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In the list of tragic stories that we hear in the midst of the celebration of another four years of Obama, we have this one. A man felt so concerned that his rights were being taken away by President Obama that he killed himself and his entire family. The voter appeared to have some serious psychiatric problems, and it’s sad that he and others didn’t realize that we can all get along as a country if we stand together. Hating one another is not the answer.
One of our bloggers posted the article without realizing that it was actually a month old. But since we hadn’t reported it, we thought we’d share anyway. Also, it’s still sad, no matter when the event took place.
The friend said Albert Peterson, a defense contractor, had a history of paranoia and was also affected by a favorite uncle’s recent suicide. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Peterson, his wife Kathleen and their two sons, Matthew and Christopher, were found dead in their home.
According to The Mail, authorities believe Peterson shot his wife and the children before turning the gun on himself. Maggie told the newspaper that his family had a history of mental illness; his father killed himself when Peterson was young, and the death of his mother five years ago, she said, nearly drove him to suicide before Kathleen saved him.
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