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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:08 PM
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Another family of five dead? what on earth is going on ...
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 02:11 PM by Peacetrain

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/09/22/illinois.deaths/ind...
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(CNN) -- Five members of a family were found slain in their Beason, Illinois, home, authorities said Tuesday, and they urged people in the area to be cautious until the killer is found.

"This was a brutal homicide against an entire family and we are determined to identify and arrest those responsible," Logan County Sheriff Steve Nichols said in a news conference.

He said authorities received a 911 call about a possible shooting at the home shortly before 4:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. ET) Monday. When law enforcement officials arrived, they discovered the five bodies, Nichols said.


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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:11 PM
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1. Just when you think it can't happen near you,
it happens near you. I have family in that area, all over central Illinois, really. I have some "you okay?" e-mails to send.

So, sad. Whole families. Why?
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:12 PM
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2. I am just stunned..
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:12 PM
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3. That poor three year old. Can't imagine how she'll cope. nt
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:23 PM
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5. Hopefully, she didn't witness any of the murders and she'll retain no memory of the event.
Stories like this are just heartbreaking.
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baldingrockwarlord2 Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:21 PM
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4. Used to live nearby
Moved away from central Illinois a couple months ago, but have been glued to my old local newspaper and sources.....horrible. Hope they catch the person soon.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:24 PM
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6. A few years ago, the trend was workplace shootings. Now it seems to be family killings
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:25 PM
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7. That was what I thought of also...
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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:27 PM
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8. America is sick
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:35 PM
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9. This is nothing new...
...and no reason to start moaning about 'how society has failed' etc, etc.

You can scour the books and find stories of family annihilators (killed my family member) or family killings by strangers.

This sucks and I weep for the living child, but this is not some new trend. Humans have sucked this bad for centuries.
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:49 PM
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10. When people have lost everything.. they lose it...
We have always had homicides. But recently..people have lost their home, their jobs, their savings, their clean air and clean water. All the while.. the politicians and Bankers have raised taxes.. cut wages and sent our kids off to die in illegal wars.

Add in right wing churches spewing mind-numbing nonsense and intolerance... and people snap... they just lose it.

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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:04 PM
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11. "is going on" - more like what happened? Americans thought the Repubs were good for the economy.
:shrug:
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