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  •  He also orphaned a three month old child. (1+ / 0-)
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    This from a guy who earned a bachelor's degree  in child development and family relations, and who took a class called "Male Athletes Against Violence."

    It seems reasonable to suppose that something extraordinary unhinged him to an extreme degree for him to have forgotten all the knowledge in which he had been immersed for four years.  Then again, who knows.

    Frankly, my feelings about suicide are such that, with very few exceptions, I have absolutely no sympathy for the one who commits it.  And when it involves murder, there are no exceptions.

    That poor child.

    "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

    by JBL55 on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 06:30:22 AM PST

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    •  Indeed. (2+ / 0-)
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      It's heart breaking.

      I keep thinking about this perfect tiny baby, how her world has been so utterly changed, and how she's going to cope when she's older with the fact that her father killed her mother and then himself, leaving her alone.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:40:45 PM PST

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