Wade Ridley, Match.Com "Hunter" Who Killed Phoenix Woman, Apparently Commits Suicide In Nevada Joint

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Last year, former New Times news blogger James King wrote about Wade Ridley's arrest and subsequent confession to the February 2011 north Phoenix machete/butcher knife murder of his girlfriend, Anne Simenson.

Ridley was charged with first-degree murder in Maricopa County Superior Court, but the local case still was awaiting disposition as he sat in a Nevada prison after his conviction on another savage attack.

Last September, the 54-year-old was sentenced in Las Vegas to a term of 28-to-70 years for the attempted murder and armed robbery of an ex-girlfriend. That crime occurred one month before the brutal Phoenix killing.

Ridley confessed in the Nevada case to stabbing the ex-girlfriend with a knife until it broke, and then stomped on her head before fleeing.

Somehow, that woman survived. Sadly, Ms. Simenson in Phoenix did not.

Ridley told detectives that he had hooked up with his female victims through the dating website Match.com.

Well, the Phoenix homicide trial against Ridley isn't going to happen.

A spokesman for the Nevada Department of Corrections tells us that Mr. Ridley "apparently" committed suicide recently.

Public information officer Steve Suhe says, "The manner of death appears to be suicide. I have no further information or comment as the incident is currently under investigation."

Think of the savings to local taxpayers.

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shawna1558
shawna1558

I grew up with wade ridley what happened in his life to make him such a angry person

joe spicer

girltropical
girltropical

i am so glad to hear there is one less psychopath we are not paying to keep in jail getting bed bath and shelter.    

lets wish the others would all commit suicide and give the taxpayers a break huh? give them all rope to keep by their bed for their killer urge to return and let them kill themselves.  

PvtParts
PvtParts

It's down hill from Tucson to Pee-ho-nix..and it's obvious..

CarolynMarisa
CarolynMarisa

I don't believe in the death penalty, but this POS needed to be locked up in a HARD-TIME facility forever.....but of course, he took the coward's way out.

Triple-6 Gun Mane
Triple-6 Gun Mane

Regardless, that scum of the Earth deserved to die. Whether by the needle or from his own hands. It's one less burden off of the taxpayers and jail space.

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