A Broken Mind

@andriaperry (72788)
Anniston, Alabama
January 20, 2018 9:28am CST
There are some things I cannot understand at all. And one is murder. I am not talking about the murders you see on T.V. that are about greed and are plotted. No, I am talking about the murders that happen when someones mind snaps. Even deeper in the woods than I am sits a building that used to be a small community gas station and small grocery, these people bought it and made it a cafe with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. I used to help this one band with promotion, a couple of the members were distance cousins, So I was a regular at the Rabbit town Cafe, although there was no alcohol served the owner was a disgusting drunk but the rest of the staff was professional. They played there at least once a month, sometimes each weekend if he could not get anyone else. As I watched the local news I heard " calhoun county and murder" that got my attention. Seems this man killed his children, the adult daughter and her boyfriend and the 12 year old son, Then he went down to the Rabbit town cafe and killed himself there. The wife and another daughter was not around. The news people found out that they had separated again. No reason why at the moment but knew they had before and he had anger problems. I cannot understand why anyone would want to kill their children, if they want to kill themselves so be it but the children?
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@LadyDuck (208768)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 18
This kind of news makes me sick. How is it that people can kill their own kids? The other couple in California also did horrible things to their kids.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
Yes they did!
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@nela13 (15639)
• Portugal
20 Jan 18
That was awful too, those 13 kids lived a horrible life, their parents must have serious menthal problems.
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@LadyDuck (208768)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 18
@nela13 This is what I think, those parents were not normal.
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@amadeo (87647)
• United States
20 Jan 18
Many people have mental illness and do not realized this.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
I have to agree.
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@amadeo (87647)
• United States
20 Jan 18
@andriaperry I know that you would.
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@rebelann (46811)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jan 18
It's hard to fathom what goes through the mind of anyone who would waste the gift of life, it's not like you can take it back.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
I know. I reckon since he killed himself no one will ever know why.
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@sharon6345 (163026)
• United States
20 Jan 18
I hope he and all involved will be okay. I am truly sad when I hear of these situations.I have been around a lot and know how easy things can turn bad. It's terrible.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
Yes this is terrible.
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• United States
20 Jan 18
that's something I never understand either.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
And the neighbors said he was very close to the little boy.
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• United States
20 Jan 18
@andriaperry it's really beyond sad and becoming a bit too common these days
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@TRBRocks420 (94760)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Jan 18
I will never understand this either.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
Its very sad.
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@RasmaSandra (24482)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Jan 18
That is what I always say you want to kill yourself do it but leave your kids and loved ones alone.
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@Corbin5 (134875)
• United States
20 Jan 18
I think you are right that anyone who does a killing like the one you mentioned definitely has lost his or her mind.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
Has to be the answer.
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• Eugene, Oregon
20 Jan 18
True, if life is so bad you can't take it anymore, then off yourself if you have to, but leave your children and others alone.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
That is how I feel too.
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@m_audrey6788 (19212)
• Philippines
20 Jan 18
It`s sad to hear about things like this I believe that the person who did this had some breakdown and got their kids killed in their own hands without knowing it. Breakdowns is really dangerous if not noticed and was not given some good support to overcome the little difference before getting it worst
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
20 Jan 18
From the look of their home, they were very poor.
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• Philippines
20 Jan 18
@andriaperry I guess that`s the problem a breakdown I remember my father had a breakdown and was walking at the street without shoes on and thinking away I had to run to him and asked him why? I was lucky that at that time I had my salary with me to give him for some food to buy because he was thinking about it that time and was worried what my little siblings will eat
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@frank96 (115)
21 Jan 18
those children are innocent .The man will go to hell and pay for what he did .
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Jan 18
I think so too!
@JudyEv (156706)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Jan 18
That is very sad. People seem to bury lots of emotions deep inside sometimes.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Jan 18
I think this guy has had problems for a while and no one stopped him.
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@Srbageldog (8225)
• United States
21 Jan 18
They snap and think that if they are taking themselves out, they might as well take everyone else out with them. It is usually men who do that. Or maybe he did it as revenge toward the mother.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Jan 18
The mother had left as I understand but that was nothing new the news report said.
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@shaggin (43290)
• United States
21 Jan 18
That is absolutely horrible. He should have gotten help when he started feeling that way. His poor family
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Jan 18
I cannot imagine how the woman feels to bury 2 of her children.
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@kobesbuddy (66724)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jan 18
I've been asked this same exact question! If someone is depressed and wants to take their own life, why do they usually take someone else with them, especially the life of an innocent child?
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Jan 18
Maybe doctors needs to ask this question more.
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@kobesbuddy (66724)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Jan 18
@andriaperry What could a child ever do, to deserve being murdered by someone who's mentally ill?
@snowy22315 (62962)
• United States
21 Jan 18
Yes, you have to wonder how their mind could even conceive of that. There was one case on TV like that, apparently the man had a stroke and it changed his entire personality and way of thinking. However, I think that is pretty rare..I don't think most people's minds could snap that far honestly.
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@andriaperry (72788)
• Anniston, Alabama
21 Jan 18
After a stroke maybe he felt life was over, if he was that vain.
@GardenGerty (109183)
• United States
21 Jan 18
That is so hard to understand.
@Freelanzer (9528)
• Canada
21 Jan 18
Whether a mind snaps or not the only person responsible for the crime is the one who committed it. Some people for whatever reason are just pure evil