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Homicide, Suicide: Sign Of The Economic Times?

Man kill his wife, 5 kids and himself. The man and his wife lost their jobs and said it would be easier this way.

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Date: 01/28/09 09:11 AM

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    firetiger16 Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 7:05 am
    Link: Homicide, Suicide: Sign Of The Economic Times? - Man kill his wife, 5 kids and himself. The man and his wife lost their jobs and said it would be easier this way.
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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 9:14 am
    lol @ the mayor saying theres help out there when californias` bankrupt...they`re paying people in IOU`s for christ sake
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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 9:19 am
    Not surprised its happening in California, the credit crunch capital of the world.

    Don`t get me wrong, it is a sad story and such events are extremely likely to happen during such economic times. But I`m finding it very hard to find any empathy at all for these two to have given up like this.

    It would be hard, but Child Services would have been an option instead of killing the children.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 9:33 am
    Real shame.... I don`t cope well when kids are involved. I was saying in an earlier thread how parents successes and failures shouldn`t be the main impact on kids.

    This is a very extreme example of that.
    As far as I`m concerned all governments should provide:
    Rudimentary housing. (Studio apartment irrespective of child numbers).
    Education to a high school level.
    Universal Healthcare.

    A child should be able to go from 0-16 without financial dependence on parents.

    This of course applies to parents who can`t afford their own stuff.

    Effectively, I think governments should care more about how their citizenry is raised than what they can or cannot have.

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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2009 at 9:38 am
    so wait. poverty is better than murder / suicide. Damn I wish someone told me that earlier.....
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    je_scream Female 18-29
    761 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 9:40 am
    Ok, it`s NEVER that serious that it should`ve came anywhere close to that. They have a better house than the one I grew up in and if you can`t find a job you better take your ass down to the local supermarket and starting bagging some s hit. Damn shame.
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    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1063 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 10:00 am
    You know how many people who cannot even have children for Christ sakes ya selfish basturds?? Off yourselves NOT the kids, fkn a$$holes!!
    Yes they are dead and cannot read this but I`m just saying....
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    Maromi Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 10:15 am
    Just imagine what it must`ve been like to be those kids. :-(
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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
    466 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 10:16 am
    Lost my job last week and my car motor threw a rod 5 days earlier. I sure as hell have no desire to off myself or anyone else! There were lots of other things those parents could have done!!! If they had to go to work at McDonald`s to bring in a paycheck,that`s what they should have done! This wasn`t an act of desperation, it was selfish killing the kids!! Isn`t there ANY good news these days???? Geez!!!!
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    CinematicD Female 18-29
    239 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 10:43 am
    This is terrible. There are options and plenty of opportunity around.

    I really dont understand what goes through the minds of these people. To kill yourself is one thing but to do it to your own children is beyond me.

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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 11:12 am
    I thought this was "I Am Bored" not "I Am Depressed" Most people come to this site for a quick chuckle. and `escape` from this kind of awfulness, if you will.
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    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Suicide is NEVER the answer. EVER. I don`t care how bad your situation is, there are ALWAYS other options. Not to mention killing the rest of your family...
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Suicide is just an easy way out!

    Killing your own kids is just horrible and heartless. L.A is F*D.

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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 11:37 am
    If they were fired, why not just collect unemployment?
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    January 28, 2009 at 11:53 am
    dilldog, dignity
    read to kill a mockingbird. i think it was the cunninghams who wouldnt take anything because of their pride
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 11:54 am
    I love how they begin the whole story by saying HE MAY HAVE KILLED. MAY HAVE. Thus covering their asses if indeed he did NOT kill his family and they were found running in the streets screaming APRIL FOOLS!

    But no, they continue the story as if he did indeed kill them and himself, and everyone jumps to that conclusion as well, ruling out any suspicion that maybe a thug did it. sucks when kids are sucked into adult world problems. In no way shape or form should you ever off yourself, but for drat sake leave everyone else out of it.

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    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
    156 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    Why could the mayor just speak without a podium?
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    abcdxyz Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    horrible. just horrible. i wish people wouldnt react this harshly to this stuff.

    one thing though, i feel bad for loling but the mayor has a podium in the middle of the street

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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    This happened in Quebec a month ago, but there were "only" 3 kids.
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1550 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Wow, this happened literally a couple blocks away from where I live...

    Wilmington is such a horrible town, just last year there was two gang related deaths in the same month and a raid on a hotel run by gangs which of course led to gunfire. I can`t wait to move out of here.

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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    I see stuff like this and what I think is the fact that most people seem to think that it`s someone elses fault when they do not save, rack up debt, don`t educate themselves about how money works in the real world and generally think that their standard of living should be either constant or always rising. Then the poo hits the fan, they blame "society" the Government or ...whatever on all their woes and in the worst case scenario decide to murder 4 innocent people on their way out.

    I think it`s cheap and weak and screw him... especially for the children. The botom line is many Americans have been living well above their means and now it`s catching up to them. Unlike people like myself who have zero problems because we educate ourselves about things that matter... like the current economic situation. People have absolutely no excuse and need to stop friggin complaining. I would say 90% of complainers have only themselves to blame.

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    wildde Male 13-17
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    January 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    thats what hapend during thegrate depression.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    Death is a permanent solution...

    For a temporary problem.

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    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    I got this news on my phone, and didn`t even know it would make it on IAB.
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    Berberry Female 18-29
    161 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Ive been reading this story all day. On Aol, in the NY Post. Its horrible that this guy had to resort to this. They are stating also it was the wifes idea as well. So it wasnt just the father. They said they wanted to off themselves but didnt want to leave the children in foster care.

    I dunno to this to point a gun at 5 childrens faces and shoot them is just horrible to me.

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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    Lol. What an idiot... I feel nothing but contempt for him. The world is better off without the likes of him.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    The suicide rate in "developed" nations is much higher than that in third world countries.

    So what im trying to say is... suck it up

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    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    his kids were from 2 years old to 8. How can you kill your own children? Their innocence? How could you End your own blood, through what, money? Your Disgusting, you lost your job and Fell, and could not rise? You are everything i could never be, for that, your are Nothing.
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    andystevens Male 18-29
    247 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm
    A sad story, but not related to the economy. The husband and wife had good jobs. They were fired for scamming the company they worked for. Saw this on CNN.
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    saintnick Male 13-17
    270 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    truly tragic, all the way round..

    wonder if society could picture all 5 of these kids, very much younger, as partial birth abortion procedures & still feel the same way

    what a slippery slope of morals society believes in

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    Luet_Seer Female 18-29
    45 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    if another similar incident happened, why aren`t they investigating an emerging serial killer with this MO? sounds fishy to me.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    If I`d been him I`d have tied the revolver to the pet dog or rabbit, write lots of things in a journal, post dated, saying stuff about thinking the pet is plotting to kill me and then left an interesting mystery for the cops.... But then I`m just odd with a sick sense of humor.
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    sicker Female 30-39
    325 posts
    January 28, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    that`s absolutely right, saintnick; the unnecessary and tragic loss of five small children is a perfect platform for your anti-abortion rhetoric. way to be a real man.
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    basketkase Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    wtf is saintnick talking about that has nothing to do with this at all. what an imbecile.
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    My dad sat me down yesterday and all serious-like told me how even though the times are hard, him and my mom are probably not going to lose their jobs and if they did, it wouldn`t come to this.

    I was like, "Thanks for reassuring me you won`t go batsh*t crazy on the family?"

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    Boredered Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    lol the reason he killed everyone was because of "Next time dont show up instead blow your fckin brains out" he recieved a message like so.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm
    Crazy, broken toys in the attic, he was crazy.
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    SirSpanky Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2009 at 1:11 am
    Well, it makes for great population control! :-D
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    devildog78 Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2009 at 1:26 am
    suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem
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    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 5:48 am
    have they ever heard of protective services? seriously they could of given their kids a chance. crazy fu*kers
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    BlueOrchid Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 8:25 am
    The husband also had diabetes, which can explain odd behaviour at times.
    But I`m not saying that that`s an excuse for how he acted and what he did.
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Instead of taking out his family, why didn`t he just take out the bastard who fired him? I guess when I get to Hell I can ask him.
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    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    January 30, 2009 at 12:17 am
    People are so quick to quote catchy phrases like "suicide is not the answer" "sucide is a permenant solution to a temporary problem." Then how about "don`t knock it until you`ve tried it" :P?

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