Not one day goes by that a murder-suicide has NOT occurred.
The ‘father/men rights’ activists try to say that women, not men, commit more acts of violence and also murder.
These men are becoming so entrenched with hating women that they are seriously losing the plot. I say to all women that are in an abusive relationship and are thinking of finally getting out…please be EXTRA careful! The precautions that were previously taken when leaving an abusive relationship should be upped an notch or two. If you think you cannot do it on your own, know you can! If you think your abuser will change, no he will not! Or if you fear for your children’s safety you definitely should! The following is an abstract from a publication regarding murder-suicide from 2005…
I am sure nothing has changed since then except that the rate is probably higher for 2009
Murder-suicide is an act in which the perpetrator of a homicide kills him or herself after killing the victim(s). Rates of murder-suicide are fairly consistent across communities and are much lower than rates for homicide or suicide. The most common murder-suicide scenario involves a White male perpetrator in his 40s who kills his estranged spouse and perhaps his children before killing himself. The three most common categories of murder-suicide are cases in which (1) the act is caused by jealously or concern about age or illness; (2) the act is perpetrated by a parent who kills all of the children and then themselves; and (3) the act involves disgruntled employees, cult members, or members of religious or political groups who target a large number of victims before committing suicide. Aspects of the investigation are reviewed, international rates of murder-suicide are presented, and the possible motivations for murder-suicide are briefly considered.