Monday, June 20, 2011

Quiet husband shoots wife as kids watch, then turns gun on himself

32-year-old Nathaniel Gordon of Winslow, Maine shot and killed his wife Sarah as their two children, an 8-year-old son and a 9-year-old daughter watched. Neighbors said they never heard of saw any hint of trouble at the Gordon's home. And police report that while some family members said the Gordons argued often no paperwork was found indicating a divorce or separation and they had never been called to the home for a domestic violence dispute.
Nathaniel was a law abiding citizen with no criminal history. He was a warrant officer with the Maine Army National Guard and had served a tour of duty in Iraq. But a cousin said she noticed a change in Nathaniel when he returned from Iraq. "He went to war, and came back, and he was a little different, a little standoffish."
After shooting and killing his wife, Nathaniel lead police on a car chase that ended when spike mats were laid down that deflated at least one of the car's tires. Nathaniel then fired at least two shots inside his car before shooting and killing himself. The moving car struck the guardrail along the median where it came to a stop.

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a case of PTSD to me.

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  2. So what is your solution?

    You keep talking about folks like this, with the occasional complete lie thrown in, but you offer no information about what you would do differently.

    So, what do you change?

    Millions of people have served in Iraq/Afghanistan and other tours in war zones and they haven't killed people.

    How do you identify those that "might" do something?

    And even if you can identify those that "might" do something, are you recommending restricting their based on what they "might" do?

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  3. Bob,

    I tolerate your mono-question but I won't tolerate your false accusations. Watch what you write.

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  4. Where have I made a false accusation?

    I can shown that you have lied about "a law abiding citizen".

    I've called you on it and you haven't addressed it.

    How about you taking your own advice and watch what you write, eh Sparky?

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  5. Still waiting.

    Show me where I have made a false accusation.

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  6. Come on, step up and let's talk about it.

    You keep talking about folks like this, with the occasional complete lie thrown in, but you offer no information about what you would do differently.

    Are you saying this is a false accusation?

    Are you really sure you want to go there?

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  7. Two new posts up and still no response from you.

    Please point out where I have exactly made a false accusation.

    IF you can.

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