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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Black Cat In The Real World

Police in Maryland arrested Robert Jarrett last week, who they say killed his wife and hid her body beneath the shed in his backyard for 21 years.

In 1991, a man named Robert Jarrett in Maryland killed and buried his wife's body in the backyard and she was presumed missing for twenty one years until  police discovered her remains buried beneath an outdoor shed at their suburban home. Christine Jarrett disappeared on January 3, 1991 while her husband told police that she walked on him and their two children. After Roberts split from his estranged second wife, he moved out and police asked his now newly divorced ex-wife, for permission of a full search of the property. That is when they discovered Christine Jarrett's remains buried beneath the floorboards of the backyard shed. In 1996, the police took the case to court and Christine Jarrett was officially pronounced dead five years later after the discovery of her remains. Robert Jarrett claimed to have "fallen asleep" in the basement, and when he woke up, his wife was missing.

In Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat" the main character was not even trying to kill his wife. His anger was felt towards the cat he once loved, but came to resent. The cat got in the way of the main characters angry swing, and he ended up killing his wife. The only difference between the two stories is where the wives were buried and how the wives bodies were found,

This report is similar to the story of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat" because in this story, the main character buries his wife inside their house. Although Robert claims to not have known how his wife disappeared and was murdered, the similarity lies in the fact that they both buried their wives within the area of their houses.

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