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16th Nov '17 5:44:27 PM Kadorhal
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* John List murdered his entire family rather than admit to them that he lost his job and that the family was in dire financial trouble. He went into hiding and adopted an alias and remarried and would have gotten away with his crime if not for America's Most Wanted doing a special on him.
** In a real-life example of a CruelTwistEnding, when the abandoned List home burned down the year after the murders, investigators found an antique stained glass ceiling that was worth more than enough money to solve the family's financial problems, at least in the short term, making the deaths especially pointless.

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* John List murdered his entire family rather than admit to them that he lost his job and that the family was in dire financial trouble. He went into hiding and adopted an alias and remarried and would have gotten away with his crime if not for America's Most Wanted doing a special on him.
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him. In a real-life example of a CruelTwistEnding, when the abandoned List home burned down the year after the murders, investigators found an antique stained glass ceiling that was worth more than enough money to solve the family's financial problems, at least in the short term, making the deaths especially pointless.



* Frances Elaine Newton fatally shot her husband, Adrian, 23, her son, Alton, 7, and daughter, Farrah, 21 months [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Newton]] after purchasing life insurance policies, worth $50,000, on each of them. She was convicted on 1988 and subsequently executed by lethal injection on 2005
* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfriend leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.

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* Frances Elaine Newton fatally shot her husband, Adrian, 23, her son, Alton, 7, and daughter, Farrah, 21 months [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Newton]] org/wiki/Frances_Newton Frances Elaine Newton]] fatally shot her husband Adrian (23), her son Alton (7), and daughter Farrah (21 months), after purchasing life insurance policies, policies worth $50,000, $50,000 on each of them. She was convicted on in 1988 and subsequently executed by lethal injection on 2005
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* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] htm Susan Eubanks]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfriend leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.
26th Oct '17 11:00:49 AM wuggles
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* ''{{Dateline}}'' once had an episode about a family where this happened. The father, Marcus Delon Wesson, and most of the children were found dead in the house after a police stand-off. The father of the children ran the family as a small cult and believed he was the Second Coming of Jesus. The survivors were interviewed and said that their father actually told them to kill all small children and then themselves if the police ever found them.

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* ''{{Dateline}}'' once had an episode about a family where with a failed example of this happened. The father, Marcus Delon Wesson, and most (the father didn't have a chance to kill himself). Most of the children were found dead in the house after a police stand-off. The father of the children children, Marcus Wesson, ran the family as a small cult and believed he was the Second Coming of Jesus. The survivors were interviewed and said that their father actually told them to kill all small children and then themselves if the police ever found them. Wesson lived and was sentenced to death row.
8th Oct '17 2:51:07 PM LondonKdS
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* At the climax of the first season of ''Series/AshesToAshes'', Alex discovers that [[spoiler:the car bomb that killed her parents and that she's been trying to avert all season was actually a suicide-murder by her father, who also intended it to kill her]].
10th Sep '17 7:17:05 PM PaulA
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* The award-winning atmospheric Creator/HPLovecraft pastiche InteractiveFiction game ''[[http://www.wurb.com/if/game/17.html Anchorhead]]'' has this happen in BackStory to a distant relative of the player's husband. And he was doing them all a ''favor''.

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* The award-winning atmospheric Creator/HPLovecraft pastiche InteractiveFiction game ''[[http://www.wurb.com/if/game/17.html Anchorhead]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Anchorhead}}'' has this happen in BackStory to a distant relative of the player's husband. And he was doing them all a ''favor''.
25th Aug '17 10:01:00 AM cordychase
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* Tana French's ''Broken Harbor'' raises the possibility that this is what happened to the family whose murder kicks off the plot. [[spoiler:It was actually the mother.]]

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* Tana French's ''Broken Harbor'' raises the possibility that this is what happened to the family whose murder kicks off the plot. As the detectives find out more about the father, the evidence against him mounts: he'd just lost his job, it was possible he might have [[MistakenForCheating thought his wife was cheating on him]] with an old friend of theirs, and he'd become convinced there was an animal in the house and was obsessively pursuing it, clearly undergoing massive SanitySlippage. [[spoiler:It was actually the mother.]]
3rd Aug '17 5:40:17 AM AsForMyHandle
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* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfriend leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.

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* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfriend leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.row.
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28th Jul '17 5:07:05 PM BlueCaper
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-->-- '''The Radio Voice''', ''VideoGame/SilentHills''

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-->-- '''The Radio Voice''', ''VideoGame/SilentHills''
''[[VideoGame/SilentHills P.T.]]''
26th Jul '17 5:44:55 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''The Dry'' by Jane Harper starts with an apparent one - wife and son dead, father found some way away having apparently killed himself. There are just enough confusing details for the protagonist to wonder, and he has to piece together whether or not it was staged by someone else.
25th Jul '17 11:27:58 PM BornToMakeHistory
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* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfreind leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.

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* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfreind boyfriend leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.
25th Jul '17 11:27:10 PM BornToMakeHistory
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----* Susan Eubanks [[http://murderpedia.org/female.E/e/eubanks-susan.htm]] shot all four of her sons (Brandon, 14, Austin, 7, Brigham, 6, Matthew, 4) in the head as revenge for her two husbands and boyfreind leaving her. She was sentenced to death on October 13, 1999 and is now on death row.
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