Skip to comments.Police: Estranged daughter kills mother before being killed by her father
Posted on 09/30/2013 9:10:38 AM PDT by HojczykEdited on 09/30/2013 9:21:09 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Josephine Ruckinger had been estranged from family members for about 20 years.
She burst back into their lives briefly with deadly consequences.
Ruckinger and her husband, Jeffrey, both 43, broke into an Ashville, Pennsylvania, home, where they shot and killed her mother and brother, before being killed by Ruckinger's father, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
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The only type of person I can think of that would do that sort of thing is one who fell into society’s underworld.
I read this earlier this morning and thought it was one of the most horrible things I’ve ever heard of. What a tragedy for the father. He’s got to bury his whole family. What a terrible shame.
Another badly written story. It appears that 5 people were on the scene and that 4 of them were killed, but you have to sort of tease that out of the story.
Look for this to become a Lifetime Movie of the Week by St. Patty’s Day.
That’s St. “Paddy”, not “Patty”.
As in “paddy wagon”.
No. He may choose to bury his daughter, but he doesn’t have to.
The tragety is that he has to bury his wife and son. The perps, well it would be proper if they were hung out for the buzzards, but for his own self respect he may not do that.
Yes, first thing I thought of was “here come the screen writers”.
My first thought would be mental illness but the fact that the husband was involved leads me toward drugs and or money.
Why did they become estranged?
One has to wonder?
1. Could be the daughter was pissed off that the mommy and daddy didn’t give her any mone even though she was an adult...
2. Could be she was abused by one parent and blamed both parents one for abusing her and the other for not saying anything...
But probably in this day and age scenatio number 1 is far far more likely as people think they are always “owed” something....
Kill mom, dad and brother leaves you being the sole heir to the family finances. They figured they would go in, do the deed,burn the house then sit back, cry victim and collect inheritance.
The short form of Patrick is Paddy.
Read some of the inane comments from a gun grabber after article.
St Padraig (gaelic spelling)
Yeah, Paddy is short for Patrick. Patty isn’t. But Pat also is.
Her grievance could have been with the father and mother, but with the brother as well? That strains credulity. Daughter and her husband were on a mission to commit a capital crime, no matter what justification may have been in their minds. Father's actions, it appears to me, were classic self-defense.