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Woman sues Match.com after she was attacked by suitor

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

A woman has sued Match.com after a man she met via the site attacked her.

Las Vegas native Mary Kay Beckman sued the site for $10 million for not revealing the perils of online dating, according to CBS Las Vegas.

From the site, Beckman met Wade Mitchell Ridley in 2010. She then ended their relationship after eight days. However, Ridley hid in a garage and stabbed her numerous times in Jan. 2011.

Ridley was arrested a month later for attempted murder. He was also charged with killing a woman in Phoenix, AZ. He took his own life while in prison in 2012.

"There were 10 stab wounds, eight on my physical body, two on my head, and when the knife broke, there was stomping on my head," Beckman said. "I shouldn't even be here today."

Beckman’s injures required surgery for her jaw and eyes. A portion of her skull was also replaced with an artificial piece.

“They don’t say one in five [Match.com users] are part of an attempted murder,” Beckman said, according to the Washington Times.

Spokespeople for the site expressed sorrow for Beckman’s ordeal but called the lawsuit ludicrous, citing that Ridley had no criminal record.

 
 

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