Did Guns N' Roses lead to murder? Prosecutors believe that their song “Used to Love Her” fueled a man suspected of killing his girlfriend.
52-year-old Thomas Michael Wilhelm is on trial in Costa Mesa, four years after he allegedly shot his 45-year-old girlfriend, Christine Marie Murray. According to the OC Register, prosecutors believe that Wilhelm texted a friend that he was listening to the 1988 track before the crime. The song features lyrics like, “I used to love her/ But I had to kill her/ I had to put her/ Six feet under/ And I can still hear her complain.”
Prosecutors accuse Wilhelm of killing his girlfriend because she took over his sprinkler business. When police arrived, he tried to shoot himself but the gun misfired. The defense is claiming that Wilhelm suffered from mental health, emotional, and alcohol issues and that he “was not thinking clearly or rationally."
He is charged with first-degree murder and faces 50 years to life in prison.
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