Man kills friend for “poking” his girlfriend on Facebook


Scott Humphrey became enraged that pal Richard Rovetto poked his girlfriend on Facebook. (Photo: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE)
Scott Humphrey became enraged that pal Richard Rovetto poked his girlfriend on Facebook. (Photo: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE)
Scott Humphrey became enraged that pal Richard Rovetto poked his girlfriend on Facebook.
(Photo: NOTTINGHAMSHIRE POLICE)

With all the craziness that goes on over social media, it’s no wonder why people have to ween themselves off of it every now and then just to retain the last bit of sanity that they have left.

We’ve all heard of social media causing relationship trouble, but this man put a whole new meaning to the word “jealousy.”

Scott Humphrey will be spending the next four years and four months of his life in jail for killing his friend because he “poked” his girlfriend on Facebook.

The 27-year-old Humphrey punched the 29-year-old victim, Richard Rovetto, to death in a cab on the way back from a boys night out.



Nottingham Crown Court heard that Humphrey, 27, angrily asked Mr Rovetto “If you’re such a good friend why did you poke my missus?”

The “poke” feature on Facebook is used as a way to get someone’s attention and can oftentimes be seen as a subtle way of flirting.

The taxi driver that witnessed the argument said “Scott Humphrey was accusing Richard Rovetto of contacting his girlfriend in the past and doing so via Facebook.” Rovetto admitted that he was unaware of Humphrey’s relationship with the woman.

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