In a news item sadly low on the details, despite the headline being its own nine-word story, the Wall Street Journal reports that a 41-year-old Bronx man named Flavio Godoy argued with his 35-year-old wife, Erlendy Flores, on Sunday. Flores then spent the night at her sister’s apartment. Normal, coupley stuff, right? Hey, everybody argues.
The next day, Flores returned to the apartment with her brother, who waited outside, to gather her things. Not a great sign, but, again, fairly typical in the realm of fighting couples.
Things got particularly bizarre (and macabre), however, when Godoy took advantage of the key moment while Flores was bent over packing to inject her in the butt with some sort of poisonous liquid. He “drank some himself and later died.”
Flores is now in a coma in critical condition, and the state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating the liquid. (Cyanide is suspected.)
Jesus. There’s got to be an easier way to end a relationship.