The young couple's respective Facebook pages laid out the dish. When life was sweet and rolling, 20-year-old Joie Lordi posted cheesy song lyrics from The Offspring and pictures of the infant boy whom she shared with her on-again, off-again fiancee Keith Wolfrey...
"My heart's about to break for the final time," she wrote in May, only to follow it up the next day with: "Top two things I hate today 1. Men 2. Men who lie."
As for her beau, the 23-year-old Wolfrey also liked to keep the world electronically abreast. But his Facebook postings -- with the love of spring in full-time bloom -- seemed to have a constant, dark theme: doom.
After Lordi had changed her online relationship from "engaged" to "single," Wolfrey retorted by writing, "Fool! You have jusy [sic] ensured the doom of this world. You cannot even begin to imagine what you set in motion this day."
He would follow-up that declaration up with the posting: "If you are in love you are better off dead."
Last weekend with the couple's courtship officially in full deterioration mode, Wolfrey was moving out of their home in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. An argument broke out between Lordi and Wolfrey over a house key late Saturday night.
With the infant asleep in his bedroom, the spat between his parents turned violent. Wolfrey would later tell police he remembered wrapping his hands around Lordi's neck before he blacked out.
According to police, Wolfrey strangled Lordi to death sometime between 10:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Sunday would just so happen to be the six-month anniversary of their little boy's birth.
Around half past four in the morning, Wolfrey rose and walked into the kitchen to discover Lordi's lifeless body, he claims. But instead of calling 911, he wrapped his ex-fiancee's face in duct tape, went to the computer to update his Facebook page, writing "anyone alive," and then crashed back in bed.
It was only later that morning -- after being woke up by the baby -- did Wolfrey summon police.
He was taken into custody for questioning. He told police he still didn't know what happened to Lordi because he went unconscious in the throes of their argument.
An autopsy on Lordi's body concluded she was murdered -- death by strangulation.
Wolfrey was arraigned late Sunday. He's been charged with first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. He's currently in being held without bond with his preliminary hearing slated for June 1.