"She just wanted my son (Ken) out of the house, and Philibert knew that," Jim said. "Everything could have been avoided if the police just said, 'Shelly, we are making Jim and Ken leave.' But instead of engaging his brain, (Philibert) engaged his trigger finger."
If Jim really believes this, why didn't he move his son out before the situation turned into a tragedy?
Jim wanted the police, his son, and himself to cater to a madwoman bent on murder? Leave their family home because she was behaving like a bully? He sounds more off-balance than she was.
Not a very "pc" post, I realize, but I'm pretty fed up with anything that even remotely seems to advocate doing things the "sick" person's way. Duhhhh!!! They're siiiick!!! Would the healthiest and most qualified person please take charge here??? Oh. He did. The cop sized up the situation and wouldn't let her get by with any more bullying. Good on him! Now nobody in the area has to worry about what she might do if she took a dislike to some other situation.
Jim, stop your whining. Grieve if you wish, but you're the one who enabled the woman for all those years. That's not love, that's just plain twisted. Ken, I hope you don't torment yourself over this, it had very little to do with you.
There's nonsense and then there's sensibility.