My heart is breaking. "Mother suspected in killings"


    Woman shot her infant son, mother, husband and self, investigators say
    Police theorize depression led to murder-suicide Tammie Lovett was a depressed, first-time mother who exploded under the strain of raising an infant, investigators said Thursday.
    This happened in W. Columbia, SC. I can't even imagine the pain.
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    very very sad. could it have prevented? who knows, but the whole situation is a heart-breaker.
  4. by   P_RN
    The funeral is tomorrow. The baby will be buried in the same casket as his mother.
  5. by   warrior woman
    Oh God, I can't take this. Hurts too much WW
  6. by   Angelica
    It's so very sad. I take stories like this very personally. Soon after I had my children I would sometimes have extremely disturbing, intrusive thoughts about hurting them. I can't explain it. It was so frightening to have these thoughts about my beautiful children, whom I loved so dearly. Years later I told my husband about it. I wish I hadn't mentioned it, because he wasn't able to handle it. I feel like a freak even mentioning here on this BB.
  7. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    You are not a freak. You are very human.
  8. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    OMG! I can't believe..I don't KNOW how a mother could do that to her children. Now, I understand that I am not yet a mother, and please, don't flame me, but I just don't understand how you could *intentionally* hurt/kill your kid, then say "I didn't mean to." That's a load of BS. Just as that Andrea Yates woman did her children......She WAS crazy, but she knew what she was doing. I'm sorry, I'm VERY against child abuse, abortion...anything that has to do with the harming of innocent babies and children.

  9. by   Angelica
    I'm very against child abuse, too. I feel sickened every time I hear about cases of child abuse. I would like to clarify that I never hurt my children. I would just get these occasional thoughts out of nowhere. These thoughts were completely unrelated to anything that was going on around me. They weren't a response to baby crying or any other stressors. They would just come. Fortunately, they went away a couple of months after my children were born. I am convinced that they were a result of shifting hormones.
    I am not defending Andrea Yates. What she did was unthinkable, but I don't think she was in her right mind. It's sad that she didn't get the help and support she needed. I think had she gotten proper and consistent help her children would still be alive today.
    Last edit by Angelica on May 3, '03
  10. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Oh, Angelica, honey, I didn't mean to imply that I thought you did. No, I DO NOT think that. I'm sorry if I gave out the wrong vibes. I am glad someone else thinks that what Yates did was unthinkable.

  11. by   Angelica
    Thank-you, Kacy, but I did not think you implied that. It's just that I reread my original post, and felt that I needed to clarify and elaborate.

    And thank-you Helllllo Nurse!
  12. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Ok, so we're still friends?

  13. by   Angelica
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