Friday, December 28, 2007

Tragedy on Christmas Eve

It took place in Carnation, Washington, 20 miles east of Seattle.  A sleepy little rural town...it's all so horrible...4 adults and 2 little children killed at grandpa and grandma's house on Christmas Eve by a 29 year old daughter of the older couple and her boyfriend.  They've been arrested and have confessed to these heinous crimes. 

On going coverage can be found at ; http://www.komotv.com/news/12882912.html

I can just imagine...the warm house, the food prepared,  all the gifts under the Christmas tree, the excitment of those two little ones...and then these two monsters walk in and later...6 lives have been snuffed out.

The crime was not discovered until Wednesday morning, when the mother, Judith Anderson, failed to show up for her shift at the local Post Office.  A co-worker went looking for her.

What makes people so evil ?  How could this 29 year old woman, be a part of killing her parents and her brother, his wife and their precious little children? 

 

28 comments:

pamal3 said...

Absolutely horrific and so very, very sad. Poor babies. x

nightmaremom said...

that is just horrible... I've seen footage on the news.
d

jeanno43 said...

This was in our newspapers as well.  It defies belief.  Might have been they were on drugs.  It is so very horrible.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

jonibooks1991 said...

Linda, I know this whole thing is so sad and disgusting.  It reminds me of "In Cold Blood".  What a terrible mess this world is in, I'm telling you it's scary.  So nice that Seattle made the world wide news for a terrible reason again.  I've just been tired and "disconbobblelated", is that a word, since Christmas anyway.  I will post soon, but I have been reading entries.  Joni

gotomaria said...

Hi, Linda,  I was very saddened to read about this in the Seattle Times this morning.   The holidays can sometimes bring out the worst in people.   Certainly this was one of those occassions.  It was on my mind all morning.   THere is more to this than meets the eye.  Sometimes people just snap.  Sometimes people are just unable to cope with their evil sides...evil comes in the form of greed, ignorance, apathy, lack of love, bad influences and fear.    Sounds like all these were involved.    I try not to think about it but I'm sure there is a lesson in here somewhere.....maybe the importance of love and what happens when someone lacks it...sure sounded like the boyfriend was not thinking right from the article and didn't have much of a home life as a child.  The daughter wasn't thinking right either...but I don't think her parents didn't love her or they wouldn't have let her stay in the trailer on their property.  Gosh, it hurts to speculate.  Our society needs to help people that don't have love in their family.   Maria

pharmolo said...

Horrendous and tragic, in two words, Linda. Not heard about that this side of the pond. One question pops up: why?

breakaway1968 said...

Oh wow...now I can't even imagine!! How terribly sad!!!  

fasttrack58 said...

That is just horrible...
Linda...

wwfbison said...

How awful....it does make one wonder what makes some people so evil.  How very sad.
Lisa

gaboatman said...

Linda
We may never know the answer as to why these horrible crimes were committed, especailly when they were committed by a family member.  I heard this story on the national news this am and felt just terrible about it.  I'm glad they caught the two, but that is small comfort considering the huge loss.
Sam

yakima127 said...

I heard on the news that they ambushed the brother and his family.  Killed them as they pulled up and got out of their car at Grandma and Grampa's house.  Sickening.  Allegedly over being taken out of the will.  Sad story, for sure...J

mariealicejoan said...

My goodness, but what a sad tale.  We just never know what lies ahead of us.  It's probably a good thing that we don't!  My heart aches at the evil that lurks in the minds and hearts of men.  So must God's . . .
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

mleppard06 said...

hi linda, what a terrible thing to happen, so sad. mrs t xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mleppard06/eternity/

jeadie05 said...

You cant comprehend this can you ? ...love Jan xx

christiniareid said...

Hey Linda it is so sad so terrible.... ... You can comment on marys blog...hugs Mary...

inquestoftruth said...

I read about that story....it made the news all the way down here in Alabama....just senseless.   I don't understand...will never understand.
~Meg

jvbutterfly said...

That is horrible indeed....I can't even imagine it....June

monicasmemoirs said...

It really sickened me when I heard about this.  I just can't understand it.

Monicaa

lindapaterson177 said...

This is terrible and you do wonder what they were thinking about and why they would committ such a crime.
bella xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I saw that on AOL news. What a horrible evil couple they must be, I just can't imagine what preceded this to make them commit such a vile crime. They need locking up for life. Jeannette xx  

nanmm11 said...

I did not hear of this but a horrific crime! What drives these monsters is beyond comprehension.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))Oh my,how terrible.I didnt hear about this either.I dont udnerstand it either,how people can be so evil.

nay0114 said...

I'm with you on this one.. what a monster. There is so much evil in the world these days it's sickening. What a sad day for the relatives of that family.
I finally got to watch THE NOTE and it was a excellent movie and yes I cried. Thanks for suggesting it. I didn't have time to watch it when it came on, but I recorded it on the DVR and just watched it this morning.
Take care, Chrissie

christiniareid said...

Thanks for commenting on my Journal Linda.leave another if you would like.hugs Mary on marys blog.

christiniareid said...

Linda I thank that ive already sent you 2 comments on this Journal but after this one im going to send you another one and then youll be on the list of most commented and then people will read yours alot and then i thank that your Journal will be inspirational to anyone who reads this journal.hugs Mary from marys blog.

christiniareid said...

hey love your journal.. hugs Mary from marys blog

carolelainedodd said...

What beautiful looking children they were. Just babies.  The whole world is going insane, I think.  A punishment to fit the crime is needed here.
Carolxx

preciousone25 said...

I just now came to your journal and was reading through it.... this Christmas Eve tragedy just broke my heart.... so very sad!!  I don't think I have you on alerts... going on now.

Joann