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Police: Father Killed Children, Wife, Self In Home
www.wftv.com ^ | June 16, 2009 | WFTV

Posted on 06/16/2009 11:29:20 AM PDT by inflorida

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- According to detectives, a 41-year-old man murdered his wife and two young children, before killing himself.

"We have found a firearm, which is a clear indication of what we believe is a homicide-suicide," Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said.

The father is identified as John Wood who officers say killed his wife Cindy, 40, and his two children, 12-year-old Aubrey and 10-year-old Dillon.

The tragic incident happened inside a house in the exclusive, gated Heathrow community in Lake Mary.

The Heathrow neighborhood is quiet and upscale, neighbors say and unaccustomed to violence. The entire Wood family was found dead in their home at 1214 Trentwood Court (see map) Monday by a cleaning lady.

Devastation was written unmistakably on the faces of family and friends who showed up to Trentwood Court Monday afternoon.

The small brown home, tucked on the end of a cul-de-sac in the pricey neighborhood became the scene of a horrific murder-suicide.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: crime; culturalentropy

1 posted on 06/16/2009 11:29:20 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida

Prayers up for the innocents in this horror.


2 posted on 06/16/2009 11:31:29 AM PDT by ASOC (Who IS that fat lady, and why is she singing?????)
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To: inflorida

Piece of garbage. Uhg, I probably need to go to confession because of all the thoughts that are running through my head right now. I can’t repeat them on this forum.


3 posted on 06/16/2009 11:32:52 AM PDT by oldvike
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To: inflorida
Back in 2004, John and Cindy Wood filed for bankruptcy. They had two mortgages on their Trentwood Court home and over $100,000 in debt on 17 credit cards. The Wood family had recently lost $2,500 gambling in Vegas.

When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

4 posted on 06/16/2009 11:33:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: inflorida

Dude, shoot yourself first. Leave the wife and kids out of it. If you’re that depressed or that big of a loser, snuff yourself. But don’t take it out on the innocents.


5 posted on 06/16/2009 11:35:42 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (America is the best -- 20 million illegal immigrants can't be wrong.)
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To: inflorida

y’know, i really wish these freaks would just start with themselves. you want to kill a bunch of innocent people and yourself? K, start with you first.


6 posted on 06/16/2009 11:36:15 AM PDT by madamemayhem (there are only two places in the world: over here and over there.)
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To: oldvike

Rumor has it that his wife was a big shopper (weekly Saks trips, etc) and had possibly also been talking of leaving him and taking the kids. Some adultery has been rumored as well.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 11:37:20 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida
How absolutely horrible.

Prayers for all remaining family and friends.

...unimaginable...

8 posted on 06/16/2009 11:37:27 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

My sentiments exactly.


9 posted on 06/16/2009 11:37:29 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What is it with these guys?....file for bankruptcy, go on welfare if you have to...but taking out your whole family?


10 posted on 06/16/2009 11:39:07 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (First Atlas Shrugged, now he's screaming his a$$ off.)
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To: TChris

I will never understand why these people even take out the kids. Just sick. Ironically he didn’t kill the two family dogs who were found lying next to the dead kids.


11 posted on 06/16/2009 11:39:10 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: brooklyn dave
What is it with these guys?....file for bankruptcy, go on welfare if you have to...but taking out your whole family?

Narcissistic pride.

12 posted on 06/16/2009 11:39:56 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: inflorida
We have found a firearm, which is a clear indication of what we believe is a homicide-suicide

Odd way of wording that. Prayers for the children. Whatever problems the parents might have had, there is no excuse to do this to the children. They filed bankruptcy 5 years ago, yet they have racked up another $100K on 17 cards and he has the nerve to go gambling?!? Sounds like dad had some major problems that no one's talking about. Another oddity is why is the LE looking at the blood splatters on everyone's computer and why so if they were each in different rooms? I feel for the dogs not being taken in by the relatives, that's just wrong.

13 posted on 06/16/2009 11:41:17 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: oldvike

Amen. This is only the beginning. Back in the crash of 29, most of the folks who were affected were stockbrokers, and many of them jumped out of the windows or killed themselves. The families were spared due to the moral value system of the day.

Today, we have a valueless (kill it if it is inconvenient) society, and the regular joes have leveraged themselves into the lifestyle that was reserved only for the very wealthy this time around. The ramifications of this will probably be horrific, and we are only witnessing the beginning. It takes time for the financial fallout to all these unemployed to hit. They may have some savings, or access to a credit line, family who will help out in the short run but as time goes on they are unable to continue helping. Work will be harder and harder to come by, government benefits run out or become unavailable due to budget constraints, and the hopelessness sets in.

Most women justify abortion by saying that they wouldn’t want anyone else to raise their kid, but they can’t either so it is more “humane” to kill them in the womb. Where does that line of thinking take you when your kids are hungry, homeless, and you don’t have any prospects to deal with it? Yes, I fear, this is just the beginning of these stories. Pray for our country......


14 posted on 06/16/2009 11:41:27 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

I’m so tired of these chickenguano losers who murder their entire families bcause of DAD’S screwups.

Hey, Dad! A few newsflashes:

1) We all screw up sometimes. No one is perfect.
2) Whatever you did, it’s NOT the end of the world.
3) Whatever you did, your wife probably had nothing to do with it, and your kids most DEFINITELY had nothing to do with it.
4) The wife and kids will probably do just fine without you, if you want to take the cowardly way out.


15 posted on 06/16/2009 11:42:50 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (America is the best -- 20 million illegal immigrants can't be wrong.)
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To: inflorida

How tragic.


16 posted on 06/16/2009 11:44:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bgill

Another fact was that the house cleaners found them! Ugh, if you are that far in debt and your wife isn’t working, why the heck did they still have a housekeeper? Probably had a pool and lawn service as well.


17 posted on 06/16/2009 11:44:50 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: inflorida; null and void; autumnraine; Tax-chick

Rumored. How unfair and wrong of you to spread that with nothing more to go on than unsubstantiated rumors. You should have heard the vile and untrue things my ex accused me of, fortunately he DID start with himself.
He killed himself last year, leaving me and our sons safe from his mentally ill self.


18 posted on 06/16/2009 11:46:04 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (We can't control the wind... but we can adjust the sails.)
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To: inflorida

Caviar taste on a sardine budget. Totally out of control.


19 posted on 06/16/2009 11:46:35 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Shimmer1

I said rumored because that is what it was. This is from a local site that the neighbors post on and what friends had mentioned. I am sure more will come out in the end and of course in now way does it justify what this creep did, even if the rumors do prove true.


20 posted on 06/16/2009 11:48:53 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: beaversmom

I sometimes wonder if there are people who truly don’t understand how to handle money, whether they are rich or poor. I mean, almost like an addiction, the spending gets out of control.


21 posted on 06/16/2009 11:50:28 AM PDT by inflorida
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To: Choose Ye This Day
...your wife probably had nothing to do with it,..

Unless she was the one running up the 100 grand credit cards and insisting on mortgaging the house again to support the standard of living to which she had become accustomed.

No excuse for him to do what he did but the woman ain't always innocent.

22 posted on 06/16/2009 11:50:44 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Endeavor to persevere.)
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To: Shimmer1

Sorry that you had to go through that. I am also sorry for your loss. I understand that he was insulting and whatever words you would like to use but it is a loss just the same especially for your kids. God Bless you!!!


23 posted on 06/16/2009 11:51:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: inflorida
Rumor has it that his wife was a big shopper (weekly Saks trips, etc) and had possibly also been talking of leaving him and taking the kids. Some adultery has been rumored as well.

If this is true it may well justify him leaving her.It may even represent an understandable reason why he might kill himself.But it does *not* justify him killing his kids.Or even her.

Not for a minute.

24 posted on 06/16/2009 11:52:36 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: inflorida

Don’t care how bad things were between the parents, I can’t imagine it ever being bad enough to kill the kids like that.


25 posted on 06/16/2009 11:55:41 AM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: Gay State Conservative

If this is true it may well justify him leaving her.It may even represent an understandable reason why he might kill himself.But it does *not* justify him killing his kids.Or even her. Not for a minute.

I completely agree. It infuriates me to keep reading these stories where one family member takes the whole group out. If life sucks for dad, do it like the old days when they jumped out of buildings.

26 posted on 06/16/2009 11:57:03 AM PDT by inflorida
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