Guy Fatally Stabbed Over Chess: Cops

Boarder admits to killing landlord over game

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 13, 2014 1:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Chess is, apparently, serious business for some people—deadly serious. Police in Ireland believe a man who was found stabbed to death at his home early yesterday was murdered after a disagreement regarding a chess move during a late-night game, Sky News reports. Thomas O'Gorman, a 39-year-old researcher and former journalist, was found with dozens of stab wounds, and a 34-year-old Italian man was arrested at the scene.

Suspect Saverio Bellante, who was the one to call police, was a boarder living with O'Gorman, and police say he's confessed to the murder. A police source describes the killing as "bizarre," and the Independent's details seem to support that: Part of O'Gorman's lung was reportedly missing, and Bellante apparently told police he cut open his landlord's chest in an attempt to eat his heart (which remained intact). Bellante, who worked at a pharmaceutical company, has been charged with the murder.

  (Shutterstock)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
14%
4%
14%
3%
51%
14%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   CollegeHumor   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!