Woman sues Match.com after brutal butcher knife attack
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A Nevada woman is suing Match.com for nearly $10 million dollars after being brutally stabbed and beaten by a man she met on the popular dating site.
KVVU-TV reported that Mary Kay Beckman, 50, and Wade Ridley, 53, were introduced to one another via Match.com in Sept. of 2010. The pair reportedly dated for just eight days before Beckman called off their relationship.
Ridley reportedly broke into Beckman’s garage four months later, attacked the mother of two and stabbed her repeatedly with a butcher’s knife. She also reportedly stomped on her head and neck.
“When the police arrested him, he said he wasn’t there to hurt me. He was there to kill me,” Beckman told KVVU-TV. “His intent was to kill me that night.”
Ridley admitted to police to killing 62-year-old Anne Simenson, an Arizona woman he’d also met on Match.com, in early 2011.
Simerson was stabbed repeatedly with a butcher’s knife and machete at her home.
Ridley committed suicide in prison before he could be tried in either of his alleged attacks.
Full story: KVVU-TV.