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Report: Marie Moore left notes apologizing for murder-suicide
Orlando Sentinel ^

Posted on 04/07/2009 1:50:22 PM PDT by Chet 99

The woman who killed her son at a Casselberry gun range, then turned her gun on herself, left a notes at her home apologizing for sending "my son to heaven and myself to hell.''

In a report on WESH-TV.com, Moore addressed one note to "King," and wrote: "I had to save my son and send myself to hell."

Two notes are signed "Failed Queen," according to the report.

Evidence from Monday morning's horrific murder-suicide -- captured on security video from the gun range -- indicated Marie Moore, 44, intentionally shot her 20-year-old son, Mitchell, while they apparently were enjoying target practice. Both are from Altamonte Springs.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: murdersuicide

1 posted on 04/07/2009 1:50:22 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: All

There is a video of the actual murder/suicide at the link. I won’t watch it.


2 posted on 04/07/2009 1:50:53 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

why would anyone want to watch that?


3 posted on 04/07/2009 1:53:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: VeniVidiVici

Neighborhood update.


4 posted on 04/07/2009 1:54:27 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Chet 99
There are restrictions about gun ownership in some cases of mental incompetence, but that would not stop a person from renting a gun at a shooting range, McNeil said.

Groan................

5 posted on 04/07/2009 1:55:05 PM PDT by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: cowboyway

Exactly, most ranges will not allow you to rent if your are at the range by yourself...


6 posted on 04/07/2009 2:00:19 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Chet 99

I was surprised it was on there, I didn’t realize it actually showed the shooting (didn’t imagine they would post it). It doesn’t really show anything gory however, as it is jumpy (not every frame shows). It’s disturbing of course.


7 posted on 04/07/2009 2:05:08 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: MD_Willington_1976
Many years ago (1972) I worked at an indoor range. Two young men came in and one rented a .38 and bought a bag of reloads. His friend sat down in the visitors area and we suppose nodded off to sleep. About 35 rounds later the range officer was shocked to see a young man flying backwards out of his partitioned area. The fellow had turned the gun on himself and put a wad cutter in his heart.

Later the police talked to the friend who said. Yeah he had talked about shooting himself since his girlfriend had broken up with him.

8 posted on 04/07/2009 2:12:59 PM PDT by Deepest South
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To: Chet 99

Jesus Christ save them both.

I guess or hope she had diminished insight. I don’t want her to be damned.


9 posted on 04/07/2009 2:13:06 PM PDT by agere_contra (So ... where's the birth certificate?)
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To: Chet 99

Man, what is wrong with people? If you wanna go out, do us a favor and take out some gangbangers for us or something.


10 posted on 04/07/2009 2:15:03 PM PDT by lado
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To: SE Mom

Thanks for the ping.

Hopefully those audio tapes will give some more insight.

I doubt she was “banned” as some reports say. To rent, you go in there, fill out a form and select the gun. There is no computer entry or db checked.

She was Baker Acted in 2002. Assuming this is the last time she actually went to the range I doubt anyone working there was there in 2002.


11 posted on 04/07/2009 2:15:53 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrats want nationalized health care? I'll take the coverage Congress has. Nothing less.)
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To: Chet 99

The one person you should be able to trust turning your back to....


12 posted on 04/07/2009 2:16:47 PM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: Chet 99

What was the supposed reason behind her killing her son???? I don’t get it.


13 posted on 04/07/2009 2:21:04 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Chet 99

I got to be the unlucky guy standing next to a suicide attempt at a gun range last month. Not fun. They took the guy away on a stretcher, and thanks to hospital privacy laws, I can’t find out what happened to him. The local paper had a blurb about the incident, then nothing.


14 posted on 04/07/2009 2:27:03 PM PDT by Rinnwald (I am Soros.)
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To: Paved Paradise

I bet she had financial troubles and felt she couldn’t provide for him. Yes, I know he’s 20 and could fend for himself, but she wasn’t rationale.


15 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:49 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: Rinnwald

That’s terrible!


16 posted on 04/07/2009 2:28:54 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Paved Paradise
What was the supposed reason behind her killing her son???? I don’t get it.

Nobody knows. Nobody can even conjecture as there has not been any hint of bad blood between them that has surfaced. This was just totally out of the blue.

It has been said mom was having mental issues, and that she had even been "banned" at this range. However, I find it hard to believe her son would take her to the range for some mom/son time if he even had the slightest hint she could be capable of doing something like this.

17 posted on 04/07/2009 2:29:13 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrats want nationalized health care? I'll take the coverage Congress has. Nothing less.)
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To: Rinnwald
I got to be the unlucky guy standing next to a suicide attempt at a gun range last month. Not fun. They took the guy away on a stretcher, and thanks to hospital privacy laws, I can’t find out what happened to him. The local paper had a blurb about the incident, then nothing.

Yeesh. I was unlucky enough to watch a guy jump to his death by jumping from a 10th floor balcony during Spring Break in Daytona in 1978. Head first into an alley. I agree that suicide is probably the most selfish act anyone could do.

You can check the police blotter for the call to the range. You can probably dig a little and get his name that way.

18 posted on 04/07/2009 2:33:05 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrats want nationalized health care? I'll take the coverage Congress has. Nothing less.)
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To: Rinnwald

Bet the range knows. At least their lawyer.


19 posted on 04/07/2009 2:33:39 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: Paved Paradise

“What was the supposed reason behind her killing her son???? I don’t get it.”

People are suddenly going nuts all over the country... it is almost like a story out of the X-Files.


20 posted on 04/07/2009 2:39:27 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Yes, it seems like an evil cloud has settled over the country since the Obamassiah has grabbed power and is enabling and signing every piece of paper that aids every heinous type of abortion known to man. Plus placing in positions of power those who are abortionists in full frock, - I remind myself that “when evil shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall raise up a standard against him”. I hope and pray so.


21 posted on 04/07/2009 2:53:56 PM PDT by Twinkie (HITLER WAS A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

The range was my first step. They claim not to know, and they don’t care to find out. The paper said the guy was a Russian immigrant living out of a van, so a lawsuit is unlikely.

The paper listed the hospital where he was sent. On advice from my pastor, I contacted the hospital chaplain. She couldn’t give out any information, not even if he is alive or dead, but said I could send a card to hospital services with his description. I sent a condolence card with my contact information, and that’s where it ended.


22 posted on 04/07/2009 2:55:14 PM PDT by Rinnwald (I am Soros.)
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Most likely regretting her wish. Whatever torments she had on earth are pale in comparison to pains of Hell. And Hell is forever. Any shouts of “I’m sorry” are too late now.

What an act of total selfishness!!!!!!!

Two mortal sins in the space of 5 seconds...and no time for remorse or asking for forgiveness. Now I know why Jesus weeps.


23 posted on 04/07/2009 2:55:50 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Chet 99

Fortunately, the video appears to be missing the more graphic frames. You see her standing behind her son, pointing her handgun at the back of his head, then in the next instant he’s completely out of the video frame. She steps most of the way out of the frame as she kills herself, so you don’t see anything gory, but it’s damned disturbing nonetheless. The poor guy next to them on the range will remember those images for the rest of his life.


24 posted on 04/07/2009 3:37:45 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Rinnwald

You’re a good egg.


25 posted on 04/07/2009 5:26:42 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Ayers Lied, People Died. No Justice, No Peace.)
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To: MD_Willington_1976
Exactly, most ranges will not allow you to rent if your are at the range by yourself...

That doesn't make a bit of sense.

Does that mean that they won't allow you to bring your own gun if you're by yourself?

26 posted on 04/08/2009 5:46:16 AM PDT by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: Chet 99

I was in Massachusetts last year and one of the ranges was closed due a similar incident where a woman rented a pistol and committed suicide.

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070222/NEWS/702220754/1008/NEWS02


27 posted on 04/08/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: cowboyway

You’re fine if you’re carrying your own...


28 posted on 04/08/2009 5:10:18 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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