an April Fools Prank.” The story begins:
NY – A young woman is facing murder charges after she allegedly killed her boyfriend for playing an April Fools prank on her.
A 24 year old woman ‘Lisa Estevez’, is facing first degree murder charges after she shot and killed 25 year-old boyfriend Ray Jordan, in the chest.
Reportedly Lisa shot Ray after an April fools prank had gone terribly wrong. Authorities say Ray, who had been dating Lisa for 3 years, apparently got on his knees and proposed to Lisa, only to them open the engagement ring box and reveal the words “April Fools” written inside with no engagement ring to be found. Lisa then immediately reached for Jordan’s firearm, which was laying on the living room couch and shot Jordan in the chest, killing him instantly.
Within days, the report had been shared more than 30,000 times on social media sites. The story also appeared on discussion boards and public forums, with many commenting questioning whether or not the report was true.
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