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This is the first time, though, that I have heard of murder (premeditated, with malicious intent and all of that) being resorted to as a result of one being un-friended. Granted, it was the father who purportedly committed the crime. But this reminds me of a shotgun wedding gone wrong. Imagine a jealous father who comes out with a shotgun and forces a suitor to marry his daughter when the latter gets pregnant out of wedlock. Only this time, the father brings out his shotgun because the suitor deleted his daughter from his friends. Or won't accept to change their relationship status to "in a relationship." Or even just "it's complicated."
I don't know if there are any psychological imbalances present in the father and the daughter in this instance. But I do believe that Facebook has embedded itself so much into our culture that this is a real possibility. I guess the lesson to be learned is, don't un-friend people. Just make sure they only see a limited part of your profile.
Daniel Luis Convocar