I don't understand

United States
May 30, 2007 12:56am CST
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070530/ap_on_re_us/children_killed How can this happen. This is about the woman who hung her children, and then herself. The article then goes on to talk about 3 other women who killed their children. How is this possible?
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
30 May 07
I was saddened and sickened by yet another story of a mom taking the lives of her children- This time the mom took her own life also- I don't get it either- Why couldn't she just take her own life and that be it- Her sister would have come over and got the children I'm sure- How very sad! It makes me sick to read these stories- Being a mom I could never do this- something just snaps inside of these women and they do these horrific acts- Most of them plead insanity- I'm thankful that the baby survived- Looks like she was depressed- split up with the father of "some" of the children- restraining order it states- then she locked her doors on the inside- and made the nooses and hung the kids and then herself- How sad! & sick!
• United States
1 Jun 07
very very sad. Someone should have intervened before this obviously!
@sarcos (201)
• New Zealand
1 Jun 07
Sometimes life just gets too much for some people and they give up
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• United States
1 Jun 07
There is just not enough support for people who really need it, and that's the tragic part of all of this. Even more tragic is that innocent lives were unnecessarily lost. Very sad, and why there was no help for this woman espcapes all reasoning.
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
31 May 07
This saddened and sickened me. I can't understand how a mother - a nurturer - could do that to her own children. I agree with KrisNY. Why not just kill herself and then everyone would think, "Oh the poor woman couldn't cope." I am always saddened by parents killing their families - but mothers in particular - I just can't fathom any circumstances that could throw you over the top enough to do this. Poor children. Poor families.
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• United States
1 Jun 07
I don't know. Personally, I would not like any destruction of life, and as I told Kris....Someone should have intervened. Where were people...?
@aretha (2538)
• United States
2 Jun 07
i can't get the link to open for some reason but my hubby was telling me about it. it is so sick to think she not only gave up on her self but to do this to her children. i am not sure how to put this so it don't sound wrong. i could never do this and on my worst day ever i could not imagin doing anything to hurt my kids and that includes hurting my self. i do think about dieing a lot and what would happen to my kids. if i was to die in a car or what ever what would my kids do. they do have their dad but its just not the same as me. he don't hear the baby at night and he just couldn't handle it 24/7. if i was to die i would want my kids with at least until they are old enough to take care of them selves. i am sure some will take what i said wrong but i am not good with writing or words.
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