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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:38 PM

East Tennessee man kills wife, 2 children, self

ERWIN, Tenn. Police say an East Tennessee man has killed his wife, his two children and himself.

Erwin Police Chief Reagan Tilson told WJHL-TV that officers got a call around 2 a.m. Saturday from "a wounded person" at an apartment complex in the city. Tilson said it appears that the man fatally shot his wife and children before taking his own life.

Tilson said his agency would not release identities until all next of kin was notified, and directed further questions to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm confirmed the information, but said the agency wasn't immediately releasing more details.

http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130202/NEWS21/130202012/East-Tennessee-man-kills-wife-2-children-self

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Reply East Tennessee man kills wife, 2 children, self (Original post)
spanone Feb 2013 OP
Walk away Feb 2013 #1
Robb Feb 2013 #8
rightsideout Feb 2013 #18
sasha031 Feb 2013 #2
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #9
patrice Feb 2013 #10
sasha031 Feb 2013 #12
Chorophyll Feb 2013 #17
libdem4life Feb 2013 #3
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #4
apocalypsehow Feb 2013 #5
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #6
MrMickeysMom Feb 2013 #20
Katashi_itto Feb 2013 #23
patrice Feb 2013 #7
redqueen Feb 2013 #11
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #13
Chorophyll Feb 2013 #26
Whovian Feb 2013 #14
valerief Feb 2013 #15
Chorophyll Feb 2013 #16
lunasun Feb 2013 #22
rightsideout Feb 2013 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #21
kestrel91316 Feb 2013 #24
SheilaT Feb 2013 #25
rightsideout Feb 2013 #27
Skittles Feb 2013 #28
Walk away Feb 2013 #29

Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:42 PM

1. More household guns for protection!

Still not working very well.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:26 PM

8. The house emerged unscathed.

People in it, not so lucky.

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Response to Robb (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:56 PM

18. I wish there was a "Like" on this

Like

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:44 PM

2. after wiping out their families, cowards always kill themselves.

If a woman lives with any history of abuse, her chances & family of being shot and killed go up to 500%

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:27 PM

9. Not really. They usu. kill their family, though. The cowards sometimes chicken out before

killing themselves, though. They usu. say they were going to, but....something interferes or whatever.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:38 PM

10. And one of the most sad things about misguided religion is that it's conventional response is,

"They're all in a better place now", as though none of the misery you allude to, sasha031, or the horror of their last few minutes matters at all now that it's "all done and over with".

There's even kind of a pity high, I'd bet, people get on about this sort of thing and think themselves good compassionate souls because they feel soooooooooooooooooo sorry for people like this. Then that emotional buzzzzzzz wears itself out and it's back to normal assuming that the woman's abuse is earned somehow and "too bad about those kids, but life goes on ..." as if those people and their agony don't mean anything at all. I really feel that there are too many social institutions, including religion especially which is supposed to be responsible for our better natures, that just reinforce our worst responses to these lives of unmitigated tragedy.

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Response to patrice (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:16 PM

12. women & abuse has gone off the charts

Some blame the economy, I feel there is something far more sinister going on.

I've read posts where men now clean their guns or threaten to shoot the women's children and pets in order to intimidate now a days.
There is no way that I was alluding to that this poor woman and her children are in a better place.

I only imagine the horrors that these victims face on a daily basis, as if fists weren't bad enough. Guns add a whole new dimension to our violent society.
I just wish any and all women would run for their lives when there is a gun in the house.

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:52 PM

17. The abuse is nothing new, but we hear about it now.

The proliferation of guns does make it a lot more deadly though. Especially when the abusive assholes decide that the best place to kill their wives is at work, which has happened a few times in recent years.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:52 PM

3. Holy crap...the only thing I can say is that hopefully the increased reporting of these "accidents"

will help fortify the public will to insist on gun management and force corporate responsibility of the industry that makes it possible. Who can measure the senseless, lost potential to our society of four human beings? But we can surely measure the vehicle and the cost to the public of that loss. ($175 billion per year)

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:56 PM

4. Gawd, that is so sad :( n/t

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:00 PM

5. "it appears that the man fatally shot his wife and children before taking his own life" - But,

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:02 PM

6. NRA...Video games did it.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:24 PM

20. HAH! There ya go...

The dark side of the force comes through videos, I hear....

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:32 PM

23. +1 :)

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 09:25 PM

7. Those poor children, for what their last sight on this Earth consisted of, their father with a gun

pointed at them . . . .

If not for these babes, is there no help for anyone?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:02 PM

11. Statistically this happens 3 times every day in the United States alone.

"This" meaning a man murders his wife, girlfriend, or ex... not sure how often they also murder their children or any other relatives.

Here's one more from the wee hours of this morning.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/02/florida-man-kills-2-sons-self-at-estranged-wife-home/

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:17 PM

13. I am still waiting for the tipping point.

If we can't tell before hand who should not have a gun, then perhaps we should make it very difficult for anyone to have a gun. I am actually ok with hunters and target shooters. But, perhaps they could keep their guns off premise and not in their homes. I think the bar for having a gun in your house should be rather high.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:51 PM

26. ^Sensible. nt

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:30 PM

14. So terribly terribly sad.

 

And a gun seems to be at the center of it again.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:36 PM

15. If only everyone had guns, this wouldn't have happened.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:48 PM

16. And yet I keep hearing that guns make me (a woman) safer!

What a load of horseshit. And I'm sure the guy was a law-abiding, responsible gun-owner until the moment he blew his family away.

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Response to Chorophyll (Reply #16)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:30 PM

22. +100

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:02 PM

19. The statistics are correct

You are more likely to die at the hand of a gun if there is one in the house or in this case, an apartment.

The pro-gun people conveniently ignore it, deny it or argue about it.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:25 PM

21. This stuff has ALWAYS been going on. It's only now that it gets attention....

It's like this show I saw where they were looking for a missing kid. They go to the city morgue and ask, "Just how many 12-year-old John Does can you have back there?" and the jaded clerk says, "You really don't want to know."

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:39 PM

24. We need MOAR GUNZ so this can happen more often!!!

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 11:40 PM

25. Oh, who cares. Every single day in this country 30 people are killed with guns.

According to all of the gun apologists out there, this is okay.

I sincerely wish that the ONLY people who were killed with guns were those who think that we should all be armed, because then eventually they'd all kill each other off. Unfortunately, an awful lot of innocents are murdered along the way. But that's just fine, because second amendment, don't ya know.

I am in support of taking away all of the guns from everyone.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:09 AM

27. Yep, collateral damage of the Second Amendment

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Response to rightsideout (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:33 AM

28. no

it is collateral damage from people who twist the Second Amendment

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:13 PM

29. I don't believe we should take them away...

I think we should require that they turn them in and they should do just that.

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