Jehovah's Witness couple and their young children found shot dead in two-story home after grim 'murder suicide'

by kneehighmiah 15 Replies latest jw friends

  • kneehighmiah
  • EndofMysteries

    That link has updated photos. Somebody posted earlier.

    Anyway in the other thread I posted what I thought could be some reasons why this could have happened. I also wonder though if it may have been a murder and the killer tried to make it look like a suicide murder.

    Sad story. Looks like a really nice house too.

  • joyfulfader

    Wow...that will be on my local news tonight. So sad.

  • cantleave

    Very sad

  • steve2

    EndofMysteries, why is it when bad things happen to seemingly happy families, people such as yourself look for the culprit outside the family? Cannot you hold your horses and wait until police perform a thorough scene examination and check records to see if this address had been involved in any earlier domestic violence incidents?

    This is not about God or the Bible or even about the kingdom hall. It is about violence within a household that to all appearanceswas happy and secure. Victims of violence will often report aout the terrible things that went on behind closed doors.

  • EndofMysteries

    steve2 - if you read my post I had said other comments in the other thread about 'inside' the family. Then after looking at the reports again I also thought of a possible outside scenario. The inside one, if JW related, was from listening to the GB they made sacrifices and risks about higher education, etc, and got hit w/ bad economy/etc/ which made him snap. Or possibly he learned TTATT, wife was threatening to leave/take kids/etc and he snapped, etc.

    Who cares what peoples guesses are, nobody will take a persons guess on a forum as the reason, all will wait to see what the final report is as the true reasons and outcome.

  • ConscienceClass

    For those interested,

    I live in that area and here's what I can gather. Sheddrick Miller was baptized just 3 years ago. He claimed to be of the "anointed" and partook at the memorial for the first time last year. Kia, his wife, had apparently been a witness all her life. I was told that no one was able to get in contact with them for 2 weeks and their cars hadn't moved. The last thing the wife posted on her Instagram was from 2 weeks ago. It's likely they were in that house longer than a few days. They were apparently going on vacation to Jamaica for a week, but then no one heard from them again. That's why no one looked into it sooner until the grandmother broke into the house to find them all dead.

  • steve2

    EndofMysteries. Fair points. Sorry for jumping to conclusions.

  • Gypsy Sam
    Gypsy Sam

    Sad to read of this story.

  • DS211

    a brother that used to live where i am was friends with them. Said no one knows why Hed do it.

  • Finkelstein

    As stated many times in talks at Kingdom Halls and Assemblies,

    " Jehovah's Witnesses are the happiest people in the world "

  • nonjwspouse

    Though the reasons really are not rational for this behavior and no one will likely ever know what created the reasoning in his mind, this kind of thing happens in every walk of life.

    This happend to my own neighbors. It was the wife returning home from work to find her family, gone...... He was a medical Dr.

    What makes the JW connection notible is thst the JW deny there is ever trouble in the spiritual paradise. All are told they are to be the happiest people in the world. That specific is what makes the whole connection important.

    The reasons in his mind? You cannot make rational out of the irrational. My hurts hurts for the family and the grandmother. My own nightmares sometimes consist of imagining what the last moments of my neighbor's children must have been like. His mind was irrational, sowasthat father in this OPs story. The wife/mother needed to believe for years it was a outside murderer, but eventually she accepted what it really was.... murder suicide.

  • steve2

    Nonjwspouse, I appreciate your thoughtful comments about this phenomenon.

  • 4thgen

    It is very tragic on all levels. Especially for the children. So very sad.

    It was written that he partook last year. I wonder if the idea that he was demoted and not part of the Faithful and Discrete Slave Class came into play. I suppose we will never know.

  • Nathan Natas
    Nathan Natas

    "Sheddrick the anointed" had a 'stache. Spiritually weak. Probably removed as a microphone droid.

  • Finkelstein

    Maybe the stupid Fu.. thought he received a God given right to kill his family so they would

    awake into a earthly Paradise.


    Don't laugh this has happened before previously by some other JWS and other religious Apocalyptic

    end of the world organization's members as well.


    A sad story of ignorance, corruption and psychological influence by a organization overwhelming people

    to do things to themselves that they probably would never of thought prior to getting involved in them.

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