La Presse's website reproduced a France-Presse article about a 282-lb German man who was condemned to 5 years in jail for killing his wife by sitting on her after they fought over her playing her favorite song on the computer. He apparently sat on her for 2 minutes and broke 18 ribs of hers, which caused her death a month later. She was about half his weight.

What really shocked me with this article is the image chosen (by La Presse or by France-Press? I don't know. Since Cyberpresse is the only French-speaking Web media outlet to have picked the story, who knows...). It shows the butt of a very fat man sitting on a folding chair -- the kind of pic that the media often use to decry the "obesity epidemic"... *sigh*