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Strange case but true
About 15 years ago, we worked a murder suicide of an adult male and his two kids, one about 3 and the other about five. The act was committed with an old Remington (I think) square-back shotgun. A sad story, but what made this one especially strange is as follows....
Imagine an upside L shape, which was the design of the interior of the house. The wife was in the upper short horizontal leg of the L. She was asleep when the murder happened, but didn't wake up. The murder occurred at the corner of the L on the vertical leg. The step-daughter, a young teen or perhaps a pre-teen, was down the next room...all three rooms either attached or next door.
Everyone was asleep and no one heard a thing. Three shots in a closed house, and no one woke up. The murder/suicide was discovered a period of time later by the wife. I can't remember how long, maybe an hour. She said she heard something she thought was the garage door slamming with her husband going to work and went back to sleep.
This seems impossible to believe, but it happened just like that. CSI from the GBI examined the evidence which confirms this. The young kids were in the same room in different beds. The three year old was shot first, in his sleep, then the five year old who apparently woke up and moved his head sideways, then the man, sitting in a chair and leaning forward into the gun, which was placed on the floor. I think he needed a solid rest for the gun, either because of the mechanics of recoil or so he could reach the trigger. The kids were shot in the head.
As suspicious and unlikely as this sounds, it happened just like I reported. There is truth and fiction, but nothing is so strange that it couldn't be true.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎
It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎
One of the Crime/Fiction authors I read is Michael Connelly. His non-fiction account of his time as a crime news reporter details his observations of homicide detectives as they take in crime scenes and related information. For me it was a small window into how those people can be deeply affected by what they're seeing.
I've seen people sleep on construction sites with all kinds of noise going on. I used to be a heavy sleeper when I was young but the military beat that out of me. Today, the slightest noise will often wake me up. So I could imagine this happening but not in my house.
Tragic story. I can't even begin to understand the depths of despair people must feel inside to do something like that. Very sad.
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain
None of the "sound" aspects of this surprise me much. But I am curious as to why the nut bucket spared the wife and teen.
"Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee