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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:25 AM

Police: Denver mom shot 3 kids, killed herself

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Source: AP

Police: Denver mom shot 3 kids, killed herself

DENVER (AP) A mother shot and killed two of her young children and critically wounded another before taking her own life in a Denver home, police said Thursday.

The surviving child, Isabel Perez, was hospitalized in critical condition in a deep coma, said Dr. Claudia Kunrath of Denver Health. Police said the child is 2.

Police identified the mother as 23-year-old Mayra Perez. The medical examiner's office said her 4-year-old daughter died of multiple gunshot wounds and her son, who was nearly 2, died of a single gunshot wound.

Police have not discussed a possible motive.

Relatives have said the woman quarreled Tuesday night with her husband, who left their home to cool off and found the bodies when he returned early Wednesday.

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Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Police-Denver-mom-shot-3-kids-killed-herself-4255632.php

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villager Feb 2013 OP
Skittles Feb 2013 #1
Th1onein Feb 2013 #3
AgingAmerican Feb 2013 #4
dballance Feb 2013 #5
TDale313 Feb 2013 #2
OKNancy Feb 2013 #6

Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:26 AM

1. I cannot shake this feeling

that more and more, people are behaving in ways that are not explainable

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:35 AM

3. It's the anti-depressant drugs.

I know they help many people, but a lot of people experience adverse effects, and this is how it ends.

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Response to Th1onein (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:57 AM

4. No anti-depressant drugs

...are mentioned in the article.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:06 AM

5. I Think They are Explainable

I don't know if it applies to this particular situation but it might. The economy still sucks thanks to GOP obstructionism and many families have had to swallow their pride and go on welfare and food stamps to survive. Some have been laid off and can't find work. You see stories regularly of literally a thousand or two thousand people applying for 10 job openings.

Going on public assistance and not being able to find a job even after months of job-hunting can be a huge blow to peoples' self-esteem. Especially, I think, those people with children. It leads to frustration and shortened fuses. That's why we see increased domestic violence now and we stories like this current one. People lose hope, give up, and then make a terribly bad decision about how to end their plight.

Just my overpriced $.02

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:27 AM

2. This just makes me heartsick.

What a horrible story. Those poor children.

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Response to villager (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:17 AM

6. duplicate topic - locking

Although the date on the article is the 7th it is an "updated" date.
LBN post made on Wednesday here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014392283

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