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Police identify victims in Mason shooting [Prayer Request for Freeper's Critically Injured Friend]
New Hampshire Eagle Tribune.com ^ | September 15, 2011

Posted on 09/17/2011 1:32:36 PM PDT by Hildy

NEWTON — Authorities yesterday identified the three people former town treasurer Jennifer Gaines shot and injured Monday in Mason before turning the gun on herself.

One is 53-year-old Karl Thordkildsen, the father of her two children. Also shot was Mary Meacher, 53, of Mason and a girl who is relative of Meacher. Her name was not released because she is a juvenile.

State police and Hillsborough County Attorney Dennis Hogan would not reveal the relationship between the four people, saying only that Gaines and Thordkildsen had children together.

But Newton residents who knew the couple said they had been married for years and lived on North Main Street before moving in the last year or two. Hogan said Gaines, 60, recently moved to Derry and Thordkildsen was living in Mason.

Police responded to the home at 317 Old Ashby Road in Mason about 10 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call for a domestic dispute.

Gaines died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The three victims were taken to area hospitals with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Their medical conditions were not available. Mason police and state police are still investigating the incident.

News of the shootings shocked residents of Newton, where Gaines was well known as a former town treasurer, School Board member and community volunteer.

Thordkildsen is described by residents, including Selectman Raymond Thayer, as a quiet man who usually stayed at home. He is also a skilled craftsman who makes bass guitars, Thayer said.

"He wasn't active in the community," he said. "He mostly kept to himself.

Thayer knew Gaines for more than 20 years, as did Planning Chairman and Sanborn Regional School Board member Jim Doggett.

Doggett, who also described as Thordkildsen as quiet, served on the School Board with Gaines for several years. He was especially surprised to hear about the shootings because he said Gaines was strongly opposed to guns.

"This is so completely out of the mold," he said.


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Please pray for my friend, Mary Meacher, who was the victim of this crime. On September 5th she wrote on her FACEBOOK page that she and her 13 year old daughter were moving to New Hampshire to be with her soulmate, Karl. We all were so happy for her. A very wonderful woman. Her daughter was shot in the hand and is going to be fine. Karl was shot three times and is home recuperating from his wounds.

Mary was shot in the face and cannot speak.

1 posted on 09/17/2011 1:32:38 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Prayers here for your friend’s recovery. What a horrifying tale.


2 posted on 09/17/2011 2:51:23 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: Hildy

Sounds like a jilted lover taking revenge on the new competition. Did
Mary realize she was in this position? I hope all of them recover.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 3:22:26 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Hildy

How awful! I’m sorry to hear this Hildy and you have my prayers. I pray that your friend makes a full recovery and that Karl and the child will be all right. Terrible news.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 3:35:25 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Hildy

Very shocking. May God grant healing to the injured, and may they be comforted by the presence and concern of those who love them. Dear Lord, please extend you blessings to these dear ones who need You.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 4:05:50 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:5)
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To: Myrddin

I have no idea what she knew or didn’t know. Just tragic all around.


6 posted on 09/17/2011 4:55:41 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Hildy

Prayers for your FRiends, Hildy.


7 posted on 09/17/2011 5:13:28 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Hildy

Prayers for them.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 7:46:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Hildy

Prayers for Mary and for all who were traumatized by this incident.


9 posted on 09/17/2011 7:58:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Hildy; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
 
 
Catholic Prayer Ping!
 
Please send me a FReepmail to be added or taken off the Catholic Prayer Ping List.
 
Please address your prayers to Hildy;

10 posted on 09/17/2011 8:02:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Hildy

How very sad. Prayers up for Mary’s full recovery and for all involved.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 8:15:59 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Salvation

Prayer bump


12 posted on 09/17/2011 8:20:12 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Hildy
This would be shocking for you, and you and your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers. It's a tough one, it's not unprecedented for a woman to shoot someone historically, like the 1800's, but very rare. Now there are more of them with multiple victims.

May God put his Loving Arms around your friend, strengthen her for the difficulties that surely lie ahead, and let her recover to a life free from pain, emotional scars and severe disfigurement. May God in His infinite wisdom bring a greater good from such an evil deed.

13 posted on 09/17/2011 8:24:43 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Hildy

Just awful. Prayers sent, Hildy, for all of them, especially your friend.


14 posted on 09/17/2011 9:26:10 PM PDT by Melian ("I can't spare this [wo]man; [s]he fights!" (Apologies to Abe Lincoln) Go, Sarah!)
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To: Salvation

Prayers up!


15 posted on 09/17/2011 9:39:00 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4)
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To: johngrace; All

Thank you all for your prayers.


16 posted on 09/17/2011 10:08:12 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: Hildy

Prayers UP.


17 posted on 09/17/2011 11:15:01 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Hildy

prayers


18 posted on 09/18/2011 2:13:40 AM PDT by aimee5291
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To: Myrddin

jilted lover

&&
The shooter was/had been married to the man....


19 posted on 09/18/2011 5:06:44 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: Hildy

Prayers up for all of the shooting victims.


20 posted on 09/18/2011 5:07:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: Hildy

Prayers for Mary.


21 posted on 09/18/2011 5:09:10 AM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Hildy

Prayers for Mary are on the way. Please keep us posted, friend.


22 posted on 09/18/2011 9:32:09 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: Hildy

Lord, with saints in heaven we pray for the recovery of the victims, Mary and her daughter and Karl. We also pray that Thou hast mercy on their suicidal attacker.

In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


23 posted on 09/18/2011 9:55:11 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Hildy
Prayers up for Mary, the other victims and their families.

Notre père, qui êtes aux cieux!
Que votre nom soit sanctificié. Que votre règne vienne.
Que votre volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.
Donnez-nous aujourd'hui notre poindre ce jour.
Pardonnez-nous nos offenses, comme nous pardonnons aussi a ceux, qui nous ont offensés,
et ne nous soumetez pas à la tentation, mais délivrez-nous du mal.
Car c'est à toi qu'appartiènne, le régne, la puissance et la gloire, pour les siècles des siècles.
Amen.

Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grâces,
le Seigneur est avec vous, vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes,
et Jésus le fruit de vos entrailles est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant, et à l'heure de notre mort. Ainsi-soit-il.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

24 posted on 09/18/2011 10:58:51 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Hildy

Prayers for God’s blessings.


25 posted on 09/18/2011 1:08:30 PM PDT by ex-snook ("above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Hildy

Prayers lifted for you, your friend and to all involved.

May God’s grace bring healing and some comfort.
Tatt


26 posted on 09/18/2011 1:15:21 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Hildy

I’m so sorry. Prayers.


27 posted on 09/22/2011 5:22:58 AM PDT by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012!)
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