Wow

Fort Riley, KS

#65 Aug 25, 2011
Friend wrote:
Anyone know how Derek is
Who gives a damn how he is. How worried is he about how his wife is? O yeah! He isnt worried one friggin bit! Im heart broke for the kids and both families. Such a tragedy. Say hi to Bubba, Derek, and get ready to kiss him goodnight every night.
pray

United States

#66 Aug 25, 2011
Wow wrote:
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Who gives a damn how he is. How worried is he about how his wife is? O yeah! He isnt worried one friggin bit! Im heart broke for the kids and both families. Such a tragedy. Say hi to Bubba, Derek, and get ready to kiss him goodnight every night.
you have no idea what went on in that house Derek needs to be able to tell the true story. Derek could have some mental problem / depression. I will make sure he gets a lawyer and gets the help he needs. Until the truth comes out the gossip needs to stop
show compassion

United States

#67 Aug 25, 2011
worker wrote:
no i dont but i know him well.
Well since im sure you, yourself, were not there last night with them when this tragedy happened AND know the entire story, you should keep your mouth shut! Their close family and friends do not need to hear your opinion and slandered speculations. You should feel ashamed.
blazer

Wichita, KS

#68 Aug 25, 2011
it is in the reporter.
praying

United States

#69 Aug 25, 2011
Any funeral or memorial details?
all ears

Ingleside, TX

#70 Aug 25, 2011
Update wrote:
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It's derek and tyra smith.
It's on page one of the Thursday "Reporter." The shooting was at about 7 p.m. Wednesday. She died at the scene and he's in custody.
indy neighbor

United States

#71 Aug 25, 2011
This is so sad, such a horrible thing for all the families to have to indure.
Wow

Fort Riley, KS

#72 Aug 25, 2011
pray wrote:
<quoted text> you have no idea what went on in that house Derek needs to be able to tell the true story. Derek could have some mental problem / depression. I will make sure he gets a lawyer and gets the help he needs. Until the truth comes out the gossip needs to stop
And who was there to get his wife the help she needed?? People like you are the reason people with his possible "conditions" are allowed to continue to walk the streets and keep doing what they do. And btw, I wasn't spreading any gossip. NOBODY was at the residence except him, her, and the kids. Thank God they weren't in the house.(I'm sure you support him in that too. Good job Derek. So smart of you to wait until the kids were outside.) So you, too, have no idea what happened. I wouldn't defend him so strongly until the story does come out. If he tells the truth. My heart aches for his kids, his family, and her family as well. As for him..... Nope. Not a twinge of sorrow for him.
What

Monroe, LA

#73 Aug 25, 2011
The known facts are very few at this time. We don't know if it was a gun cleaning accident (not likely but we don't know). With so few details and just innuendo it is foolish to speculate about guilt.
Respondant

Vassar, KS

#74 Aug 25, 2011
Truth Teller wrote:
Fact 1: Derek was continuously chasing women at Cessna. In fact was demoted because of this issue.
Fact 2: He was hired to the level of his incompetence at Cessna. Ask any employee that worked under him. He was an idiot and a backstabber to employees. a dangerous combo.
Fact 3: He is such a douche bag, he did this terrible deed with his kids at home.
I can speculate, because I have freedom of speech behind me, that I bet his wife got tired of him cheating on her and finally told him to get out. So, in Derek's simple christian mind this was his solution. Whether you are a "prayer" or not for this Douche bag, he is a criminal and he took a mother away from his kids. What a low life!
Just because you have freedom of speech does not give you the right to judge another so harshly. Sounds like you have an ax to grind and there should be better places than here.
pray

United States

#75 Aug 25, 2011
Wow wrote:
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And who was there to get his wife the help she needed?? People like you are the reason people with his possible "conditions" are allowed to continue to walk the streets and keep doing what they do. And btw, I wasn't spreading any gossip. NOBODY was at the residence except him, her, and the kids. Thank God they weren't in the house.(I'm sure you support him in that too. Good job Derek. So smart of you to wait until the kids were outside.) So you, too, have no idea what happened. I wouldn't defend him so strongly until the story does come out. If he tells the truth. My heart aches for his kids, his family, and her family as well. As for him..... Nope. Not a twinge of sorrow for him.
I know the family I was great friends with tyra its sad this happened to such a good person but I know Derek will tell the truth even after all this God will still be there for him and so should we. The only person who should judge others is God and God was in that house and God knows what Derek is and was thinking and God is with tyra right now and God is with the Smith family this is a hard time for a lot of people but everybody listen let GOD do the judgment
Goodfriend

United States

#76 Aug 25, 2011
Truth Teller wrote:
Fact 1: Derek was continuously chasing women at Cessna. In fact was demoted because of this issue.
Fact 2: He was hired to the level of his incompetence at Cessna. Ask any employee that worked under him. He was an idiot and a backstabber to employees. a dangerous combo.
Fact 3: He is such a douche bag, he did this terrible deed with his kids at home.
I can speculate, because I have freedom of speech behind me, that I bet his wife got tired of him cheating on her and finally told him to get out. So, in Derek's simple christian mind this was his solution. Whether you are a "prayer" or not for this Douche bag, he is a criminal and he took a mother away from his kids. What a low life!
Your a Moron...!!! Grow up..using words like "Douche Bag" Really??? Find something better to do, youve definitely got down (How to be an Idot)
notsosure

Ingleside, TX

#77 Aug 25, 2011
God will not bring those children's mother home to them, god will not allow her to see her children graduate high school or get married. God did not shoot her, her husband did. Really no simpathy for the husband.
EX cowrkr

United States

#78 Aug 25, 2011
Wow wrote:
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Who gives a damn how he is. How worried is he about how his wife is? O yeah! He isnt worried one friggin bit! Im heart broke for the kids and both families. Such a tragedy. Say hi to Bubba, Derek, and get ready to kiss him goodnight every night.
what happened to his wife is a horrible thing...no two ways about it. Cant imagine anything much worse for the kids. Having wrkd w/ the sorry slug, knowing how many lives he affected in a negative way, and knowing the pride he took in doing so, and knowing of more than one sexual harrasment claim against him at work i can only laugh at the sexual harrASSment coming his way. His spineless ways will only make him that much more attractive to his new "friends" where he is going
Denise

United States

#79 Aug 25, 2011
HTC wrote:
Topix is all about rumor and speculation. If we were not gonna speculate and start rumors we would all just be paper readers and news watchers. And for you God prayers - ask yourself where he was when this went down. All credit no blame great game
God is right there, watching, as we (humanity) make our choices. God gave us the ability to think and reason, to make choices.
And He is there to help/comfort us when other humans make the choice to destroy others(I'm not pronouncing Derek's guilt (it could've been an accidental shooting for all we, the public, know at this point), just speaking about detrimental choices in general.).
Friend

Pekin, IL

#80 Aug 25, 2011
Went to high school with both of them. Shared a dorm room with Derek. They were high school sweethearts. I dont know how things got so bad that this happened. I am truly shocked. It just seems unreal. I thought alot of them both and know their families well. Good people. I would like to come down for the visitation but I live 8 hrs away and with work and the kids I just cant. I will be praying for the families. Derek I will be praying for you as well. Look to Jesus!! He is your only hope know.
another friend

Fredericktown, MO

#81 Aug 25, 2011
Wonderful lady, beautiful inside and out. Please pray for the children who have a lifetime of hurts awaiting them. Mother is gone, father is in jail. But they do have a large christian, supportive family that is there for them. They also have a great church family to embrace them and support them at this time.
Wyatt Earp

Severy, KS

#82 Aug 25, 2011
pray wrote:
<quoted text> I know the family I was great friends with tyra its sad this happened to such a good person but I know Derek will tell the truth even after all this God will still be there for him and so should we. The only person who should judge others is God and God was in that house and God knows what Derek is and was thinking and God is with tyra right now and God is with the Smith family this is a hard time for a lot of people but everybody listen let GOD do the judgment
"The only person who should judge is God", huh? What about the District Court Judge, the jury when selected, their children? I think THEY have a right to judge. So you propose letting this killer walk free to possibly die of old age and THEN be judged by a god that may or may not exist?!? Nope. God also said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth if you want to go that route.
worker

Wichita, KS

#83 Aug 26, 2011
show compassion wrote:
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Well since im sure you, yourself, were not there last night with them when this tragedy happened AND know the entire story, you should keep your mouth shut! Their close family and friends do not need to hear your opinion and slandered speculations. You should feel ashamed.
Dereck dont have the spine to tell the truth i feel bad for the kids no one should have to go through life with out their mother and a sorry piece for a dad
Randy VanStone

Frisco, TX

#84 Aug 26, 2011
Derek was an active member in a church. So obviously it didn't work out for him. Guess Jesus doesnt save after all. Everytime something happens that's bad you people turn to Jesus. Oh god will guide you through it. Well it didn't work.
Have a blessed day

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