Man stabs ex-girlfriend, kills self

A Lowell-area woman was hospitalized after police say her estranged boyfriend stabbed her before taking his own life in a house full of young children. Full Story
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AbbyCat

Grand Rapids, MI

#1 Feb 24, 2009
Usually nothing like this happens in Lowell
YIKES FOR US

Belding, MI

#2 Feb 24, 2009
yeah, usually nothing like this happens in Zeeland either. Bad week for small towns.
psycho 911

Saint Charles, IL

#3 Feb 24, 2009
well, aren't you the lucky community. my point would be that there are too many fish in the sea to kill yourself over one certain fish.....he should have went the bar and had a couple of drinks instead.
whonos

United States

#4 Feb 24, 2009
selfish SOB did not consider any other person
I-C-stupidpeople

Troy, MI

#5 Feb 24, 2009
I guess it's time to start locking up the knives, especially in small rural towns.
what

Holland, MI

#6 Feb 24, 2009
gosh, if he knew he was going to kill himself he could have been proper and went down to the grand river instead of doing away with himself in front of little children! Such a sad story.
asa

Stockton, CA

#7 Feb 24, 2009
Anybody who knew Jeff Childs, would tell you he had a good heart and this was not who he was. He loved his family and friends. The fact that he had a drunk driving convition years ago has nothing to with anything. He was a person who would do anything for the people he cared about.
cdc

Greenville, MI

#8 Feb 24, 2009
maybe he was drunk!? drunk people do stupid stuff
Huh

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Feb 24, 2009
asa wrote:
Anybody who knew Jeff Childs, would tell you he had a good heart and this was not who he was. He loved his family and friends. The fact that he had a drunk driving convition years ago has nothing to with anything. He was a person who would do anything for the people he cared about.
Would do anything for anyone huh? You mean like stab them? Your better off to just say nothing.
Wendy

Greenville, MI

#10 Feb 24, 2009
Huh wrote:
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Would do anything for anyone huh? You mean like stab them? Your better off to just say nothing.
We do not know what happened here...we also do not know ANYTHING about either of these people and what happened. Yes, it was most definitely wrong that he did this in front of children, but obviously he snapped and something happened inside his head. I guess no one will ever know what he was thinking except him and his estranged girlfriend...it's a very sad story for everyone involved.
teddy bear

Dayton, OH

#11 Feb 25, 2009
First Depression ,second suiside thoughts , third anger ,forth act out the anger , fifth complete the suiside .

Since: Feb 09

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Feb 25, 2009
teddy bear wrote:
First Depression ,second suiside thoughts , third anger ,forth act out the anger , fifth complete the suiside .
thats pretty much how it goes.. sad but true
Denny9526

New York, NY

#13 Feb 25, 2009
My prayers go out to the friend and family of all people involved in situations like this this is a sad time in our society with the present conditions and economy
momof4

Greenville, MI

#14 Feb 25, 2009
This is sad and even worse, he did it with all those children around to see. Praying for families and these children.
asa

Stockton, CA

#15 Feb 25, 2009
Huh wrote:
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Would do anything for anyone huh? You mean like stab them? Your better off to just say nothing.
Did you know him? I'm not saying he was innocent or that he wasn't wrong. He had problems, but something drove him over the edge. It's sad it ended this way.
Friend in Lowell

Lansing, MI

#16 Feb 25, 2009
When something like this happens in a small town where everybody knows everybody or somebody that knows the family. There is already enough hurt and pain for the family is it really necessary for the media to bring up that he had a drunk driving charge 14 years ago. It has nothing to do with the facts of the case. Why don't the media keep to the present and forget the pass because I am sure every body has something they did years ago they are not proud of...
teddy bear

Grand Rapids, MI

#17 Feb 25, 2009
RAGE Clouds You From what is happening , as you are stabbing , the one you love most in life to death , nothing matters anymore , nothing ! even you own life !!!
JMH

Boca Raton, FL

#18 Feb 25, 2009
Criminal history? The guy got a DUI over a decade ago. Shame on the reporter for sensationalizing this story.

I knew Jeff years ago and really don't understand what happened. I am not sure I knew the girl because no name has been released. It is hard to imagine what happened to bring Jeff to this. It is like the comment stated above Jeff was a person with a giant heart. I guess love and passion can cause a person to snap.

I hope the girl fully recovers and the children are given the help they will need to get passed this.
ionia78

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Feb 25, 2009
Look at the bright side. If he had lived, we would have to pay for a trial and then the cost of housing this psycho looney tune for the next 3-10 years.
you are nuts

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Feb 25, 2009
drunk driving = criminal history

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