“Man charged in honor student’s slaying”
Since when are people “slayed?”
Newspapers love to use words and phrases that no one uses in regular discourse … like referring to someone who died in a car accident as a “fatal” or an issue creating a “firestorm of controversy.”
But “slaying” has to be the worst. You don’t slay people. You slay dragons or evil, invading marauders.
It’s just a cheap, lazy way to sound more salacious.
More respect is in order for human beings who have passed.