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Dec 1, 2011

Bay City, Tx-Man Shoots 4 children and Mother

What posses people to kill their own children?  This is something I can not fathom.

I presume this seems to be a growing trend and its a reflection of how society views what being a parent is.

This really bothers me.

via KHOU

All four children who, along with their mother, were shot by their father at a Bay City home Wednesday afternoon have died, police said Thursday.

Two of the boys, ages 3 and 5, died Thursday morning. The other two children, ages 2 and 4, were on life support, but died later in the day. The mother, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was in critical condition in a Houston hospital.

Investigators say the victims’ father, 24-year-old Jose Avila, shot the kids in the head before turning the gun on himself at their mobile home in the 2700 block of 10th Street around 3:15 p.m.

Officers said Avila was dead at the scene. The four kids and the mother were rushed to Matagorda Regional Hospital, where the mother underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon.

The four children were airlifted from Matagorda Regional to Houston hospitals late Wednesday, where they died. Police said the mother, identified by friends as Laura Gonzales, was airlifted to an unnamed hospital in Houston on Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, family-destruction murder-suicides have been on the rise. Maybe it reflects a terminal pessimism on the part of the fathers regarding the prospects of their families, mixed in with a twisted, self-destructive kind of loyalty. Maybe knowing that committing suicide alone would leave their families without a bread-winner and would be a kind of on-going betrayal, they decide to solve the problem not by getting help - which can still be quite hard and carry considerable stigma - but by destroying the family all at once in a single, consummate act of betrayal. I know it doesn't make a damn bit of sense to us, but someone that far down the road to suicide can be rational without being sane.