I have noticed a sad and troubling trend in America, lately: Men killing their wives and loved ones.
It seems that every time we turn on the news these days we hear about some nut killing his wife or his children. Or, in some cases, his wife and their pets.
The most high profile of these incidents took place in Florida a few days ago. A man shot all three of his family members execution style and then torched the million dollar mansion he was renting from ex tennis star, James Blake.
"A Florida man shot his wife and two teenage children in the head, then scattered gasoline and fireworks around the mansion they rented before setting the home ablaze and killing himself, deputies said Friday.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Col. Donna Lusczynski said at a news conference Friday that Darrin Campbell had purchased fireworks, gas cans and gasoline in the days before the family was killed.
Campbell shot his wife, Kimberly, 19-year-old son Colin Campbell and teenage daughter Megan each in the head with a.40-caliber handgun he bought last year before setting the house on fire and shooting himself in the head.
'This is certainly disturbing,' Lusczynski said."
Gee, ya think?
I wonder what could have led someone to do such a thing. I am guessing it's either love or money. We can always count on one of those two things to drive people to these types of depraved extremes.
We know that Julian Paris probably killed his wife in front of their three children because of love.
"An unhinged Florida man shot dead his estranged wife in front of their three children hours before he drove to his eldest son's grave at a nearby cemetery and killed himself, authorities said.
Julian Paris, 54, was found dead of a single gunshot wound about 7:20 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Gotha, draped across the grave of his teen son, who was killed in a 2012 car crash.
The gruesome find ended a daylong manhunt for Paris after he blasted 34-year-old Liza Nicole Adderly in broad daylight Wednesday at Dr. P. Phillips Community Park, a lakeside green space in suburban Orlando." [Source]
Campbell and Paris both killed themselves, so the rest of us can take some comfort in that. Until, of course, the next lunatic decides that he would rather die than live without his wife and family on his terms.
John Jordan didn't kill himself. But, like the others, he killed his wife.
"The New Jersey man accused of stabbing his wife to death and fleeing to South Carolina with their two sons lived in a dingy, barren apartment two miles from the crime scene.
John Jordan, 47, was unemployed and getting by on social services in the single room with only a twin bed, microwave, and dresser, according to the super of the Lodi, N.J., building with 17 grungy apartments with shared bathrooms." [Source]
Considering how he was living you would have to wonder why he didn't just kill himself as well. I mean what kind of life did he think that he was going to provide for his children? Somehow I don't see a Ozzie and Harriet future in this dude's existence.
Heck even folks who are close to octogenarian status are getting into the act.
"An elderly man allegedly murdered his wife and injured another woman before turning a gun on himself at his Los Angeles apartment Monday morning.
The suspect, about 70 years old, initially used an ax to attack his younger wife during a domestic quarrel that escalated out of control — she screamed out in fear before losing her life, authorities said.
A neighbor heard the cry of for help and rushed into the apartment, where she was shot by the gunman, according to local media.
"My daughter said he had an ax, that her whole head was cracked open," the Good Samaritan's mother..." [Source]
Lord have mercy!
I could go on and on and on with these, (the last sicko actually posted a picture of his wife's dead body on Facebook) but tomorrow is Mother's Day, and somehow this doesn't put me in the right frame of mind to enjoy such a special time.