We ran an AP story in the paper last week about the father in Graham, Washington who killed himself and his two sons by blowing up their house. The details, sordid and tragic to begin with, got more and more crazy as the story went on (the man’s FATHER had been arrested on child porn charges last fall, and the man’s wife has been “missing” for two years, since one December night when, he now claims, he took the kids out for an “excursion” in freezing temperatures, at midnight, and when they got back: Hey! Mom’s gone!
But the sentence that really brought me up short came one graf from the end, where it said, “Kirk Graves, 39, of West Jordan, Utah, whose wife is Josh Powell’s brother-in-law, said they were stunned by the news.”
I’m saying, if this guy’s wife is somebody’s brother-in-law, then that family should have been under observation from the git-go.