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American Carnage: Woman killed family, herself in triple murder-suicide

(KEEGO HARBOR, Mich.) — Autopsies show a suburban Detroit woman fatally shot her husband, son and daughter before killing herself. ...


mercoledì 3 gennaio 2018

Depressed mum killed daughter, then herself

A Magna mother shot herself after killing her 9-year-old daughter, investigators confirmed Monday.

“We’re not going to release how many [gunshots] or any of that. It’s a little too graphic,” said Lt. Brian Lohrke with Unified Police Department. “It’s a tragic situation involving this 9-year-old daughter that was killed by her mother who obviously suffered some mental issues that tragically plague our society nowadays.”
Police identified the shooter and victims as 41-year-old Karina Clark and her 9-year-old daughter Madison Clark.

His sister, 9 years old, was shot and killed by his mother.
Now, Gibson Clark is trying to make sense of the unthinkable tragedy.
"Imagine your version of a good person, that was Maddie," said Gibson.
Madison, or "Maddie," as he called her, was a 4th grader at Magna Elementary.
"She was getting A's in science, and she was learning multiplication," said Gibson, Madison's big brother.
He didn't see her much, though -- because of Karina, their mother.
"The family doesn't really talk to Karina," said Gibson.
He says Karina was unstable, and that she had alienated herself from the family for years.
"We all lived with my grandma for a while," said Gibson. But not Madison. She had been raised by Karina.
On Sunday night, when a church member noticed Christmas gifts left outside that had never been opened or picked up, police were called.
They found Karina and Madison dead.
"They've just been in there, rotting, without anyone knowing, for weeks now," said Gibson.
Gibson says family members have been going through the home, and they found a note Karina left.
In the note, he says, his mother wrote that she had been left by her boyfriend and couldn't go on.

And, instead of a foster home for Madison -- or letting other family members raise the 9-year-old -- police say Karina shot her daughter before turning the rifle on herself.

"She murdered my 9-year-old sister with three shots. Two in the head, and one to the chest. And then shot herself in the same bed."
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A history of depression, mental illness and pain killers.

Told Lt. Brian Lohrke with Unified Police Department‘It’s a tragic situation involving this 9-year-old daughter that was killed by her mother who obviously suffered some mental issues that tragically plague our society nowadays.’
Friends said Clark struggled with depression and had recently had tummy tuck surgery, after a bariatric surgery had helped her lose over 100lbs.
Up until December 7, where her posts dramatically stop, Clark had been highly active on Facebook.
Wrote Clark, December 6, on Facebook: I tried to get off my pain meds today. I didn’t take one for 20 hours, but right before bed, the pain was bad enough that I knew it would be a miserable, broken sleep… so I caved. 
‘Perhaps I can just take them in the eve’s for a few more days before quitting them completely. I mean… I’ve only been out of surgery for 6 days, right? I just don’t like being dependent on anything.’
Later that day, she wrote: ‘I bought Ancestry DNA kits for myself and the kids for Christmas. Madison and I did ours today and sent them in!’
Noted neighbor Ben Cummins, ‘She talks about her pain medicine, that she didn’t like taking it. She was cutting back because she didn’t’ want to feel like she was being controlled by something’. 
The mother’s final post at 4.03am on December 7 was to share a video supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.  
Clark had three older children, two of whom also lost their father to suicide, the family said in a fundraising appeal to help pay funeral expenses.


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