PROMO from OXYGEN’s Website: Each year, approximately 16,000 people are murdered in the United States. 7% of the killers are female.*
Who are these women and what drives them to kill? Oxygen’s hit true crime series, Snapped, in its 7th season, profiles the fascinating cases of women accused of murder. Did they really do it? And, if they did, why? Whether the motivation was revenge against a cheating husband, the promise of a hefty insurance payoff, or putting an end to years of abuse, the reasons are as varied as the women themselves. From socialites to secretaries, female killers share one thing in common: at some point, they all snapped.


I confess:  I love Snapped – The TV Show on Oxygen. 

It is fascinating viewing.  Dave has asked me if he should be worried. 

Here is a tip:

I have learned a thing or two from watching Snapped.  {1} Like, you know, don’t try to make the house look ransacked as if  a burglary has taken place if you’re going to shoot your husband while he is sleeping.  If you empty pill bottles into the sink and open every cupboard door, the smart detectives are going to be all over you like ugly on a monkey.

{2} And don’t ask the young minority kid who is friends with your teen-age daughter or cleans your pool or works for your husband to get you a gun or help you find some one to snuff your man.  Because he is just a kid.  He will turn on you like a pack of dogs during interrogation.  Don’t ruin his life too, man-killer.

{3} But the main thing I have learned is: don’t commit such a heinous crime and then call 911 crying.  That tape will be played back and analyzed and taken apart.  And you cannot pull that off.  You just can’t.  Everybody can tell there is some delirium going on and you’re practically giggling with the “crying”.  My advice would be to let some one else find the body and call in.  You can spend the time waiting by beating yourself up with a wooden spoon in an attempt to cause bruising so you can look like a victim, too,  and trying to make it look like you were duct-taped to the garage door by the “real killers” or something. It’s your only hope.  Don’t make the call.

{disclaimer} BTW ~ I AM JUST KIDDING.  Don’t kill anyone and PLEASE DO NOT use my tips.

Actually these stories are tragic.  Some say most of these women were trying to protect themselves from lives of abuse and that is sad.  That actually does happen and the pain of that has to be excruciating beyond belief.

But I am just shocked at how many women are killing, devising plans and schemes over impending divorce or custody or business disputes or just to collect insurance money and actually following through.  Oxygen can play whole, day-long marathons of these shows.  And it is my dream to spend one day of my life doing nothing but watching Snapped.  Yeah.  That’s right.  Because that’s entertainment! (???)

4 thoughts on “Snapped

  1. this is scary . you seem to have got into the female killers mind too well!!!! hope your hubby keeps a close eye on you [lol]. great blog

  2. Ah- sister of mine…I was going to answer the email but I see, I needn’t bother now! :0) You’ll be fine here…those who matter will get it.

  3. Don’t worry, I sleep in peace…
    I blame it all on that J.Lo movie, Enough!
    Or maybe is was Jeanie watching all those Billy Jack movies growing up…
    …go ahead and hate your brother, go ahead and cheat a friend, do it in the name of Heaven, you can justify it in the end, there won’t be any trumpets blowing, come the judgement day, on the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away…”
    Come to think about it, that sounds like the theme song to… snapped???

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