50 YEAR OLD MAN BEATS WIFE TO DEATH, SHOOTS TWO CHILDREN, COMMITS SUICIDE – WHILE DIVORCE WAS PENDING
Not even a week after the Seal Beach shootings (the murderer was involved in custody battle with ex-wife), comes another tragedy in Westchester, NY. Sam Friedlander (age 50), within the midst of divorce proceedings, beat his wife Amy (age 46) to death which has a piece of furniture – a table leg. Sam then shot his two children (ages 10 in addition to 8) to death, before he shot himself to death in his basement.
There are rumors about Amy being verbally abusive, emasculating Sam, for several years leading up to the tragedy. Sam was known to be a peaceful, no one could ever have predicted This specific.
Why does This specific happen? For an insightful article, see Why Do We Hurt the Ones we Love, by my dear friend Diana Mercer.