Nineteen-year-old Craig Ramsden left a simple message on his Facebook wall: "I'm twisted at home. My head's up my ****. I feel like killin some1 need to stay off the hard stuff ha ---- it it's Saturday ha."
Then he went out to a bar in Bolton, U.K., and stabbed 31-year-old Paul Gilligan to death.
On Wednesday, he was sentenced to at least 17 years in jail, the same number received last week by another Englishman, Edward Robinson, for murdering his wife after she changed her Facebook status to "single."
Although Ramsden's Facebook post was deleted some time after the stabbing of Mr. Gilligan, police found it by examining a laptop used by a witness who had visited Ramsden's Facebook page upon hearing about the stabbing.
The judge dismissed any idea that Ramsden had been provoked--he actually returned to the bar to commit the murder after some apparent "play fighting" with Mr. Gilligan earlier in the evening.
It's a little difficult to claim that you have been provoked when you "called" the murder before actually committing it.