Zachary Erwin had shot his wife Amy and then himself in their home, perplexing and completely unexpected.
Really? a Pending divorce-- despondent? Are people intentionally blind to the signs.. ? How about-- he was such a nice guy-- or they seemed oh - soooo happy?
Never mind we see that all the time in other articles.
The National Institute of Justice, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to researching and understanding crime and justice issues, indicates that a prior history of domestic violence and a prior history of poor mental health or substance abuse are common characteristics found in cases of murder-suicide in families.
Cognizant of these standard warning signs, Zachary Erwin's stepsister Jennifer Weston said she found his actions last week, in which police say he had shot his wife Amy and then himself in their home, perplexing and completely unexpected.
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Nonetheless, a pending divorce was casting a cloud over the husband and father, Weston said, though she was unable to provide more information behind why the couple were splitting. He was no longer living in the home he was found in along with Amy, and he was despondent. "He was devastated by the divorce. ... He was just sad and very concerned for their children."