Crazed Man Strangles Girlfriend Because She ‘Wouldn’t Make Eye Contact With Him’

Kalamazoo, Michigan.

28 year-old

Ralph Holden

has been arrested and charged with murder in the first degree after his live-in girlfriend was found slaughtered at their home over the weekend.

According to the police report, concerned neighbors made the call when they heard Ralph Holden, 28, causing a disturbance in the residence.

When police arrived, they were stunned at not just what had happened, by why it happened.


Mike Reynolds

of the Kalamazoo Police Department explains:

“I have never heard such an insane reason for committing such a vicious act. According to Holden’s confession, he complained that Miller would not make eye contact with him when he was trying to have a conversation with her.”

“I mean, have you seen this guy’s eyes? I don’t mean to be rude, but nobody would know which way he was looking or which eye to make contact with… It’s just a real shame, you know?”


Apparently one of the neighbors who called 911, reported hearing the man shouting at his live-in-girlfriend, “look at me, look at me, look at me.” She said the man screamed this repeatedly, over and over.

Meanwhile, the same caller says the girlfriend was heard responding to her boyfriend, and seemingly pleading to him, “I am but you never believe me!”

Holden is currently being detained by police without bail pending a thorough psychological evaluation.