Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
What makes it interesting...
You can keep arguing with me but you clearly know very little about either journalism or marketing. Violence, sex, wealth, fame, and money are "interesting" and therefore they "sell". In this case we have the violence, and we have the fame (although the average person probably doesn't know who Aaron Hernandez is). The writer adds a detail like the price of the house to bring another of those selling points explicitly into the equation. Really a very simple concept.