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More details on Christmas Eve massacre [L.A.]
abc7 ^ | December 30, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 12/30/2008 1:17:03 PM PST by La Enchiladita

COVINA, Calif. (KABC) -- Police said Bruce Pardo planned to kill even more people than the nine he killed that night, including his own mother.

...Police said Bruce Jeffrey Pardo expected to see his mother at the party and had intended to kill her as well because she sided with his ex-wife's family, but she had the flu and did not attend the party. ...

Pardo, 45, allegedly dressed up as Santa Claus and arrived at the party on Wednesday night armed with four guns. He fatally shot his ex-wife Sylvia Pardo, her parents, two brothers and their wives, her sister and a nephew. He then set the house on fire and committed suicide hours later at his brother's house in Sylmar.

...Pardo's body was discovered by his brother around 3:30 a.m. Thursday at Pardo's brother's Sylmar home. Pardo had a single gunshot wound to his head. Authorities found $17,000 on Pardo's body, and a plane ticket for a flight from Los Angeles to Moline, Illinois. It was originally reported that the plane ticket was for a flight to Canada. ...

On Saturday, police located a second car that Pardo had rented. Fearing it may be booby-trapped like the first car, a bomb squad was called in to investigate. The vehicle was not booby-trapped, and inside, police found a map of Mexico, water bottles, a gas canister, two computers and some wrapped Christmas gifts, evidence that Pardo may have been headed to Mexico. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: brucejeffreypardo; christmasmassacre; pardo
The whole thing is truly beyond comprehension.
1 posted on 12/30/2008 1:17:03 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Just wait; we’ll get some guys here in a second who’ll say it’s his ex’s fault...


2 posted on 12/30/2008 1:23:03 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Absolutely chilling....and yes, this is “beyond comprehension” for those of us who are not evil.


3 posted on 12/30/2008 1:23:44 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: La Enchiladita

I can’t help wondering how differently things might have tunred out if someone, ANYONE, at that party had taken their own inalienable right to self-defense and protection of one’s loved ones as seriously as do the people who live in my house.


4 posted on 12/30/2008 1:24:45 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I keep seeing people interviewed on local news, saying what a nice guy he was... they couldn’t imagine him doing this, blablabla. There HAD to be signs. Or else, he was so evil he was a Jekyll and Hyde. There is abundant evidence here of extensive and careful (cold-blooded) planning.


5 posted on 12/30/2008 1:29:06 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)
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To: La Enchiladita

One time to be grateful you had the flu.


6 posted on 12/30/2008 1:29:56 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: La Enchiladita
...Police said Bruce Jeffrey Pardo expected to see his mother at the party and had intended to kill her as well because she sided with his ex-wife's family, but she had the flu and did not attend the party. ...

Admittedly, I haven't followed this any deeper than the headlines, but it seems to me that if your own mother is siding with the ex's family, maybe it's time for a long, hard, critical look in the mirror.

7 posted on 12/30/2008 1:30:49 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
...we’ll get some guys here in a second who’ll say it’s his ex’s fault...

That's silly. Everyone knows it's Bush's Fault.

8 posted on 12/30/2008 1:32:00 PM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: JRios1968

Dadgummit, you’re right.


9 posted on 12/30/2008 1:34:05 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Deplore the profligate scattering of corpses!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Sounds like it was his wife’s fault. She left him...alive, and running loose. /s


10 posted on 12/30/2008 1:42:39 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: ApplegateRanch

The Ultimate Dirty Santa.


11 posted on 12/30/2008 1:51:11 PM PST by job
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To: La Enchiladita

Divorce is tough on all involved. Apparently the guy had lost his job, his family and his dog.

I have had such feelings before from the grief of a break up but, never actually followed through. I guess that’s what makes me different from this guy.


12 posted on 12/30/2008 1:52:12 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: JRios1968
That's silly. Everyone knows it's Bush's Fault.

How silly. - Everyone - even 173,953 well respected scientists - knows that its Global Warming.


13 posted on 12/30/2008 1:54:16 PM PST by bill1952 (McCain and the GOP were worthless)
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To: wolfcreek

There used to be a popular comic strip, in the ‘50s and ‘60s, which included the line, “the urge to kill,” which would pop up when someone was beyond irritated. Of course, it was never acted on.

We all go through tough times, at least most of us, and there tends to be that pile-up effect when they happen.

However, I don’t see how mass murder and fleeing to Mexico was going to make it any better for this guy. He went beyond suffering and misery to a truly evil place. Most of us have a prohibition within against “going there.”


14 posted on 12/30/2008 1:59:08 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)
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To: wolfcreek

Divorce is tough on all involved. Apparently the guy had lost his job, his family and his dog.

I have had such feelings before from the grief of a break up but, never actually followed through. I guess that’s what makes me different from this guy.
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yeah..me too wolf...even the mother siding with the ex.
Can blow your mind if you haven’t really done anything worthy of such treatment. BUT I didn’t act on my emotions...did I have LOTS of emotions? Yes....but controlled them. There is always tomorrow and one always hopes tomorrow will be better. I guess this guy didn’t feel that way. PLUS God would have been really really angry with me!! :) “What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”


15 posted on 12/30/2008 1:59:08 PM PST by briarbey b (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: briarbey b
“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

Amen! (and freer)

16 posted on 12/30/2008 2:10:59 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: briarbey b

>>“What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”<<

Actually in this case I have to agree with Heath Ledger.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stranger.”


17 posted on 12/30/2008 2:13:33 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: La Enchiladita

“Most of us have a prohibition within against “going there.””

Thank God! We need that anger to fight the evil that’s a comin.


18 posted on 12/30/2008 2:14:07 PM PST by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: wolfcreek
Apparently the guy had lost his job, his family and his dog.

And was too stupid and uptight to write a song about it, and cash in.

Maybe if only he had also owned a beater pickup....

19 posted on 12/30/2008 2:14:24 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: netmilsmom

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stranger.”
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Don’t say that!! lol I’m actually starting to feel somewhat sane again although I can’t imagine WHY!!! lol


20 posted on 12/30/2008 2:15:56 PM PST by briarbey b (There is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: briarbey b

Oh believe me! That was not meant for you but for Pardo!


21 posted on 12/30/2008 2:21:12 PM PST by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Just wait; we’ll get some guys here in a second who’ll say it’s his ex’s fault...

When, after months of planning, you put on the Santa suit, spark up the flamethrower and start shooting children in the face, setting in motion an event that culminates in a blood-soaked inferno, you’re no longer allowed to use the sympathetic "evil bitch screwed me in the divorce." argument.

22 posted on 12/30/2008 2:23:55 PM PST by Drew68
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To: WayneS

One gun could have saved a lot of lives that day.


23 posted on 12/30/2008 3:07:48 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: WayneS

If they had, they wouldn’t be living in Los Angeles.

NOTHING is worth giving up the right to self defense, and that’s what you have to do in CA.


24 posted on 12/30/2008 4:29:35 PM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

No, it is his ex’s and mom’s fault!


25 posted on 12/30/2008 4:31:16 PM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: LongElegantLegs
There's no excuse for committing acts of violence against innocent people. I do believe the treatment men receive in divorce court contributes to the acts of violence we see. I watched my father get thrown out of his own house with the clothes he had on his back and $300 in his checking account. He worked two jobs all his life and gave everything he earned to raising four children. They treated him like dirt even though it was my mother who had an affair and filed for divorce. The system treated him like a criminal while it took 70 percent of everything he had. This could cause some people to act out in anger and frustration. My father went out and bought a convertible sports car and motorcycle, but sometimes good people lose control and turn violent.
26 posted on 12/30/2008 5:15:30 PM PST by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: peeps36
Did it ever occur to you that often men are divorced because their wives eventually realise how sick and potentially dangerous they were?

First you say “There's no excuse for committing acts of violence against innocent people.”
The balance of your post excuses violence, because you can “understand” it, under certain circumstances, approved by yourself.

Care to make up your mind?

If you have a spouse, hopefully your spouse is paying attention to what you post online...

LOL!

27 posted on 12/30/2008 6:19:00 PM PST by sarasmom (Buyers Remorse Date : Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.)
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To: sarasmom

I’m not excusing the acts. I’m just saying what contributes to those acts.


28 posted on 12/30/2008 6:22:45 PM PST by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: peeps36
No, you are not “just saying”.

Peep closely into a mirror peeps36.

This particular mass murderer was not a “victim” of an imaginary, evil, anti-male divorce court. Nor can his ex-wife be blamed for his evil actions.

Obviously.

The list of innocent victims includes his former wife.
And also his abandoned brain damaged child, and the mother of that child.

May I suggest to you that whenever you feel the urge to type “I'm just saying”....that you instantly stop posting, put the keyboard down, and back slowly away from your computor.

29 posted on 12/30/2008 7:08:14 PM PST by sarasmom (Buyers Remorse Date : Place your bets ladies and gentlemen.)
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To: peeps36

Don’t compare your father’s case with Pardo’s. Pardo’s wife wasn’t cheating, and she didn’t ask for more than her due, in fact, she asked for far less.

FWIW, if you’ve been paying attention to updates, Pardo started planning his “Christmas party” in June. He wasn’t fired from his job ( for cause, for falsifying documents, an offense other employers also canned him for) until July.

In this case it wasn’t the wife’s fault; he’s the one who changed after marriage, and he’s the one who was the liar.


30 posted on 12/30/2008 10:12:58 PM PST by SarahW
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To: SarahW

SarahW, thanks for filling us in on the timeline. I was wondering when these events happened in Pardo’s life vs. when he started the “planning.”

Also, was he ever married before, or just this one-year marriage at age 44? There has to be more background on this guy.


31 posted on 12/31/2008 12:48:32 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)
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To: La Enchiladita

Sylvia was his first marriage partner.

He, according to some published reports and some comments from purported former co-workers and girlfriends tended to play the field with younger women.
But he did get near the altar a couple of times.

He told one girlfriend that he had left a girl at the altar, and broken off an engagement with another (and seemed to be pleased with himself for doing so).

A co-worker seems to have a similar story - and posted that Pardo left one woman standing at the altar, ( coworker was invited to the wedding) to her shock an humiliation, never having let on to anyone, including her, that he wasn’t in love and wanting to get married.
He cleaned out their joint account they had a blew town for a month, (leaving her with bills and all the wedding expenses.)

He returned a month later to his place of work (JPL) and acted like nothing strange had happened, and could not understand that he no longer had a job there.

Another girlfriend from his much earlier college days says that Bruce was a fun boyfriend at first, but handled resentment at her refusing to sleep with him with passive-aggressive payback...setting up or agreeing to dates cheerfully, and then failing to show up. Never said when he was upset or mad...he just exacted his revenge. So she found him too frustrating a partner and quit dating him.


32 posted on 12/31/2008 1:05:39 PM PST by SarahW
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To: SarahW

Those women, the previous girlfriends and fiancees (and their families), are fortunate to have escaped the cold-blooded killer.

I wonder how he finally got to the altar. Beware of persons who easily become resentful or nurture vendettas. I had a neighbor like that a few years ago, very vindictive re the slightest thing. I thank God he didn’t act out worse than he did. These types are powder kegs waiting to blow.

The TV news has stopped mentioning him, so maybe you found this about his past online?


33 posted on 01/02/2009 3:29:06 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Gloria in Excelsis Deo)
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