It’s so disquieting whenever our Daily WTFÂ stories are about actual people. Like, we can laugh at a Facebook shower curtain or fast food companies possibly using aborted fetuses in their meals… But then you get a story like this, which is way twisted.
Two patients at a mental hospital in Sweden — both having chosen indefinite counseling over life sentences in jail — have fallen in love. Isakin JonssonÂ beheaded his former lover, ate her body parts, and boasted about it online. Michelle GustafssonÂ stabbed a guy, drank his blood, and took photos of her looking like a TwilightÂ extra before she was arrested.
The two met through the hospital, and got engaged in December 2011. They seem to think that they have some chance of getting out of the hospital and living normally. There’s something horribly ironic about how a hopeful Gustafsson posted this description of their dream life: “We want to live together at some point, have dogs and pursue our hobbies: piercing and tattoos.” This from the woman who posed with a power saw and the caption I want to cut the throats of people on the subway.
“I want to live a non-criminal life,” Jonsson says. Except that it was their off-the-wall, gruesome crimes that led to them meeting in the first place. Anyway, it’s believed that both are so “sick” — the article doesn’t specify if it’s mentally or that they seem to need human flesh and blood to live, and aren’t getting any of that — that they’ll die in captivity before long.
Well, better that they be with one another, acknowledging and probably appreciating each other’s dark impulses, than to get paired up with two more unfortunate victims who have no idea of how sick they are.