To deaf ears, he begged for help with his Child Support Payments
Murdering someone is wrong, especially innocent folks. Several blogs ago I wrote about a man who was so upset with child support officials and those whom he felt had done him wrong that he killed four people and himself. Sadly this man had told several folks including the Child Support office that they were charging him too much for child support. No one would listen. So he became angry, hurt and violent. Eventually do to the stress of being evicted he decided to take matters into his own hands, so he:
* raped his current girlfriend while she begged for her life with a gun to her head
* killed his children mother. This is the person he felt brought on all the problems for him. He was paying child support for one of more than four children that named him as the father on the birth certificate. Two of these children are in the early twenties and are incarcerated for a long string of crime including drugs, domestic violence and assault.
* killed his boss and her daughter who was the payroll and administration staff
* shot a co-worker
* killed another woman who was found dead in the house of a woman he was dating
* committed suicide
He had told many folks that he was angry that no one would listen to him and that he was being charged so much that he could not live. It was later found out that he had a history of depression. After the murders and suicide the State of Missouri investigated. The findings:
* he was right. They were charging him five times more than he should have been paying
* they apologized. Yeah, right! Four people are dead because of their error.
* they are investigating more cases now and if they find more errors they will complete an intense investigation of all cases in Missouri.
What does this means to the families who lost their love ones?
Will Chalmers death help other men who have begged for help for over charges in child support?
Will his voice be finally heard?
This case angers me because of the lives that were lost due to a simple error that no one was willing to investigate initially at the request of a distress and depressed man. Chalmers died because he felt he could not live on his current money left after the state took their share. Four others died because he felt they had a role in his pain and suffering.
What do you think about this case?
It doesn't sound from all reports that he was a deadbeat dad. It seems that he was a stressed out, depressed, and angry man.
Chalmers was very ill. Folks said that he had begun to talk to himself loudly, and withdrew from the few people in his life. Already a loner, he felt boxed in. This has turned into the saddest case.
If you were a survival of one of the victims, what would you do with the Child Support Office?