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28th Mar '18 6:44:24 AM DrOO7
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* Dr. Jeffrey [=MacDonald=] was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their two daughters in 1970. Police grew suspicious of his story that the murders were committed by drug-crazed home invaders when they noticed how minor his injuries were compared to the bludgeoning his wife and daughters received. It's believed his motive was simply no longer wanting the responsibility of marriage and fatherhood. That said, [=MacDonald=] maintains his innocence to this day and there is some evidence that indicates that his story is true--for starters, his description of one of the assailants matches that of a local drug user.[[note]] In what might be the most horrific example''ever''of HarsherInHindsight, the above-mentioned Creator/JudithBarsi played one of the murdered [=MacDonald=] children in the MadeForTVMovie based on the incident. [[/note]]

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* [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_R._MacDonald Dr. Jeffrey Jeffrey]] [=MacDonald=] was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their two daughters in 1970. Police grew suspicious of his story that the murders were committed by drug-crazed home invaders when they noticed how minor his injuries were compared to the bludgeoning his wife and daughters received. It's believed his motive was simply no longer wanting the responsibility of marriage and fatherhood. That said, [=MacDonald=] maintains his innocence to this day and there is some evidence that indicates that his story is true--for starters, his description of one of the assailants matches that of a local drug user.[[note]] In what might be the most horrific example''ever''of example ''ever'' of HarsherInHindsight, the above-mentioned Creator/JudithBarsi played one of the murdered [=MacDonald=] children in the MadeForTVMovie based on the incident. [[/note]]



* In December 2009, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Susan_Powell Susan Powell]] disappeared from her Salt Lake City home. Suspicion immediately fell on her husband Josh thanks to his flimsy alibi and IncriminatingIndifference. Unfortunately, there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him. However, as their two sons got older as time passed, they both made several statements that hinted at their mother's fate--"Mommy was in the trunk", etc. During a court-ordered visitation in February 2012, Powell grabbed the boys, locked the accompanying social worker out of the house, and set off an explosion, killing them all. Police officials have stated that they view his actions as a confession to his wife's murder.

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* In December 2009, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Susan_Powell Susan Powell]] disappeared from her Salt Lake City home. Suspicion immediately fell on her husband Josh thanks to his flimsy alibi alibi, IncriminatingIndifference, and IncriminatingIndifference.multiple actions that indicated that he knew she wasn't returning--canceling her appointments, giving away her belongings, etc. Unfortunately, there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him. However, as their two sons got older as time passed, they both made several statements that hinted at their mother's fate--"Mommy was in the trunk", etc. During a court-ordered visitation in February 2012, Powell grabbed the boys, locked the accompanying social worker out of the house, and set off an explosion, killing them all. Police officials have stated that they view his actions as a confession to his wife's murder.
27th Mar '18 7:43:32 AM DrOO7
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* In December 2009, [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Susan_Powell Susan Powell]] disappeared from her Salt Lake City home. Suspicion immediately fell on her husband Josh thanks to his flimsy alibi and IncriminatingIndifference. Unfortunately, there wasn't sufficient evidence to charge him. However, as their two sons got older as time passed, they both made several statements that hinted at their mother's fate--"Mommy was in the trunk", etc. During a court-ordered visitation in February 2012, Powell grabbed the boys, locked the accompanying social worker out of the house, and set off an explosion, killing them all. Police officials have stated that they view his actions as a confession to his wife's murder.
17th Mar '18 11:56:42 PM AK47Productions
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* Back in the early 20th century, Marty Bergen, a well-regarded catcher in Major League Baseball, murdered his entire family with an ax.

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* Back in the early 20th century, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Bergen_(baseball) Marty Bergen, Bergen]], a well-regarded catcher in Major League Baseball, Baseball post-humorously diagnosed as a schizophrenic with possible manic depression, murdered his entire family with an ax.
9th Mar '18 7:00:00 AM DrOO7
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* Dr. Jeffrey [=MacDonald=] was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their two daughters in 1970. Police grew suspicious of his story that the murders were committed by drug-crazed home invaders when they noticed how minor his injuries were compared to the bludgeoning his wife and daughters received. It's believed his motive was simply no longer wanting the responsibility of marriage and fatherhood. That said, [=MacDonald=] maintains his innocence to this day and there is some evidence that indicates that his story is true--for starters, his description of one of the assailants matches that of a local drug user.

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* Dr. Jeffrey [=MacDonald=] was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their two daughters in 1970. Police grew suspicious of his story that the murders were committed by drug-crazed home invaders when they noticed how minor his injuries were compared to the bludgeoning his wife and daughters received. It's believed his motive was simply no longer wanting the responsibility of marriage and fatherhood. That said, [=MacDonald=] maintains his innocence to this day and there is some evidence that indicates that his story is true--for starters, his description of one of the assailants matches that of a local drug user.[[note]] In what might be the most horrific example''ever''of HarsherInHindsight, the above-mentioned Creator/JudithBarsi played one of the murdered [=MacDonald=] children in the MadeForTVMovie based on the incident. [[/note]]
5th Mar '18 5:06:53 PM nombretomado
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* In the video game ''TheSuffering'', main character Torque is sent to Abbott State Penitentiary on being convicted of killing his family. Of course, he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia doesn't remember doing it]]. The MultipleEndings reveal different circumstances of how his family really died, depending on your KarmaMeter.

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* In the video game ''TheSuffering'', ''VideoGame/TheSuffering'', main character Torque is sent to Abbott State Penitentiary on being convicted of killing his family. Of course, he [[LaserGuidedAmnesia doesn't remember doing it]]. The MultipleEndings reveal different circumstances of how his family really died, depending on your KarmaMeter.
7th Feb '18 4:58:38 PM nombretomado
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* In the graphic novel ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: EGO'', one of TheJoker's henchmen (who Batman had convinced to betray him) did this upon learning that his former boss was going to [[CardboardPrison get out (again)]] and come after him and his family. Considering [[FateWorseThanDeath the Joker's idea of 'fun']], it can be argued this actually ''was'' mercy. [[HeroicBSOD Batman doesn't take it well.]]

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* In the graphic novel ''Franchise/{{Batman}}: EGO'', one of TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's henchmen (who Batman had convinced to betray him) did this upon learning that his former boss was going to [[CardboardPrison get out (again)]] and come after him and his family. Considering [[FateWorseThanDeath the Joker's idea of 'fun']], it can be argued this actually ''was'' mercy. [[HeroicBSOD Batman doesn't take it well.]]
4th Feb '18 3:21:09 AM Dravencour
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* Manling Williams suffocated her two young sons in their sleep and chopped her husband up with Japanese Sword because she had grown bored with her domesticated family life, but couldn't face the shame of divorce. She confessed to the crime when the police found evidence that was too overwhelming to get out of and sentenced to death on January 18th, 2012. She remains on death row to this day.

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* Manling Williams suffocated her two young sons in their sleep and chopped her husband up with a Japanese Sword sword because she had grown bored with her domesticated family life, but couldn't face the shame of divorce. She confessed to the crime when the police found evidence that was too overwhelming to get out of and sentenced to death on January 18th, 2012. She remains on death row to this day.
18th Jan '18 5:08:13 PM Hedging
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* Manling Williams suffocated her two young sons in their sleep and chopped her husband up with Japanese Sword because she had grown bored with her domesticated family life, but couldn't face the shame of divorce. She confessed to the crime when the police found evidence that was too overwhelming to get out of and sentenced to death on January 18th, 2012. She remains on death row to this day.
17th Jan '18 2:56:05 PM NotThisThing
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* In the sequel to the flash game Exmortis [[spoiler: You find the bodies of three children, a woman, and their father/husband. A revolver lays next to him with but one bullet remaining, and the blood splatter suggests he took his life. Oh, he also spells it out in a journal you find.]]

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* In the sequel to the flash game Exmortis ''VideoGame/{{Exmortis}}'', [[spoiler: You you find the bodies of three children, a woman, and their father/husband. A revolver lays next to him with but one bullet remaining, and the blood splatter suggests he took his life. Oh, he also spells it out in a journal you find.]]
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
in 2005.
* 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.
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