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The 'beautiful' family slain by father tormented by the prospect of Obama winning the election'
Daily Mail ^ | September 28, 2012 | By Emily Anne Epstein

Posted on 09/28/2012 5:48:13 AM PDT by Fennie

Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed.

A confidante of the family for the past 25 years has spoken to MailOnline about the strength and grace of the Peterson family, as well as the torment that plagued Albert which drove him to shoot dead his wife Kathleen and his two sons Christopher and Mathew at their suburban home in DC on Sunday.

A history of mental illness, the loss of a dear uncle, and a growing fear of Obama winning a second term in the White House took its toll on the mind of Mr Peterson, a wealthy defense contractor, the friend said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; chaos; elections; islam; obama; pravdamedia; romney; suicide

1 posted on 09/28/2012 5:48:24 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Sad tragedy. Prayers for them all.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 5:49:34 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Fennie
They seem to be slightly downplaying the mental illness aspect of this.

I know I'm cynical, but I see a subtle message here: The folks who don't like Obama are a bizarre and violent bunch. Don't be a hater! Vote Democrat!

3 posted on 09/28/2012 5:50:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Fennie

An honest, non-sensational headline would have been “Mentally Ill Man Kills Family.” But no, in order to sell papers, they had to lead with the “conservative hates Obama so much he kills his family” angle. These papers should be ashamed of themselves.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 5:51:03 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Fennie

If Obama wins, people will start pushing for a revolution. Things can’t go on this way. Of course, I don’t think Obama is going to win. I think he’s going to lose in a landslide.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 5:52:44 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Fennie

LSM lies in polling data killed this family. (just like guns people).


6 posted on 09/28/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I see a subtle message here: The folks who don't like Obama are a bizarre and violent bunch. Don't be a hater! Vote Democrat!

7 posted on 09/28/2012 5:56:31 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Fennie
First, horrible story — we should pray for this family. Second — and I'm not being cute here — when the USA press carries this story, the angle will be that Republican hatemongers baited this man into killing his family and himself.
8 posted on 09/28/2012 5:57:06 AM PDT by utahagen
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To: Fennie

Something is missing here. Doesn’t feel right.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 5:57:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Fennie

Bush’s...no, Romney’s fault!


10 posted on 09/28/2012 6:00:26 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: ClearCase_guy

You’re right.

This guy was mentally ill. End of story. His demented motivations are irrelevant.

If there is any blame, it is for a society that ignores deeply disturbed people until they do something horrible.


11 posted on 09/28/2012 6:00:27 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Fennie

Shouldn’t Obama and some Cabinet official go on a two week long tour condemning the media and polls for saying Obama is leading and a sure-thing? /sarcasm


12 posted on 09/28/2012 6:01:27 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Exactly my first thought - the media and their “in the tankedness” are to blame (if you follow the left’s “logic”).


13 posted on 09/28/2012 6:01:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Fennie

http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/223070/158/Police-ID-Family-Found-Dead-In-Apparent-Murder-Suicide

...A neighbor of the family told 9News’s Peggy Fox that Albert Peterson was a conspiracy theorist...

...According to WNEW, neighbor Alvaro Lopes, says Albert Peterson suffered a heart attack several years ago, and Lopes believes the medication the man was taking changed his personality.

“He seemed dizzy... just different,” Lopes said. “Hearing about what happened today made me think that could have something to do with it.”

Lopes also claims the man’s father previously committed suicide.

The family recently completed building a deck and showed no outward signs of trouble.

Peggy Fox reports that at about 3 p.m. police removed the crime scene tape and packed up what was left of the crime scene. The family cars - Albert Peterson’s large Ford 350 pickup truck, and Kathie Peterson’s minivan- are still parked at the home...


14 posted on 09/28/2012 6:03:34 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Fennie

The friend is a liar, imo.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 6:03:42 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Fennie

Anyone who kills anyone must be a crazy conservative....at least up till Nov 6th.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 6:11:29 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: ltc8k6

Memo to all:

Dont trust my neighbors. They are jealous of my Mercedes and my beautiful wife. They will slander me and say untruths.

I dont think anyone knows why, but everybody now is a critic. God help us all.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 6:12:17 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: ltc8k6
The friend is a liar, imo.

I wouldn't be so sure. Mental illness can certainly lead people to violent, irrational obsessions, and obsessions with world events/world leaders/national leaders/etc are not an uncommon type of obsession for this set. So, it's entirely possible that this guy thought he was saving his family and himself from the prospect of a second Obama term.

18 posted on 09/28/2012 6:13:58 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

It has to be mental illness, because we haven’t had the election yet. If he’d won, then I could understand the blame.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 6:18:59 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Fennie

If fear of Obama winning was his true problem, he would not have done this before the election, and he would have been stockpiling food, guns, and ammo etc. to be prepared to survive another 4 years of Barry Boy.

His mental illness was the cause, and if not focused on Obama’s election he would have focused on something else.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 6:19:04 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Fennie

Neighbor Jeremy Wilcox told local news radio station WTOP that the family had attended a community picnic together on Sunday and “showed no signs of any problem.”

Another neighbor, Alvaro Lopes, told local news station WNEW that Albert Peterson had tried to commit suicide in the past, and that he had been taking new heart attack medication that seemed to affect his personality.

“He seemed dizzy, just different,” Lopes said. “Hearing about what happened today made me think that could have something to do with it.”

Police would not comment on any possible connection between the deaths and Peterson’s medication.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/police-father-killed-wife-children-virginia-murder-suicide/story?id=17331623#.UGWj366z7To


21 posted on 09/28/2012 6:22:20 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Fennie

Because there is mercy in the universe, I am not entrusted to be a mental health professional. With a mind uncluttered by the facts or any relevant experience, let me observe that there were probably dozens of demons haunting this poor soul. That they affected his fine family, as well, so tragically magnifies the pain unbearably. It’s not a story about Obama.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 6:24:23 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: utahagen

“when the USA press carries this story, the angle will be that Republican hatemongers baited this man into killing his family and himself.”

Yes, when the truth is probably closer to: “fraudulent pollsters destroyed this man’s faith in the democratic system and drove him to despair”.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 6:25:11 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Fennie

zer0’s fault. Why didn’t this loser just take his own life? Or at least wait until the election was over. Damn media killed another citizen.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 6:29:37 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: MestaMachine
The source of the "prospect of Obama winning re-election" meme was a longtime friend of the wife:

Maggie had been a friend of the family for the past three decades. 'I've known Kathie since I was 21. She's been like a sister to me,' Maggie said. 'If she knew her husband would have done this to her, she would have protected those boys till the end.'

Also said that she figured the husband may off himself, never considered that the wife was at threat. Doesn't sound like she was too broken up about the husband's mental strain.

25 posted on 09/28/2012 6:29:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: MestaMachine
Mrs Peterson's family never fully warmed to Mr Peterson, Maggie said. 'I know that Kathie's brother hates him right now. Kathie's brother didn't speak to Al,' Maggie said. 'He saw something in Al that probably didn't sit well with him.'

Can we get an impartial comment about the circumstances (possibly from a co-worker)?

26 posted on 09/28/2012 6:32:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Fennie

From what I read between the lines, it seems things may not have been all that wonderful between him and the wife.

They met (30? yrs ago) and both loved exercise/health yada yada. He started to suffer depression and with that, gained weight. His wife was cute, a professional and seemed to be getting annoyed with his not being active enough.

They had recently attended a Romney event but he didn’t get to see it. He dropped his family and neighbor and had to park far away and supposedly his knees couldn’t handle the walk to get to it.

He was mentally ill, a family history of mental illness/suicides, troubles with his wife, defense contractors are supposed to be laying off...he had much more going on than Obama.


27 posted on 09/28/2012 6:35:35 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Old Sarge
Another headline, different day: Obama supporters slay 13 in Chicago over the weekend.
28 posted on 09/28/2012 6:38:38 AM PDT by Boojum
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To: MestaMachine

“Something is missing here. Doesn’t feel right.”

Precisely what I was going to post. “Mentally Ill”!?, “Defense Contractor”!?. Gun, shoot, violence.

As horrible, and sad as this is I have to call BS on this article.

It seems to be a crisis that Leftist gun grabbers, Leftist interests cannot let go to waste.


29 posted on 09/28/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Fennie

Congratulations, Mainstream Media. Your “Operation: Demoralize” just yielded its’ first casualties. . .


30 posted on 09/28/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I see it a little differently. This man was a defense contractor and his wife worked for a company that had ties to the intelligence community. They both had security clearances. What did he/they know about a possible second Obama term that would cause him to think that suicide and murder of his family was a better option?

I understand that according to the source, he had mental issues but I also understand the man was a wealthy professional. Given that information, he couldn't have been a total nut job.

31 posted on 09/28/2012 6:53:14 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I know I'm cynical, but I see a subtle message here: The folks who don't like Obama are a bizarre and violent bunch. Don't be a hater! Vote Democrat!

It's not so subtle. You know the msm will play this to the hilt.

32 posted on 09/28/2012 7:02:32 AM PDT by bgill
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To: liberalh8ter

“...couldn’t have been a total nut job.”

Four corpses in the house is pretty “total!”

After reading the article, seems like the question should be “What was his Freeper name?!!!”


33 posted on 09/28/2012 7:07:05 AM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: liberalh8ter

Loosen your tinfoil... there’s a goodly number of wackjobs in defense contracting like anywhere else. And clearances are not the most difficult thing to get.

Been in the defense trenches for 2 decades.


34 posted on 09/28/2012 7:09:48 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I’m not wearing tinfoil....I’m looking at the upside-down reality surrounding us. Have you noticed that nothing adds up? I’m not advocating or making excuses for what this man did; I’m merely suggesting that there might be something he knew that terrified him and might terrify even the soundest of minds. Think about it; why are we capitulating to those who are our enemies?


35 posted on 09/28/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

You think money keeps you from being depressed?


36 posted on 09/28/2012 7:43:40 AM PDT by stellaluna
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To: Fennie

Sad thing to happen but I would research their background first before I start calling sides. Don’t forget the MOOSElim in the White House said it was the movie not al-Queda that killed four Americans.


37 posted on 09/28/2012 7:52:52 AM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: MulberryDraw

LSM lies in polling data killed this family.
///
certainly an accessory.

Founding Fathers protected a free press.
not a press that is the dedicated arm,
of one party, that deliberately lies,
and covers up.
(Edwards? for 2 years? if they hide things like that so well, what other things don’t we even know about yet?)


38 posted on 09/28/2012 8:09:01 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: procrustes

Maybe I’m wrong here but from my own perspective, FReepers don’t go forwarding emails willy nilly to friends/relatives/associates saying “did you see this” several times a day every day.

Participating in a forum gets better communication.

Doesn’t sound like his wife’s family particularly liked the man to begin with.


39 posted on 09/28/2012 8:12:07 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: MestaMachine
Something is missing here. Doesn’t feel right.

Yep. Wealthy defense contractor caps family and self...because Obama might (might?) get reelected?

This is someone who should have the wherewithal and contacts to relocate to a friendly country.

So what did he know, what was he working on, and did he find out something he wasn't going to keep quiet about (speculation about possible near-future misdeeds he might have been privy to by this administration is rife)?

The "mental illness" part is an aggressive defense against any letters sent out 'in the event of my sudden demise'.

40 posted on 09/28/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: stellaluna
Absolutely not. I know some really rich folks who are miserable. Again, I'm merely wondering if he knows something the rest of us don't.
41 posted on 09/28/2012 8:30:53 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: a fool in paradise

If he was not one, (a Freeper) perhaps he should have been.

Some here are quite rational and helpful. (Others, not so much.......)

Politics, world affairs, news, etc. really needs to be taken with a grain of salt. (or maybe a whole sack of it!!)


42 posted on 09/28/2012 8:43:10 AM PDT by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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To: procrustes

Difficult time to retain sanity what with the talking heads on the boob box repeatedly making up quotes and taking things out of context and running all stories by the DNC before going to broadcast.

I tuned it out 4 years ago (tv died and I didn’t replace it).

It was bad enough in the 1990s when I caught myself encountering an internal “political correctness” censor trying to match the proper phrasing of things in public (mailperson et al).

Even if you reject their message, you are constantly bombarded with it by the idiot box in television ads and teasers for the nightly news as well as comedy programs.


43 posted on 09/28/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Fennie

Do you ever respond to anything you post or do you post and run?


44 posted on 09/28/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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