May 29, 2007
— Ace Macabre.
A relative found the bodies of a 23-year-old woman and her four small daughters hanging in a closet in their mobile home Tuesday morning, all of them dead but an 8-month-old, who was taken to a hospital, the sheriff said.
Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of the victims in the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth.
The woman's sister, who lived nearby, had stopped at the home after the woman failed to show up for work, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. He said the sister rescued the infant when she realized the baby girl was still alive.
The other children, ages 5, 3 and 2, had all had been hanged with strips of clothing and sashes, Fowler said.
"It's terrible, terrible," he said.
The infant was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth and was in good condition, Fowler said.
Fowler said the hangings Tuesday also appeared to be murder-suicide, but the investigation was still under way.
What possesses these suicidal people to take their children out with them?
Very shocking and sad....
Posted by: TXMarko at May 29, 2007 09:06 AM (HZVe3)
What possesses these suicidal people women to take their children out with them?
Posted by: AFL-CIO at May 29, 2007 09:09 AM (EKMxC)
Posted by: blogRot at May 29, 2007 09:10 AM (EKMxC)
P.S. Thanks for all of the illegals.
Posted by: Bart at May 29, 2007 09:11 AM (TXd5V)
Posted by: CNote at May 29, 2007 09:14 AM (hiyb3)
Posted by: Tushar D at May 29, 2007 09:16 AM (IlgNp)
Any apologies to Juan Cole forthcoming for calling him "a fucking idiot?"
What? Did Juan Cole stop being a fucking idiot?
When did this happen?
Oh. Nevermind, then.
Posted by: Rocketeer at May 29, 2007 09:17 AM (GFaLW)
In happier news, Cindy Sheehan has gone home to "try and be normal". Caution: includes a picture of the self-described face of the anti-war movement.
Maybe when you approach normalcy, you'll realize that you have been a barking loon.
Posted by: Roy at May 29, 2007 09:18 AM (RNbCq)
Let's keep it to one thread, trolls. No need to infect the entire site.
Posted by: Slublog at May 29, 2007 09:26 AM (R8+nJ)
Beyond horrible and macabre. Beyond words, really.
There are degrees of offense at which the operative question is not "why" but "how?"
How does a mother do this to her own children?
Posted by: Fred at May 29, 2007 09:45 AM (ivbbD)
He can have my apologies when he stops supporting the head choppers who hate Sbarro's so much.
Posted by: Reality de Blog at May 29, 2007 09:46 AM (gxYF3)
I'm feeling particularly snarky today...
I blame the Police
Posted by: franksalterego at May 29, 2007 09:49 AM (CtWxb)
Posted by: franksalterego at May 29, 2007 09:53 AM (CtWxb)
P.S. Thanks for all of the illegals.
Right. Never happens anywhere else, but good to know it's something you take personally.
The incoherent comment about illegals says something about yourself you might want to clarify, rather than look like a bigger ass than you do now.
Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 29, 2007 10:06 AM (pzen5)
Good 'ole Texas -- Home of Cindy Sheehan.
Posted by: Bart at May 29, 2007 10:18 AM (TV8vl)
Ha, eff that, we deported her.
Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 29, 2007 10:25 AM (pzen5)
you know, sometimes, you might think about giving the fucking lifeless children's bodies time to cool before you start in with the jokes.
Posted by: veritas at May 29, 2007 10:38 AM (Tr2b6)
children's bodies time to cool before you start in with the jokes.
Posted by: Kaps at May 29, 2007 10:46 AM (KeOQp)
We live in a crazy mixed-up world, veritas.
Posted by: Bart at May 29, 2007 10:51 AM (TV8vl)
Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 29, 2007 10:54 AM (pzen5)
Nope. C'est moi.
Posted by: Bart at May 29, 2007 10:57 AM (TV8vl)
"We live in a crazy mixed-up world, veritas"
I agree, but that has nothing to do with being decent enough to show a little restraint.
You're too funny a commenter to be stooping to this kind of level.
Posted by: veritas at May 29, 2007 11:13 AM (Tr2b6)
veritas, I'll be honest with you, the story is heartbreaking and sickening.
My first comment was going to be: This is awful and it makes me sick. Then I thought about how trite that would be. I've said it so many times in the past few years that it has no longer any worth.
The kids are dead. The mother was a monster. Nothing I can do or say will help them or even prevent this from happening again to other children. So I lashed out on Texas. Because Texas is big...and stupid.
Posted by: Bart at May 29, 2007 11:28 AM (TV8vl)
Posted by: Dave in Texas at May 29, 2007 11:31 AM (pzen5)
She'd have to go through 5 years of deprogramming therapy to reach "barking loon".
Posted by: MegaTroopX at May 29, 2007 01:49 PM (dmLgp)
Posted by: Nikki at May 29, 2007 02:03 PM (IaCWw)
Posted by: IreneFingIrene at May 29, 2007 02:36 PM (c3AXa)
That's funny—that's what Euroweenies are always saying about the United states.
Posted by: stace at May 29, 2007 03:00 PM (A56/D)
And my prayers go with that little one.
Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 29, 2007 10:52 PM (gxYF3)
Dave: I got to agree that Texas seems to get a lot of stories like this in the news, but I think it's because Texas has a hell of a lot of people compared to most states so it just seems like it happens more often.
So when are we going to hear about how she was an oppressed illegal alien that thought she had no other choice besides murdering her children and killing herself? Maybe Bush could drag her corpse out in front of a press conference next time he's pimping that POS immigration bill of his.
Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at May 30, 2007 04:50 PM (/rgAZ)
Posted by: Rich Rostrom at June 02, 2007 11:51 PM (n/CHn)
Posted by: captkidney at June 03, 2007 06:08 AM (cb2+E)
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