Why would a middle-age couple stand in front of a train to die? Love and loss

Apr 29, 2014 Full story: PennLive.com 21

Earl and Mary Myatt, who fell in love at 17, left life the way they lived it: Together.

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Wrong

Chittenango, NY

#1 Apr 29, 2014
This is so wrong. Why would this article make it seem like it was an act of love. That is bs. What about the grandchildren and kids this guy left behind. This was a selfish act and not fair to the conductor of the train or the people who had to clean up this mess. Shame on you. Wtf is wrong with people.

“Groooovin'”

Since: Feb 14

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#2 Apr 29, 2014
TALK about a DRAMATIC Exit..Stage People!!

GO FIGURE!!
Rob C

West Monroe, NY

#3 Apr 30, 2014
Couldn't agree more. Now people are trying to glorify it. Its sick! Its murder!!!!!!!!
harold

Selkirk, NY

#4 Apr 30, 2014
two sides to a coin ppl
you judgmental fux

Syracuse, NY

#5 May 1, 2014
who's to say? who's to judge? topix trolls? i can't imagine what mr myatt was going through. so very sad indeed... did he and his wife discuss their end of life wishes in the event one their lives became un-bearable? was he making good on a promise made? he didn't go to the nursing home and poison or suffocate his beloved wife. he instead opted to "go with her". yes that leaves other family members in mourning but i don't see it as a selfish act....a horrible thing, yes....but my sense is that he simply loved her "that much". i don't think i'd have the courage to do what he did and the myatt's choices aren't mine to make or judge. i join those in mourning and respect mr myatts decision to exit on his and his beloved wife's terms with a big fungool to anyone who thinks they have a right to judge.
GarbagePicking4A DeadFetus

Canastota, NY

#6 May 1, 2014
I herd that their favorite band was Train..........I herd it comming from the car stereo as they were comming around the bend
Yessir

Chittenango, NY

#7 May 2, 2014
It was a selfish as act and plain and MURDER!!! He could have done it another way instead of using a train that SOMEONE WAS DRIVING you dumba$$. If he wanted to go out on his own terms he should have done it privately not wide open in public. WTF is wrong with people. That's the pu$$y way out. He killed his wife and himself. No sympathy here.
Sad

Chittenango, NY

#8 May 2, 2014
He must not have been a Christian? I think the bible says something about murderers and suicide.
twinkletwinkle

Camden, NY

#9 May 2, 2014
you judgmental fux wrote:
who's to say? who's to judge? topix trolls? i can't imagine what mr myatt was going through. so very sad indeed... did he and his wife discuss their end of life wishes in the event one their lives became un-bearable? was he making good on a promise made? he didn't go to the nursing home and poison or suffocate his beloved wife. he instead opted to "go with her". yes that leaves other family members in mourning but i don't see it as a selfish act....a horrible thing, yes....but my sense is that he simply loved her "that much". i don't think i'd have the courage to do what he did and the myatt's choices aren't mine to make or judge. i join those in mourning and respect mr myatts decision to exit on his and his beloved wife's terms with a big fungool to anyone who thinks they have a right to judge.
If he loved her so much he wouldn't of forced her on the train tracks. She was the one with courage not him. He had no right to do what he did.
The whole picture

Rochester, NY

#10 May 4, 2014
Imagine you have a wonderful life and then in one blink of an eye everything is shattered. A serious medical alignment occurs to the one person you love the most. You go to work and then straight to the hospital to be with this person and then do it all over again, day after day for a few months. Things are then looking better for your loved one and then there is a huge set back.
You aren't in the right state of mind anymore you don't see a way out. You know they wouldn't want to live that way, they've told you that. Instead of living without this person you want to just go with them. This was the only way to go in his mind. Stress, depression, and empathy can cloud a judgment.
comet

United States

#11 May 5, 2014
Can't believe that people are saying he was justified in killing his wife.he is a murderer.no different than manson
lol

Danielson, CT

#12 May 5, 2014
I know their son this has nothing to do with any of you people you people are idiots you're the selfish ones think about the people you're hurting when you're talking about their parents morons.hope to god you never have to make a life and death decision not all lives turned out to be a fairytale mostly use scum bags down here should know that
comet

United States

#13 May 7, 2014
lol wrote:
I know their son this has nothing to do with any of you people you people are idiots you're the selfish ones think about the people you're hurting when you're talking about their parents morons.hope to god you never have to make a life and death decision not all lives turned out to be a fairytale mostly use scum bags down here should know that
Mr.myatt showed no concern for others.his actions affected the conductor,emergency personnel,the cleanup crew among others.he could have ended it in his own garage.
Mr Obvious

Syracuse, NY

#14 May 7, 2014
comet wrote:
<quoted text>Mr.myatt showed no concern for others.his actions affected the conductor,emergency personnel,the cleanup crew among others.he could have ended it in his own garage.
sure he could have chosen countless other ways to go out.
2 things for sure though: 1. his reasoning will never be fully understood, and 2. it never was/never will be for you to judge....and what "conductor"? you mean the engineer? not too bright are ya?
just a taught

Oneida, NY

#15 May 7, 2014
Thank god for cameras! Mrs. Myatt knew enough to try and get off the tracks and he held her. That MR. OBVIOUS would be murder. A lot of people have medical conditions or family members who have medical issues. Those people also don't take them in front of a train. Sorry for the sons loss. This was a highly uncalled act of murder - suicide as ruled by police.
comet

United States

#16 May 8, 2014
Mr Obvious wrote:
<quoted text>sure he could have chosen countless other ways to go out.
2 things for sure though: 1. his reasoning will never be fully understood, and 2. it never was/never will be for you to judge....and what "conductor"? you mean the engineer? not too bright are ya?
well my wife had cancer several years ago and it was bad for awhile but now it is remission for three years.I didn't panic.I helped her back to good health.my children see her everyday and sodium our grandchildren.I might not be bright but I am brighter than a nitwit who stands in front of a train because he can't handle hardship.boo hook.
Mr Obvious

Syracuse, NY

#17 May 8, 2014
just a taught wrote:
Thank god for cameras! Mrs. Myatt knew enough to try and get off the tracks and he held her. That MR. OBVIOUS would be murder. A lot of people have medical conditions or family members who have medical issues. Those people also don't take them in front of a train. Sorry for the sons loss. This was a highly uncalled act of murder - suicide as ruled by police.
Your opinion but of course we all know that opinions are like a-holes. Having spoken to some folks who knew the couple very well for many years I'm convinced that this was an act of undying love. Sad, tragic, yes. Murder, no....good thing is there's nothing you or anyone can do about it!
Peggy Mason

Canastota, NY

#18 May 8, 2014
Greatest Love Story ever !!! Say what you all would like !! And their both at the PEARLY GATES OF HEAVEN !!!!
Mr Obvious

Syracuse, NY

#19 May 8, 2014
comet wrote:
<quoted text>well my wife had cancer several years ago and it was bad for awhile but now it is remission for three years.I didn't panic.I helped her back to good health.my children see her everyday and sodium our grandchildren.I might not be bright but I am brighter than a nitwit who stands in front of a train because he can't handle hardship.boo hook.
glad things worked out for you the way they did. my understanding is that mrs. myatt's prognosis left absolutely no hope for improvement much less recovery. so you're correct in saying that you're "not too bright". this was something way beyond "hardship" but you lack the capacity to understand and withhold judgement. good thing is that your opinion meant nothing to the myatts and even less to thoughtful individuals with the capacity and courage to face end of life issues on their own terms.
comet

United States

#20 May 8, 2014
Mr Obvious wrote:
<quoted text> glad things worked out for you the way they did. my understanding is that mrs. myatt's prognosis left absolutely no hope for improvement much less recovery. so you're correct in saying that you're "not too bright". this was something way beyond "hardship" but you lack the capacity to understand and withhold judgement. good thing is that your opinion meant nothing to the myatts and even less to thoughtful individuals with the capacity coand courage to face end of life issues on their own terms.
I don't really care if the turd killed him and his wife or not.I just hate the method he used. Carbon monoxide very effective in doing the job and other people aren't inconvienced. Tracks tied up for hours.passenger train with people wanting to go somewhere held up.very selfish on his part. Cost hundreds of thousands because of delays.he should have just gone to his garage,close door and keep the car running.

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