BC, you are very bad.
It is generally as Skyechild stated. Killing one’s family is highly stigmatised. I moved from WA state in the early ’60’s, but prior to that, we had a horrible event in the little community of Valley Chapel (outside Walla Walla) where we lived. A woman shot her husband and at least three, maybe four kids dead. I will not name the family, because some still carry the scars.
I am rather hesitant to allow psychiatric defenses in such an horrendous crime, but here is what happened. The woman was a Catholic with a large family and a good stable marriage. There were no outward problems until the woman gave birth to a Down’s Syndrome baby, and could not cope with it. Previously, she had ben immensely liked in the community and lots of fun. Something died in her.
She began threatening suicide and then to kill the whole family. Intervention by the parrish priest and local psychiatric social workers yielded less than zilch. The fuckwit shrink said the husband just wanted to get rid of his wife. Soon thereafter she got a gun and killed 4-5 of her family, while two survivors ran to a neighbors.
So what’s the point? It certainly isn’t justification. It is a difference in motives. One killer fleeing devils, another pair rationally and coldly murdering their family.]]>