Pennsylvania Man Snapped Girlfriend's Neck For Turning Down His Marriage Proposal

Christopher R. Tucker is accused of murdering a 19-year-old woman after she rejected his marriage proposal. Source Champaign County Sheriff's Office

Christopher R. Tucker is accused of murdering a 19-year-old woman after she rejected his marriage proposal. Source Champaign County Sheriff's Office

A man from Berks County, Pennsylvania snapped his girlfriend's neck and poked her eyes out after she rejected his marriage proposal on Halloween.

Tucker, 34, was accused of murder and criminal manslaughter for purportedly executing Tara M. Serino. Upper Macungie Police told NBC10 that Tucker asked Serino to marry him either Monday or Tuesday of last week, and when she replied "no", Tucker snapped.

After the grisly killing, Christopher R. Tucker wrapped Tara M. Serino's body in a rug, left it in his Albany Township home and fled to IL, court records say.

Mr Tucker also told Serino that some of Tara's belongings, including her purse and phone, were in his son's home and that he wished to return them.

Meanwhile, troopers in Pennsylvania searched Tucker's home after being contacted by Tara Serino's father and discovered the woman's lifeless body in a bedroom.


Tucker now remains in IL jail as authorities work on his extradition back to Pennsylvania. She reportedly rejected the proposal and told him that she was having a sexual relationship with another man. Tucker confessed to the police at the hospital that he had killed her as she refused to marry him and left her body at his residence before driving to Illinois, NBC News Philadelphia reported. An investigation is also still ongoing into Serino's murder.

But Tucker didn't stop there.

The next day, Fred Serino got a visit from Tucker's father, whom he did not know.

Tucker had been arrested just days before Serino's killing on DUI and drug possession charges in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. It is unclear if Tucker has an attorney at this time. Following the murder, he wrapped her up in a rug and fled to IL. State police have been working to extradite him back to Pennsylvania. Besides the hatchet, state police said Tucker also used a 25-pound weight plate in the killing.

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