Skip to comments.2-year-old, 3 others dead in La. murder-suicide
Posted on 09/06/2009 2:52:14 AM PDT by robomatik
HOLDEN, La. (AP) - A man shot his estranged wife, son and 2-year-old grandson to death and critically wounded his pregnant daughter-in-law at their rural Louisiana home, then killed himself as police tried to pull over his car 20 minutes later, authorities said.
The shootings appeared to stem from an ongoing dispute between 50-year-old Dennis Carter Sr. and his wife, Donna Carter, who had a restraining order against him, said Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Chief of Operations Perry Rushing.
Police were called to the home in Holden, about 30 miles east of Baton Rouge, around 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Donna Carter, 49, and Dennis Carter Jr., 26, were dead inside. Dennis Carter Jr.'s wife, Amber Carter, was badly hurt and their son, Mason Carter, 2, was found dead outside.
Rushing said it appeared Amber and Mason Carter managed to escape out a second-floor window but it was not clear if Dennis Carter Sr. shot them inside or followed them outside and shot them there.
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Looks like more human tragedy fodder for the gun grabbers who will be saying “we need more gun control!”
I always wonder what the point of a restraining order is if someone wants to seriously harm and possibly kill you. Obviously they have no regard for the law if they are willing to harm and possibly kill you, so what is going to make them obey a court document that says they can’t come near you?
I want to add that this case is absolutely devastating, and how cold can someone be to shoot his own son, his son’s pregnant spouse, and his two year old grandchild. All I can do is offer prayers for their souls and the family left behind. It says the son’s wife is critical, but hopefully she and her baby survive.
A law enforcement friend of mine says that a restraining order is only good for those who would stay away without one. Anyone who is determined to harm the person who took out the restraining order against him is not going to be stopped by a little piece of paper.
A restraining order isn’t worth the price of the piece of paper it’s printed on when someone wants to get you.