When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always.” - Gandhi
Sadly, our predictions were correct. It was a father who was "unemployed" with "emotional issues related to his divorce."
Father, two children dead in apparent Oregon murder-suicide
Associated Press - May 31, 2009 7:53 AM ET
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - Police in Oregon say a 45-year-old father found dead with his two children along a hiking trail is believed to have shot them before killing himself.
The bodies were found at a nature preserve Friday. A medical examiner confirms that all three were shot with a 9mm. handgun and authorities recovered such a gun from the site.
A police spokesman tells KGW news that detectives have interviewed family members and believe the father had emotional issues linked to his divorce. He had no criminal record but was unemployed .
It is the second time in a week that a parent in the Portland area has been suspected of killing a child.
Amanda Stott-Smith is charged with aggravated murder for allegedly throwing her two children off of a bridge into the Willamette River a week earlier. Her 4-year-old son died, but his 7-year-old sister survived.
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