Yeah.....hey. I think I'm in a bit of a shock.
I was looking up people on facebook, those people in my early twenties that I haven't seen in ages, and apparently the couple (they were dating) I used to live with for, oh, 5 years or so before I moved (used to date the woman of the pair) died.
Apparently S. killed her by accident two months ago and is being charged with homicide. One of the sad things is I can't say I'm surprised. P. tended towards irresponsible use of drugs no one should take and alcoholism, and so did he. Tox report said they both had alcohol and bath salts in their system. She also tended to be physically abusive - the catcher is, he wasn't. I saw a lot of him trying to keep her from hitting him but nothing in the realms of him hitting her, et cetera and so forth. From what I've gathered, she bit him and he was trying to get her to let go of his finger.
It didn't work out.
So, I'm visiting my parents for the holidays and I always see the dead wife's siblings (one of her brothers lives across the hall from my mother, and one of her sisters works with my mother - she had 9 siblings, so I know I'm going to run into several)
What the fuck do I do? How the hell do you give condolences in that kind of situation? "I'm sorry for your loss" doesn't seem to cut it. Maybe I'll get lucky and no one will bring it up, but s'doubtful.