MONROEVILLE, Pa. – Demi Cuccia, 16, experienced some bad luck at an early age by picking a goddamn psycho, John Mullarkey Jr., 18, as a boyfriend. Experiencing an on again, off again relationship, friends described the couples situation as “delicate” with John being the extremely jealous type. Cuccia’s mother had forbade her from seeing John, but while she was out Wednesday, John made a housecall. Neighbors heard screaming and yelling so they went to investigate. That’s when Cuccia staggered out of her home bleeding from her chest and exclaiming that John had stabbed her. John then walked outside and proceeded to slit his own throat. Cuccia died from her injuries, one day after her birthday, and John remains in critical condition, though police described his prognosis as poor.
- Those close to Cuccia described the relationship with her boyfriend as volatile.
- “I talked to Demi plenty of times, she was sitting in my living room; I begged her to get away from him.“
- “He was always crazy. He was always threatening he was going to hurt her“
- “I never thought he’d do it, but their relationship wasn’t the greatest.“
- “He was very jealous of her, like, she wasn’t allowed to do anything, and she’d come down here, and she’d have to lie to him and say she’s upstairs in her room. And he would always yell at her and stuff and didn’t want her to have friends at all.“
Update – 9/12/08 - I got an angry email from some family member’s of Demi’s. They thought I was making light of this girl’s death. This was because, IMO, the title was originally “Another Dead White Cheerleader”. For longtimers, you will remember we had a handful of cases of cheerleaders being murdered or being involved with crime related news. That is what the title was in reference to.
Now, a year later…well, it did seem a bit tasteless…even for our standards. I have updated the title, the picture, and added a Youtube tribute video I found. This is not to appease anyone, as much as it is to make this older article more in line with our recent ones. No disrespect was intended in regards to Demi. The article was originally intended to point out the tragedy itself, as well as open up discussion on the fact that a lot of this couple’s circle of friends new about his behavior. It was to be a wake up call for anyone who may have been reading and maybe know someone in a similar situation.
John, however, can still go suck a bag of dicks. At one point, the defense is that acne medicine is what made him do this. I am not sure if that is what the delay is for.
We post stories pretty much every day, 365 days a year. Because of this there is an unfortunate side-effect of stories falling through the cracks. This is one in which we never posted an update and the story drifted far from our radar. But for those who are interested and who may not have read what the outcome of John Mullarkey’s trial was, he was convicted of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. The jury did not by the defense’s claim of Accutane being a factor in him stabbing Demi to death.Tags: Domestic Violence, Murder, Stabbing, Suicide