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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 08:33 PM
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10. For a while in South Florida there were a lot of men who, before shooting themselves...
would first shoot the wife and kids. This began to happen when the economy turned bad. Psychologists were all over TV explaining why so many men didn't just commit suicide and call it a day, without first shooting the wife and kids. It's a phenomenon that happens all too often, and it even has a name, Familicide, and it happens almost exclusively with men (95% of the perps are men).

Despondent dads driven to kill loved ones:
http://articles.cnn.com/2009-05-19/justice/murder.suici...

Familicide: The Killing of Spouse and Children:
http://psych.mcmaster.ca/dalywilson/FamilicideSpouseChi...

Inside the Mind of Family Annihilators:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/02/10/inside...

Murder-Suicide in Families:
http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violen...

Fathers Who Kill:
http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/criminal_mind/psycho...

Familicide: a comparison with spousal and child homicide by mentally disordered perpetrators:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19072934

Familicide - Evolutionary Origins:
http://www.bizarrebehaviors.com/2009/09/familicide-evol...

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