Another MOM in Texas Kills Kids, Injures Hubby, Kills Self

  1. heard on the early morning news today that another mother who lives near dallas shot and killed her three small children and herself. she also shot her husband, but he got away from her and survived. they were going through a divorce. neighbors are shocked because they say "she was an excellent mother who loved her kids! go figure! what the heck is wrong with people who will gun down their own innocent little children all because some idiot is about to walk out on her????
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  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    :angryfire

    Sad.

    Heather
  4. by   Robin61970
    We allow men to have too much control over our feelings, lives, and thoughts. Before I go on.....not all men are this way, but there are many who make women feel they will not survive without the man in their lives......many women feel this way and feel helpless without the "man' in their lives and don't see how they can raise their children alone......there are many women who suffer from depression and never seek treatment........there are so many reasons for women to feel that helpless........NOW....I DO NOT condone what this woman did......never would I say that, but in my previous marriage when I was very depressed and thought of suicide I could not bear the thought of leaving my kids with their father so I didn't do it.........never did I think of taking them with me. My mother is a maniac depressive and after I left home for the military she called DHS on herself........she wanted to die and was thinking of turning the gas on and going to sleep with my brother and sister because she felt there was no one to take care of them. My mom went to harborview and my family went into fostercare for about 4 months.......some people feel this way........I wish I understood why. I mean they say Susan Smith did it for her boyfriend??? It's all NUTS!!!!!
  5. by   l.rae
    Originally posted by Robin61970
    We allow men to have too much control over our feelings, lives, and thoughts. Before I go on.....not all men are this way, but there are many who make women feel they will not survive without the man in their lives......many women feel this way and feel helpless without the "man' in their lives and don't see how they can raise their children alone......there are many women who suffer from depression and never seek treatment........there are so many reasons for women to feel that helpless........NOW....I DO NOT condone what this woman did......never would I say that, but in my previous marriage when I was very depressed and thought of suicide I could not bear the thought of leaving my kids with their father so I didn't do it.........never did I think of taking them with me. My mother is a maniac depressive and after I left home for the military she called DHS on herself........she wanted to die and was thinking of turning the gas on and going to sleep with my brother and sister because she felt there was no one to take care of them. My mom went to harborview and my family went into fostercare for about 4 months.......some people feel this way........I wish I understood why. I mean they say Susan Smith did it for her boyfriend??? It's all NUTS!!!!!

    Your first sentence says it all...''We allow''....but l do not understand why....how sad.................LR
  6. by   live4today
    Think she will claim "post-partum blues syndrome" like the other Texas mom did? What a pity......what a shame.........what a waste of life!
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    my stars! did you hear about the mother who put her baby in the oven?
  8. by   Robin61970
    It is sad and there can be explanation after explanation for why or how, but none of them will make it any different.....children die at the hands of their mother or father and NOTHING excuses that.......there is no reason.......
  9. by   RNinICU
    I am always distressed when I hear about these kinds of things. It is inconcievable to me how any one, man or woman, can harm a child. To say these people are sick does not provide an excuse. I recently read an article about the difference between sick and evil. A sick person has thoughts and urges that are not normal, an evil person chooses to act upon these urges. I am not talking about those few people who are truly mentally ill and cannot tell the difference between right and wrong. But the mental illness defense is used too often, and too loosely. This act was just plain evil.
  10. by   Cowgirl
    Renee,
    I saw that on the new this morning! It really makes me sick to my stomach! I don't understand how anyone could ever do that, but to theIr kids and husband, I don't think anyone will ever be able to explain that. People like that need some serious prayer! :angel2:
  11. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Cowgirl
    Renee,
    I saw that on the new this morning! It really makes me sick to my stomach! I don't understand how anyone could ever do that, but to theIr kids and husband, I don't think anyone will ever be able to explain that. People like that need some serious prayer! :angel2:
    Amen, Cowgirl! You bet your boots they do! Of course, we ALL stand in the need of prayer to get through this matter called LIFE. :chuckle Do you know if they've talked to the husband as yet, or what has happened since they were shot? I'm going to watch the news this evening to see if they are saying any more about the hubby since he survived the shooting. Only God knows why that woman did what she did. It's all so terribly sad and nauseating to me. The poor children. :kiss
  12. by   Cowgirl
    Renee,

    To be honset, I really dislike watching the news, I think you would understand. I depresses me!?!? The only reason I saw that this morning is because I was waiting on the weather! It's nice to know that there are people like you out there who stand in faith and pray along with me for people like this! Oh girl! Yes, we all need prayer! LOL! I didn't think all the kido's were ever going to go home to day! LOL!
  13. by   live4today
    Awwww...gotta love them little bitty rugrats though! :chuckle

    As for the news......I watch as little as possible, but on occasion I will watch it to see how many more nuts have been created since I watched the news last. :chuckle
  14. by   Cowgirl
    lol, you are a nut Renee! lol, you crack me up! Yea, I Love the kido's, but by the end of the day, you are loving their parents, because they are at the door to pick them up!lol:roll

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