Mother shoots and kills son at shooting range

@schulzie (4068)
United States
April 8, 2009 1:07pm CST
I read in the news today that a 44 year old mother shot and killed her 20 year old son at a shooting range in Central Florida. Apparently she left 2 suicide notes and stated that she "sent her son to Heaven and herself to Hell". Witnesses at the range state that she and her son seemed to be getting along fine before this happened and she seemed to act "normal". She came up in back of him and shot him point blank in the back of the head. Then she turned the gun on herself. Her husband said she had a history of mental issues. It is so sad...
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Very sad and didnt put in a real reason of why she did it?
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
26 Apr 09
No, only just that she had a history of mental illness. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
27 Apr 09
thats bad and your most welcome!
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
8 Apr 09
I just don't understand how anybody could kill there own child. Let alone themselves. That is just so unreal. Why would anybody do a thing like that. And the poor man his son is gone and his wife. That is just so sad. I could never do a thing like that. I don't care how bad things get they don't get that bad. Prayers go out to the Husband and Father who will need them. Your friend onlydia
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
8 Apr 09
This is very sad to hear. I am wouldn't even want to try to fathom what was running through her mind at the time. Loving children as I do I cannot see why someone would want to ill their own child. I mean sure their are times we want to pull our hair out and all but to actually kill one nope no way. She must have been under some serious pressure and as they say mental health problems.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Yes, I think something just snapped in her head at that second and she just did it without really thinking about it. It is sad. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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@dodo19 (28439)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Apr 09
This is really terrible. I really don't understand how a mother could do this sort of thing to her own son. I don't understand why no one seemed to have given her more of the help that she really would have needed. But there are just somethings that we'll never know, that we'll never get an answer to. It's sad, but these things happen, as terrible as they are. At this point, there isn't anyone, who can do anything for this poor woman, or for her son.
@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
That is true. It is amazing that a mother could do this to her own child but clearly there was something very wrong going on with her mentally. It is a shame. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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• Denmark
9 Apr 09
That is really sad, and the worst thing is that the people around the mother were not able to tell whether she had mental issues or not.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Oh, I know. I cannot even imagine how it must have been to be someone else just using the range when this happened. They were probably all scared and thankful that she didn't go on some sort of rampage throughout the place. Thanks for your comment and have a nice day!
@schulzie (4068)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Oh, I know. I cannot even imagine how it must have been to be someone else just using the range when this happened. They were probably all scared and thankful that she didn't go on some sort of rampage throughout the place. Thanks for your comment and have a nice day!
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• United States
9 Apr 09
this is so unbelievable that a mother would kill her son and then herself. she must really be mentally ill. i pity the poor boy
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
26 Apr 09
I agree. I just think it is awful and I really do feel for the father in this situation. I can't imagine living through such an ordeal. Thanks for your comment and have a nice day.
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@Trensue (5255)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Mental illness is a terrible thing. Until we find a way to identify and help these people things like this will continue to happen. It is important to note that if you suspect something odd tell someone. Her husband said she had mental problems - did he say anything about therapy. Illnesses need to be treated.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Yes, people who have mental illness definitely need treatment. Thanks for your comment and have a nice day.
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@pxm204192 (160)
• China
9 Apr 09
how crue the mother is!!!!! she must have mental diease!!!!
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Yes, they did say that she had a history of mental illness. It is so sad. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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• United States
9 Apr 09
ugh seems like the worse the economic situation the more crazy people get.. now while its obvious she had some mental issues going on my being bipolar cringes every time i hear this because then people put every one with depression or bipolar into the nutjob category that some of these people fit in that poor son.. i wonder if he had been giving them problems or something.. not that that is ANY reason to hurt him but i just wonder what triggers stuff like this with some people
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
It does make you wonder why she thought he deserved or needed to die. I know what you mean about the bipolar thing too as one of my very best friends is bipolar. I know she would never do this to her son or herself. I feel the worst for the husband/father in this situation. It is just awful. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Hey schulzie! I read this stupid sick article! She obviously was mentally deranged! Why did she have to take her son's life? If she wanted to die so kill yourself? Why did she have to kill her son if she loved him? This makes no sense whatsoever! Yes, she should be burning in hell, but what does that matter! She didn't need to end a sweet 20 year old boys life too!
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I don't understand why people kill others before they do themselves in. It just never makes sense to me at all. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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• United States
9 Apr 09
This is a really horrible story. I do not think I could ever work up enough courage to kill myself even if I wanted to. I do not understand why she would take her own son's life as well. What was the point of that. That lady must have been a real mess.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I agree. I could not do it myself. It is so tragic. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
That is really messed up. That should teach everyone something here: Never go to shooting ranges with anyone who has a psychiatric history.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Yes I think that is true. I just don't know why her son would go with her to a shooting range in the first place; maybe he didn't know she had issues. But he was 20 years old so how could he not know she had mental problems? Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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• United States
8 Apr 09
That is real sad she must of had a lot of problems.I feel bad for her husband he lost two people he loved.
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Yes, I feel so bad for him too. It is a shame that she didn't get the help that she needed. The poor young man. Thanks for your response and have a nice day.
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• United States
21 Apr 09
That is awful! It is a terribly sad story. The poor family.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
I don't want to hear and read another news like this. But unfortunately it all happens whether we like it or not. The sad truth manifest in the mind of those who killed their family for a lot of crazy reason. It should never happen. I think her mental capabilities had made a detour in the wrong way. They both could be saved. I just don't know where help should come from.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
10 Apr 09
That is a very sad story. I hate to hear about relatives killing each other. It is a real shame. It is also sad that no one was able to help this lady before it was too late.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I did read about it and it is truly sad....she said she was the antiChrist and had to save her son.....I don't know about you...but I probably wouldn't go to a shooting range with someone who had mental issues in the past....but I don't know the whole story....just what I read in the paper.
• United States
9 Apr 09
Tats just really sad. She should of just taken her own life instaead, not her son's who was young and had his whole life ahead of him. It never ceases to amaze me either. But one thing I can say is people with mental illness depending on how severe and what medications there on if any really can snap. That's scary but it's true!
@skyla26 (285)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
wow what a hell brutally happen to that son.