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Posted 3/1/2013 by Donna in GA in NSBR Board

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Posted: 3/1/2013 5:32:29 AM
8 1/2 years ago the father of a former student tried to kill his family as they slept by stabbing them in their sleep. He stabbed the oldest son, who was in the 8th grade at the time, first and then left him to go do the same to the other two children and his wife. The oldest son was not dead and managed to get up and fight off his father and rescue the family. The man has been in prison since then, but is getting out today.

The mother is terrified for her family. She is also very concerned for the stress level of the youngest child who still lives at home. This child was diagnosed with Crohn's disease just 3 months after her father tried to kill her. She has a very severe form of the disease and has lost her entire large intestine. She has been homebound instructed throughout 4 years of high school because of her numerous surgeries. She has almost died several times in the last 4 years.

Please pray that this horrible man will stay very far away from his family and that they can have some peace.

Thank you.

Thank you all so much for the prayers for this family. The mother posted an update just a bit ago thanking everyone for their prayer and support. She also let us know that her own mother had been admitted to the hospital yesterday for breathing problems and a CT scan today showed several large masses in her lungs. She will see a cancer doctor on Monday. It seems like there is no end to the challenges this family is having to face. Please continue to pray for them!

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Posted: 3/1/2013 5:35:23 AM
How awful! Prayers said.

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Posted: 3/1/2013 5:36:01 AM
Oh, that is terrible! Praying that this man will stay far, far away. Praying for peace for this family and that the stress of this situation does not affect the health of this girl any longer.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 5:37:27 AM
I will pray for the family and their safety. That is so scary.

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Posted: 3/1/2013 6:33:33 AM
praying! I can't even imagine being in that situation!

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Posted: 3/1/2013 6:36:05 AM
Prayers sent for this family. May he stay away.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 6:47:20 AM
Prayers being said that that home will be surrounded by a hedge of protection and they will feel a calm strength in the coming days.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 7:16:32 AM
What am I missing? He tried to kill people and he was only in jail 8 yrs.? That is crazy!


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Posted: 3/1/2013 7:27:34 AM
That man's actions are atrocious!

Prayers said for the family.

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Posted: 3/1/2013 7:51:27 AM
Prayers being said! That is a sad story. I hope it all turns out.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 7:54:08 AM

What am I missing? He tried to kill people and he was only in jail 8 yrs.? That is crazy!

Thinking the same thing, how insane that he's already getting out.

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Posted: 3/1/2013 7:57:53 AM

I hope they are safe and prayers said.

This just pisses me off - our judicial system is so screwed up. Was he tried on an insanity defense? Has he had counseling? Meds? What a mess.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 8:26:12 AM
That's nuts! I can't believe he is getting out already. What a brave little girl. Praying he stays away.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 8:41:50 AM
More prayers for this family.

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Posted: 3/1/2013 9:00:50 AM
Wow, how horrible! Praying for his family's safety and peace of mind.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 9:09:15 AM
That's awful. Does
The father know where they are? If so, why?
Do they have protection?

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Posted: 3/1/2013 9:23:50 AM
how awful...prayers sent


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Posted: 3/1/2013 9:27:59 AM
That is terrible! I am praying.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 9:38:13 AM
I would guess that the family has moved and that their whereabouts are kept private.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:38:43 AM
Prayers said,and will keep this family in my prayers.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 11:02:30 AM
How is that @sshole psycho getting out already?!

That's scary. They will be in my prayers.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 11:07:36 AM
I think I'll be praying this dad meets up with the wrong end of a gun fight ...


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Posted: 3/1/2013 11:47:42 AM
Have her

Contact the parole or probation dept in your county and request he be placed in another county or state.

Check with local neighborhood watch and explain the situation and ask for drive byes

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Posted: 3/1/2013 12:36:00 PM
I know of someone who was stabbed 16 times by his ex wife and her accomplice. She missed his carotid artery by 1/4 of an inch.

They were stopped from killing him by their 10 year old son, who heard the noise and started screaming at his mom to stop. She and the accomplice fled after that. She served less than 5 years in jail...same for her accomplice.

Our justice system is messed up. So sorry that he is getting out...I'll be praying.


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Posted: 3/1/2013 8:10:43 PM
This is insane. Attempted murder 4x over is good for 8 years in prison? Is he up for parole or definitely getting out?



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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:14:17 PM
Wow, how horrible!!! Prayers sent up......!!!!

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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:25:45 PM
Prayers being said.

How can they let this monster out of prison?

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Posted: 3/1/2013 10:48:36 PM
Our justice system is screwed up. They send drug users and embezzlers to prison for longer terms than that. Why in the HELL would they let out a crazy, violent person like this after such a short sentence?

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