Ex-Lacrosse Player Held For Grisly Maine Murder

Any news story involving a murder is sad, but this is just horrific and grotesque: The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports that Chad Gurney, a former lacrosse player at Liberty University, has been arrested and charged with murdering 18-year-old Zoe Sarnacki. According to her sister Kristin Kosnow, Gurney choked Sarnacki to death, cut off her head with a Samurai sword, and then tried to hide the murder by setting fire to his apartment.

Zoe Sarnacki and Chad Gurney

Usually in these cases, people talk about how the accused seemed like a “really nice person” who was “quiet and kept to himself.” Not so here. One person told the SUN JOURNAL that Gurney was “undisciplined and suffering from a bad attitude” as an athlete. Another person said that people often cringed when Gurney arrived at parties. In addition, he may have had a thing for teenaged girls:

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