Maryland: Christopher Wood, 34, appears to have shot and stabbed his wife and three children, ages 2, 4, and 5.
Sheriff Charles Jenkins reported five notes were found that might provide some insight in to the slayings. "There is some indication in at least one of the notes that there might have been some psychological issues with Mr. Wood," Jenkins said.
Authorities also cited some possible financial trouble as motive. No record of domestic violence was found.
There were a couple notes that gave some incite as to why this person killed his family, and financial troubles was one of them. Obviously this guy was a whack job, and I feel terrible for the families affected by this. What scares me is that this is now the fourth story I have read about people who have lost everything they worked for, due to the downfall of our economy, that have ended up killing people, having a stress induced heart attack or putting there kids in foster homes so they could have 3 meals a day. The economy is making people do things that they wouldn't have imagined in their worst nightmares. Kinda scary seeing the emotional and psychological effects that the downfall of a capitalistic society has on the country as a whole...