There's a reason we shouldn't be talking about religion and politics in polite company. It stirs passions and strong emotions. For one Michigan woman, those emotions and a slow cooker ended the argument with the murder of her best friend.
The Detroit News reports:
A Detroit woman was ordered Thursday to stand trial in the killing of her friend beaten with a slow cooker after the two argued about politics.
Tewana Sullivan, 50, who is charged with murder, cried at her preliminary hearing as she heard graphic details about the fatal Oct. 22 assault on Cheryl Livy, 66, with a kitchen appliance.
Oakland County Medical Examiner Dr. Ljubisa Dragovic testified before Livonia District Judge Sean Kavanagh that Livy died of blunt force injuries to her head, face and mid-back.
Livy also had defensive injuries to the back of her hands where it appears she tried to protect herself, Dragovic testified.
Livy was discovered barely breathing with the cord of the "busted" slow cooker around her neck in her apartment around 10:45 p.m. at the McNamara Towers senior housing complex in the 19300 block of Purlingbrook, officer Thomas Blauvelt testified.
Blauvelt said he found "blood all over the walls, all over the floor, all over the victim."
"The Crockpot is busted over her head with the cord around her throat. She was barely breathing," he said.
According to Sullivan's defense attorney, the argument was specifically about presidential politics and concerned "whatever the controversy was between Democrats and Republicans."
Toxic topics should be avoided among friends.
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