Meet Torrie Lynn Emery, 23, of Pontiac Michigan. This lovely young woman posed for the mugshot above after she was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, assault and child abuse stemming from an incident that started on her facebook page!
Remember when that woman was killed after her future ex-husband noticed she’d changed her facebook relationship status to “single?
There are many tales of relationships crumbling over the pressures of Facebook friends spilling secrets to the world via their wall postings. Teachers have been caught up in classroom fistfights and NFL football stars have been suspended from playing over domestic altercations stemming from Facebook…. well, here’s another one.
According to reports, Emery reportedly had beef with Danielle Booth, 20, that began with Facebook postings about a jailed man they both know.
Last Thursday, Booth went to Pontiac police to report that Emery had threatened her at her home after they exchanged words on the Facebook social network.
A few hours after Booth filed her report, Emery spotted her at a local McDonald’s restaurant where she was eating with a friend, Ayesha Abernathy, 21.
As they left the restaurant, Emery chased the car carrying Booth, which was driven by Ayesha and rammed them several times with her vehicle.
Abernathy, in an attempt to evade Emery, traveled at a high rate of speed and ran a red light, hitting a small dump truck broadside. Abernathy was killed in the crash, and Booth was listed in critical condition at a local hospital.
Emery is being charged with child abuse because her 3-year-old daughter was in the vehicle with her during the incident. There was also a male and a female passenger in her car but those two people have not been arrested, and police said they will not face charges.
Emery was arraigned on Friday and immediately following the court appearance, Emery’s friends and family gathered outside and attempted to console her mother, Tracy Emery.
“She wasn’t trying to kill anybody,” Tracy Emery screamed while sitting in front of the courthouse. “Please have mercy on her, Lord.”
“I’m not asking that she don’t pay for her mistakes,” Tracy Emery said. “She made a mistake, but her intentions were not to kill nobody. Her intentions were to fight.
I really don’t think she would do that with her baby in the car. She had to not be thinking, because she’s not that type of person. Torrie, we love you, everyone loves you, and we’re here for you.”
Everybody just ain’t ready to be involved in social networking. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…. keep your business to yourself. It’s the only way your relationship is gonna survive in this age of new media and social networking.