Sunday, 30 January 2011
Last night I was browsing through the news online and I saw an article that was pretty stunning. Although I know this undoubtedly happens often, it's just shocking to imagine this really happening.
On Friday, in Tampa, Florida, the wife of a military officer killed her two kids because they were being "mouthy." On the way to soccer practice, she shot her 13-year old son twice in the head. Then, she returned home and shot her 16-year old daughter while she was on the computer, shooting her in the head and face. The woman's mother claimed that the mother was depressed and complaining about her children.
I couldn't even imagine how this would go down. Did she just pull over on the side of the road to turn around and shoot her son? Or did she just do it as an afterthought at a stoplight? Did she threaten him or did it come out of nowhere?
There are so many questions after situations like this, and I know there are worse outcomes.
However, it's clear to me that she most likely was dealing with some sort of mental disorder or condition at this time and it's evident in the news story that she planned these murders and planned to take her own. Even though it's clearly never an excuse, it could be an explanation to her violent madness.
Did you hear about this and what's your reaction?