There may be one more reason to staying in shape and keep working out and that is to avoid killing anyone you sit on. That’s right, a woman out of Cleavland actually killed her boyfriend by siting on him. The fact that she was over 350 pounds to his mere 120 pounds should explain just how such an atrocity (albeit one a bit darkly humorous) could have occurred. Apparently the couple had had a tumultuous relationship as there was domestic abuse in the past, yet nothing could have prepared them for this sudden turn of events.
Sadly, Mia Landingham and the deceased Mikal Middleston-Bey have three children together and further the family of the squelched man are in mourning with his step mother exclaiming to the woman who plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter, “I just want to let you know how much yo have hurt us by taking Mikal away from us.”
Mia Landingham was thus sentenced to probation for three years and community service for 100 hours. Yet for killing someone that seems a bit light, “So basically you can say that I can go sit on somebody and get probation?” asked one of Mikal’s sisters, “I feel there wasn’t no justice.”
Landingham did express her regret, “I just want to say that I am sincerely sorry about this situation. I wish I could take it back.” Although one is left to wonder if this will encourage her to adopt healthier habits and lose some weight. Should she have been logging a few more hours at the gym or on the bike all of this could have been avoided. Sadly, while there are no doubt plenty of Jenny Craig and Slim Fast jokes running rampant, the fact is that one woman’s excessive body fat lead to the death of a man.
Caitlin Chock is a freelance writer with a passion for all things fitness. She is a bit partial to long distance running after being hooked in 7th grade she competed for her school teams in both Cross-Country and Track and then moved to Portland to pursue a career with Nike. While things may not have worked out just as she had planned in terms of the track, along the way she has picked up insight and learned from experts in the health and field industry. She now continues to run for the sheer joy it brings her and turned to another passion, writing, to help inspire others to achieve their own goals.
She contributes to multiple online websites and blogs while currently working on a novel and artwork on the side. You can visit her Fitness Stop blog that she maintains as well as her writing and artistic blog, Cait’s Write. You can also follow her on twitter at: http://twitter.com/caitlinchock