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This news item describes the tragic actions and
premature death of a
man probably controlled by a
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Wounded Children (GWCs), and what it means to
be a GWC. - Peter
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Relative: Spat began Ky. rampage
that killed 6
Writers Roger Alford And Chris Talbott
via Yahoo news - 9/11/10
– A man facing eviction over his hostile temper became enraged by how his
wife cooked his eggs and killed her, his stepdaughter and three neighbors
with a shotgun before shooting himself on Saturday.
Sims of the Kentucky State Police said 47-year-old Stanley Neace killed the
five people in two mobile homes in rural eastern Kentucky around 11:30 a.m.,
then went to his home and turned the gun on himself.
Neighbors in the roadside mobile home park said Neace stormed across the
lawns of about seven homes in his pajamas and fired dozens of shots from a
12-gauge pump shotgun.
Sims said that when state police arrived about an hour after the gunfire
began, they heard a single gunshot and found Neace's body on the porch in
the unincorporated community of Mount Carmel in Breathitt County. The county
is home to about 16,000 people.
Sherri Anne Robinson, a relative of two of the victims, said witnesses to
the shootings told her that Neace became enraged when his wife did not cook
his breakfast to his liking.
Robinson said that when his wife fled to a neighbor's trailer, Neace
followed and shot her and the others. Robinson says he allowed a young girl
"He just got mad at his wife for not making his breakfast right and he shot
her," Robinson said. "She tried to run to tell my family and he shot them
too because they found out about it."
The victims were identified as the gunman's wife, Sandra Neace, 54; her
daughter Sandra R. Strong, 28; and neighbors Dennis Turner, 31; Teresa
Fugate, 30; and Tammy Kilborn, 40.
The names of the victims were provided by Kentucky State Police, while
Robinson described their relationships. Fugate is Robinson's sister, Turner
is her cousin and Kilborn was a witness who happened to step onto the porch
of another trailer when she heard the commotion.
Robinson said Fugate was shot in front of her 7-year-old daughter.
"Her daughter said, 'Please, please don't shoot me,' and he said, 'All
right, you can leave,' and she ran out," said Robinson, who spoke to her
niece after the shootings. "She went and told her neighbors, and the
neighbors called the law."
Robinson says Neace had never appeared threatening to her, but that he was
known to have a violent history. Sims could not confirm that Neace had a
County prosecutor Brendon Miller said his dealings with Neace came on
nonviolent issues involving child support. Neace also was in Miller's office
a month ago regarding a traffic ticket.
Authorities started receiving calls from concerned neighbors around 11:30 in
the roadside mobile home park outside Jackson, about 90 miles southeast of
Lexington. Sims said when they arrived about an hour later, they heard a
single gunshot, then found Neace's body on his porch.
They found victims in two other trailers. Other neighbors fled the trailer
park in fear for their lives during the shootings.
"Over eggs?" Robinson said. "I thought that was crazy. Really. I mean just
because his eggs weren't hot?"
Landlord Ray Rastegar said Neace received monthly disability checks from the
Social Security Administration, though he didn't know what his disability
was. Rastegar said he had begun the process of evicting Neace, who had
lived in the trailer park for about seven years, because he had become
increasingly hostile toward neighbors in recent months.
"He was unpredictable," Rastegar said. "Little things would set him off."
Neighbor Steve Smith saw the rampage from the window of his mobile home.
When he walked outside, Smith said Neace took a shot at him but missed.
"He chased his wife around that Jeep shooting at her," Smith said, pointing
to a shot-up SUV parked outside his mobile home. "I heard her screaming and
Smith said Neace ended up mumbling to himself on the porch of his trailer,
pointed the shotgun at his head and pulled the trigger.
"He's been trouble ever since he's been here," Smith said.
"He's always been trouble."
reported from Nashville, Tenn. AP writer Janet Blake in Louisville, Ky.,
contributed to this report.
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This story illustrate a common tragedy around the world: a troubled person
killing others and then themselves. The story tells us this man was a divorced
father, remarried, lived in a rural trailer park, was delinquent in child
support payments, and was being evicted for being "increasingly hostile
toward neighbors." We know nothing about his childhood years.
Divorce, excessive hostility,
are common signs of major psychological
from early-childhood abandonment, neglect, and abuse ("trauma"). The wounds result from - and cause -
When the weariness, shame, guilt, anxiety, rage, agony, and hopelessness
become intolerable, the person "snaps" and does violent things as in this
Our daily news frequently includes stories of domestic or civil violence,
murder, and/or suicide. This suggests how epidemic painful childhoods
(ineffective parenting) and inner pain are in U.S. families. This silent
epidemic and the lethal [wounds + unawareness]
that causes it are denied and ignored by our wounded, ignorant society, so
far. For more recent media reports
that validate this premise, see
in this Web site is about
psychological wounds. The other
are about preventing them.