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Response to el_bryanto (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 01:02 PM

23. I have to agree

As a divorced man with children, this killing makes absolutely no sense and should have not occurred. Unfortunately assaults or killings like this occur way too frequently. While working as a cab driver at night, I saw way too many domestic abuse crimes.

The news story is light on details, but it sounds like Mr. Zavala did not use the assault style weapon in the killing of his children. The story states that Mr. Zavala strangled one son and shot himself with a .38-caliber pistol. Additionally, the story says that the police recovered a bag containing the TEC-9 pistol. This leads me to believe that Mr. Zavala used the .38 caliber pistol to kill his other son.

I do have a question. If the term "assault weapon" was not used in the title of the article would this article been a post on DU?

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