Man kills his family because of money troubles.

Sarah - posted on 07/28/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




This is SO sad.
The father stabbed his two little girls and his wife, then hung himself.

What I find interesting is the comments left by people regarding this article. Some have written that they feel sorry for the Father, because he was in debt and couldn't handle it. Others feel no sympathy at all.

I'm with the latter. I think no matter how bad things get, there's no excuse for murdering your family.

Your Thoughts?

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Shannon - posted on 07/31/2010




Terrible... Absolutely terrible. I have been down and depressed in my life, but I have always found some way to push through. I'm glad I did, because now I have the most beautiful son, and no amount of financial ruin could push me to kill him, or myself. I couldn't kill myself, knowing my son would have to live with the fact that his mommy didn't think he was important enough to live for. Depression is a cold and lonely place, but it's all in how you cope. You have to find those people who will be there for you and with you. I feel sorry that this man knew no other way out than death for himself and his family.

Isobel - posted on 07/30/2010




I think he snapped and killed his wife, then realized he was going to kill himself and killed his kids to save them from being orphaned. I feel so sorry for all of them. I think I read somewhere that most people who "snap" and kill their kids almost always think that they are saving them from some other horrible fate.

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Toni, he didn't murder his family for money - he killed them - and himself - because the family's financial situation (and possibly other factors) had caused him to become clinically depressed.

As you say, he was obviously not in a stable frame of mind. Also, as you say, it's a pity nobody else noticed his state of mind, as he was in dire need of professional help.

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Although I cannot truely feel sorry for the father - he murdered his family for money, I feel empathy for the man because he was obviously not in a stable mind NO sane person would choose to do that to their family as others have said it has got to be more than just money worries he was ill.

I think it is a shame nobody paid attention to the fathers mental state because maybe if somebody had the outcome would have been different.

Danielle - posted on 07/30/2010




So, SO, SOOOO sad. And scary. We're having financial difficulty, I'm due to have our second baby next month and they'll be basically the same age difference. Not that my fiance would ever do something like that but I bet that mother never thought her husband was capable of doing such a terrible thing too.

Stifler's - posted on 07/30/2010




I have sympathy. For all of them. He probably had depression, and that can make you think irrationally and do things others would deem absolutely incomprehensible. There was a case here in Queensland of a mother shooting her ex and her baby boy and then herself and running into a tree in her car. Comments on news articles are mostly written by ignorant bogans.

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This is a tragic story, but it's not one we can comment on without knowing all the facts. It seems to me that this man obviously had some mental issues that prevented him from thinking clearly about his situation.

I don't think how the family got into this situation is the issue. I find that I cannot pass judgement on somebody who was obviously psychiatrically disturbed.

Sharon - posted on 07/29/2010




I dunno.

Having money then not having money, on the verge of loosing everything, including self respect, home, definition of self.... and to leave your kids behind in the aftermath? The beings who were always dependent on you? The ones who counted on you for everything? Leaving them to a life a poverty. A life without their parent. A life where they have nothing?

The stories I've read and a few accounts from people who knew the dead families/fathers - thats what they've said.

From what I've read - these aren't people who came from the streets. These are people had modest to fairly well off backgrounds and made it semi big. I can't imagine what it would feel like to loose it all. I do know what its like to be on the verge of financial ruin. I also know that we looked at eachother and said "failure is not an option." We pushed on.

I wish we knew if there other factors. There have been so many of these stories, its freakish and horrifying.

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Anyone who does that isn't JUST stressed because of debt.....c'mon....he obviously had other issues. I don't think there's any excuse for killing your family but I do feel some kind of sympathy for what he must have been going through. He was obviously troubled.

Jessica - posted on 07/28/2010




No sympathy at all, I only feel sad for the family of the wife and kids that were murdered. No sympathy for the father, I think suicide is a cowards way out no matter the circumstance, but to take your family with you like that? Selfish and disgusting.

Tara - posted on 07/28/2010




Millions of people are in debt, some so much that death would be an option for them personally, but to kill your kids and wife? That takes a special kind of mental. The kind that only a very few people can lay claim to. This man knew the difference between right and wrong. I have no sympathy for him, nor for anyone who solves their problems by killing other people, kill yourself, fine, but leave the sane people out of it.

Sara - posted on 07/28/2010




How horrible. I'm not sure how I feel, to be honest. I do think that you have to be responsible for your actions and that there's no excuse for murdering your wife and children, but it makes me sad to think of the place he had to be at mentally to think that this was the only solution.

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