Dangerous Beauties: 21st Century’s Delilah(s)

I remembered in my primary days, I had an uncle who had collection of Neil Sedaka’s songs in tapes, and with the old cassette player I repeatedly played the songs. Among the playlist, my favourite was “Run Samson Run” because of the beat and it was the story in the bible, and featured in my so loved cartoons ‘Flying House’ and ‘Superbook’.

The song’s chorus line is ‘Oh, run Samson run, Delilah’s on her way’.  But will you run Samson when Delilah has the angel’s face and a hot body that can really turn you on?  Will you really try to avoid her if you can’t escape her charms? Men…

The faces that launched a thousand ships but what do you know beyond what your eyes can see.

I’m very fond of watching Dateline and 48 Hours, and it is really astonishing to discover that there are beautiful women involved in few episodes of murder mysteries that brought melancholy and tragedies to so many people.

“She was a demon (was a demon)
A devil in disguise
He was taken (he was taken)
By the angel in her eyes” 

(“Run Samson Run” lyrics)

You think that you’re the luckiest guy in the world to have them.  You think that they’re so benevolent and innocent.  You think that they can’t fire a gun or handle a knife.  Well, think again after knowing them so well.

The Modern Delilah(s)

Jodi Ann Arias

Born in 1980 in Salinas, California, Jodi Arias made headlines when she was charged with murdering her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008. Alexander’s body was found in the shower of his Mesa, Arizona, apartment by friends on June 9, 2008, five days after he was brutally murdered—he had been shot in the head and stabbed 27 times, and his throat had been slit from ear to ear. Testimony in Arias’s trial began in January 2013. Four months later, after spending 18 days on the witness stand, Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder.  (http://www.biography.com)

Dateline episodes: “Along Came Jodi“; “Obsession: The Jodi Arias Story

48 Hours episodes: “Jodi Arias Documentary-(In her own words) 48 Hours“;  “Unraveling The Lies of Jodi Arias“; “Picture Perfect. The trial of Jodi Arias

Dalia Dippolito

 Calling her “pure evil,” Judge Jeff Colbath sentenced Dalia Dippolito to 20 years in prison for hiring a hitman to kill her husband, Michael Dippolito, just six months after they got married.

(http://abcnews.go.com by THOMAS BERMAN, RICHARD BRENNER and ASHLEY BRIDGES, June 17, 2011)

Dateline Episode: “The Ballad of Mike and Dalia Dippolito

Áurea Vázquez-Rijos

Adam Anhang Uster was leaving the Pink Skirt Nightclub/Dragonfly Club with his estranged wife, Áurea Vázquez-Rijos, from whom he was finalizing a divorce, and was knifed and beaten to death on the street.  Ms Vázquez-Rijos who had only been married to Mr Anhang for six months suffered minor injuries during the attack.  It was suspected at the time that Ms Vázquez-Rijos was involved in her estranged husband’s murder; the motive was that she stood to gain more financially from the death of her husband, to who she had only been married for six months, than from the divorce. It was suspected that she bankrolled her husband’s killer’s legal bills,  Jonathan Roman Rivera since she had been represented by the same attorney. She fled jurisdiction to Italy by 2008.  (http://en.wikipedia.org)

Dateline: “The Pink Skirt Murder


Tausha Fields

She was described as a seductress, a manipulator and a murderer.
In total, some seven former boyfriends and/or husbands testified or were mentioned during the murder trial with similar stories regarding Tausha Fields, a 34-year-old woman convicted of plotting her ex-husband’s murder.  (http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com, “Tausha Fields: Missouri Woman Sentenced to Life After Ex-Lovers Testify Against Her”, By Chad Garrison Wed., Aug. 18 2010 at 10:55 AM)

48 Hours: Temptation of Tausha Fields

jennifer shanbrom fletcher

Jennifer Shanbrom Fletcher

She is cunning – the black widow – deceitful, as she weaves her deadly web. Only the sharpest eye could spot the fault, the clue, the dangling thread. Though, if that thread were ever pulled, what a frightful unravelling might ensue…. (http://www.nbcnews.com, “The Black Widow”, correspondent Keith Morrison)

A San Fernando, California jury, after six days of deliberation, convicted a Chatsworth couple of murdering the woman’s former husband – a Los Angeles Unified School District police officer – for his insurance money, the District Attorney’s office announced.

Jennifer Fletcher, 34, and her 45-year-old husband, Matthew, each was convicted of first-degree murder with the special circumstances of lying in wait and financial gain, conspiracy to commit murder and insurance fraud, and four counts of insurance fraud. Matthew Fletcher additionally was convicted of one count of bigamy. (http://www.claimsjournal.com,  August 10, 2004)

Dateline on ID:  Along Came a Spider


I’m very fond of mysteries for they’re filled with question marks and make your mind works.  It is  surprising how every little detail really counts to put the pieces of the puzzle together.  As for my summer days, instead of spending it outside, I’m hooked in YouTube, watching the episodes of Dateline (NBC) and 48 Hours (CBS).  Above mentioned were the  episodes that really captured my attention for these involved deceiving women.

 To all men out there, they should be warned with their choice of women.  I hope my brothers, cousins and friends make their right choices with the women in their lives.  Sadly, there were few I know who were deceived and ended with another Delilah.

by Neil Sedaka “Run Samson Run”

4 thoughts on “Dangerous Beauties: 21st Century’s Delilah(s)

  1. The Flag Was Still There says:

    Jennifer Fisher(Fletcher) as I knew her was absolutely beautiful, and i am not one to use that term loosely. Beautiful smile, body, and personality when I worked with her at the mall. It is truly a shame what happened to her, something must have happened because she was dating the guy when I knew her and radiated nothing but love towards him the times i saw them together when he would walk through the store(work) with her as we both worked in the same dept. This is terrible what happened to her.

  2. Along came a spider says:

    What happened to Jennifer is her natural ‘beauty’ was revealed for all to see. Yes, she could have been in love with her victim at one time, but her true love was and always will be Jennifer herself, and what Jennifer wants, Jennifer gets.

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