Tonight in St Helier, Jersey a man was charged with the murder of his wife, 2 children and 3 other people. The reason hasn’t been made clear at this stage what triggered the attack but according to reports he suffered from depression!
I’ve often wondered what happens in a person’s mind that causes them to take a knife and stab their loved ones to death. How can it be revenge when you are left behind facing prosecution and probably imprisonment for life? The accused is currently in hospital with knife wounds possibly wishing that he had died.
This is just one of countless incidents that I’ve read about over the past two years. The horror sends shivers down my spine and I don’t even know these people personally. So for a while I tried to imagine the terror in the eyes of the people he loved when they realised their lives were in danger. At which point do you think this person will come to their senses. Sometimes I feel it is a blessing in disguise not to survive such an attack and to live with the psychological effects of such an attack.
A community are in shock after this awful incident and there are no answers at the moment which makes it so much harder to deal with. While no murder is acceptable I must admit that family murders are the hardest to accept!
*Rest in peace*