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.
May 3, '03
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