Too Close to Home

Ireland
April 1, 2012 3:20pm CST
It's always scarier when it happens so close to home. We recently had a murder in a very local town, these things don't happen often around here and I don't think it's ever something I'll get used to hearing about. Even in Ireland in general, as murder is on the rise, I simply can't get over the horror of it. How about you? Have you gotten used to the idea or learned to live with it in your area if it's something that happens often?
5 responses
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 Apr 12
Crime is certainly on the rise everywhere. The one case that chilled me to the bone was a that of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom. The location of their murders was actually in the city I was raised in; I now live about 30 minutes away. The account is actually on Wikipedia which surprised me but it was such a horrific murder that I guess it really shook the region. The sad thing is the judge was later found to have a pill addiction and his ruling on that case and many others will have been overturned and the trials will have to be reheard. There is great outrage over that. I am outraged. I have attached that Wiki link...it was accurate as to what I heard on the news about the case. Don't read it if you are faint of heart though...it is a horrible horrible crime. I have to say that it has effected me greatly. I hold my children a little closer since that happened. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Channon_Christian_and_Christopher_Newsom Not a referral link
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• Ireland
9 Apr 12
Thanks for adding to the discussion Jen. I'll not be reading the link as I can only imagine and would rather not know for sure. Sometimes these things are best left unread. Pity you can't un-read or un-hear this Jen x
@megamatt (14332)
• United States
4 Apr 12
When any kind of crime happens near your front door, close enough, it makes you want to double check to see whether your doors and windows are just completely locked. It is rather chilling that it is so close that it could have been you that was the victim. It really just could have been you and it should chill you right to the bone to say the least. Murders are bad but other crimes are bad. A few months ago, there was a string of robberies right close by and it was just something that just chills me right to the bone, really it could happen. If it happened close enough, in the very town, which isn't very big, then it could happen to me. Talk about something to fall asleep thinking about.
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• Ireland
4 Apr 12
It is indeed something that can help to keep you awake worrying about, but I try very hard not to let it get to me. If we all worried about these things we'd never have a moment's peace. I do feel for the families and it does make you worry, but you have to let these things in life go eventually I believe. Stay safe. M
• United States
1 Apr 12
I pretty much live with my boyfriend in the same town i moved away from a little over a year ago. There were 23 killings last year in that town. They have the highest crime rate in the county as well. all you hear are police and fire trucks all day and night. i moved out for this reason and wish I could stay far away from it but i can't because the man i love lives there.
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• Ireland
1 Apr 12
That sounds awful giftsandbags! For so many family & friends to lose loved ones in the one area is unfathomable for me. Thanks for sharing and hopefully you can move somewhere together some day to get away from all of that.
@marguicha (90154)
• Chile
2 Apr 12
I live in a very big city so it is part of our lives to understand that we can have robbers getting into our homes. My brother is insanely scared of them and hs these ADT alarms, wires and you name it. I donĀ“t. I am fatalist and say that anything will happen, mno matter what we do. I have not have had as many problems during my lifetime as other people who worry more.
• Ireland
2 Apr 12
I respect your outlook. What will be will be marguicha.
@ecaron (678)
• Canada
2 Apr 12
I live in a metropolitan city with millions of people and there are murders almost daily. I guess a person gets a bit desenitized to it after awhile. Unless it were someone I know personally it doesn't really affect me to much, although I do feel sorry for the family of the victim.