Man Murders Teen For Rejecting Marriage Proposal

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Christopher Tucker doesn't take rejection very well.

Tucker, a 34-year-old Pennsylvania man, has been charged with murdering 19-year-old Tara Serino for turning down his marriage proposal, the Daily Mail reports.

He allegedly broke her neck and gouged out her eyes on Halloween, then fled to Illinois.

According to Illinois state police, he was arrested at a truck stop there on charges of murder and criminal homicide.

Following his arrest, Tucker allegedly confessed to the neck-breaking and eye-gouging, and also admitted to beating her with a hatchet and a 25-pound weight plate.

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According to police, after rejecting Tucker's marriage proposal, Serino informed him that she was having sex with other men, and made an offhand comment that he should "just kill her."

Tucker appears to have taken this comment too literally.

After capturing him at the truck stop, authorities took him to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

He had been arrested only days earlier on DUI and drug possession charges in Pennsylvania, and was released from jail after posting bail on Oct. 27. His criminal record also includes two other DUI arrests.

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He will be extradited back to Pennsylvania to face murder charges.

Serino graduated from high school in 2015 and had an interest in nature photography, according to her obituary, which describes her as "generous, artistic and open-minded, [with] a positive outlook on life."

A Cosmopolitan headline headline reads: "New data shows an insane number of women have turned down marriage proposals."

Cosmo was referring to recent poll of British women, conducted by the travel research firm SuperBreak, in the piece.

The survey found that nearly 1 in 4 women have turned down a marriage proposal. The total number of rejected proposals is likely a reflection of the fact that 12 percent of women have been proposed to three times or more.

The most common specific reason women gave for turning down a proposal is because they thought the man wasn't "The One." 

In summary, a spokesperson for SuperBreak said, as reported by Cosmo: "It seems many women will turn down a proposal simply because it wasn't done in the way they were hoping. So if you are planning to propose, make sure you have an idea of what your partner would like and hopefully you will be celebrating hearing 'yes.'"

To which Cosmo sarcastically responded: "So women want to get proposed to by someone who is The One, who is also is serious about marrying them, and took the time to propose in a personal way? You don't say."

In Serino's case, Tucker cleary wasn't The One. 

Sources: Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Champaign County Sheriff's Office via New York Daily News, The Sun

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