Jehovah's Witness Mom Killer Given Pl...

Jehovah's Witness Mom Killer Given Plea Deal

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Hosea

Redmond, WA

#1 Apr 14, 2013
According to multiple recent news reports, Michael Burke was offered and accepted a plea deal in which he agreed to plead guilty BUT MENTALLY ILL to first degree manslaughter. This plea deal was reportedly approved by Burke's two sisters.

The 33 year-old Burke had attacked and stabbed to death his own Mother, 55 year-old Karen McClellan, in her own bedroom back in July 2012.

The Mother, Karen McClellan, was a local Jehovah's Witness. The various news reports have been silent regarding Michael Burke's relationship with the JWs. However, Burke reportedly told police that he had been hearing voices in his head, and that the attack on his own Mother were precipitated by GOD having shown Burke things that had happened to him in the past. The 33 year-old Burke apparently had had a long history of mental illness, and had just been released from a mental health facility a few days prior to killing his Mother. Karen McClellan apparently had had multiple run-ins with the law when Burke was a teenager.

Can someone fill in the details of this family's history with the Jehovah's Witnesses? How many other relatives are JWs? How long?

What is this family's connection to Murray, Kentucky given that nearly all of Karen McClellan's family live in Florida or other states?

Anyone care to comment on what were the "things" that Karen McClellan had done to her son to precipitate his killing her?
Getalife

Wingo, KY

#2 Apr 14, 2013
Hosea wrote:
According to multiple recent news reports, Michael Burke was offered and accepted a plea deal in which he agreed to plead guilty BUT MENTALLY ILL to first degree manslaughter. This plea deal was reportedly approved by Burke's two sisters.
The 33 year-old Burke had attacked and stabbed to death his own Mother, 55 year-old Karen McClellan, in her own bedroom back in July 2012.
The Mother, Karen McClellan, was a local Jehovah's Witness. The various news reports have been silent regarding Michael Burke's relationship with the JWs. However, Burke reportedly told police that he had been hearing voices in his head, and that the attack on his own Mother were precipitated by GOD having shown Burke things that had happened to him in the past. The 33 year-old Burke apparently had had a long history of mental illness, and had just been released from a mental health facility a few days prior to killing his Mother. Karen McClellan apparently had had multiple run-ins with the law when Burke was a teenager.
Can someone fill in the details of this family's history with the Jehovah's Witnesses? How many other relatives are JWs? How long?
What is this family's connection to Murray, Kentucky given that nearly all of Karen McClellan's family live in Florida or other states?
Anyone care to comment on what were the "things" that Karen McClellan had done to her son to precipitate his killing her?
Mind your own business! If they wanted you to know, they would tell you. The guy was mentally ill and addicted to drugs. The Fuller Center released him without his medications because he had no money to pay them. They knew he was not stable. If you want to blame someone and spread gossip, gossip about how our health system fails to help those with mental illness!
Hosea

Redmond, WA

#3 Apr 15, 2013
Back around 2000-2001, a Jehovah's Witness Male, named Jason Daniel, age 19-20, who had been raised as a JW over in eastern KY, married a JW Girl from Murray. Jason moved to Murray, and lived and worked here until around 2004-05, when his JW Wife divorced him.

Jason was a really nice guy before he married this JW Girl from Murray. After the divorce, he moved back home to eastern Kentucky. When he returned home, he was rumored to be a heavy drinker; a drug user; and sexually promiscuous. Totally a different person.
Jason eventually committed SUICIDE.

Does anyone remember Jason while he lived in Murray, and what happened to change his life?

Does anyone know the nmae of the Jehovah's Witness Girl from Murray who married and divorced Jason? She would probably now be around age 30-33?
asdf

Murray, KY

#4 Apr 15, 2013
Well it makes since. You'd have to be mentally ill to believe in the stuff that Jehovah's believe in.
ptt7000

Lake Station, IN

#5 Apr 16, 2013
asdf wrote:
Well it makes since. You'd have to be mentally ill to believe in the stuff that Jehovah's believe in.
I agree. Most feel trapped. I wish this family peace and hope they heal.
Www.friendsofjehovahswitnesses.om will have a discussion of the new light, July 15, 2013 article Saturday the 20th, go to site for details.
related

Bloomington, IN

#6 Apr 16, 2013
FYI she had only been associated with the JWs recently. Let the family have peace.

Nothing to see here, move along.
Unbelievable

Tucker, GA

#7 Apr 16, 2013
Completely unbelievable... An innocent woman is dead, and some liberal bigot gets on here and blames the victim. Absolutely sick.
Bohner

Mayfield, KY

#8 Apr 17, 2013
Her faith, nor anyone's faith had the slightest thing to do with her murder.
She died due to someone with mental illness, that is all.
Leave your bigoted opinions out of it. I am an atheist, but I respect religious freedoms and am smart enough to realize that faith had nothing to do with this sad murder.
Stupid Piehole.
Deep thinker

Petaluma, CA

#9 Apr 19, 2013
asdf & ptt7000, I can imagine that mental illness is something you two know firsthand. Get some help now.
family

United States

#10 Apr 21, 2013
My mother converted to the church five years ago. The murder had nothing to do with her beliefs and more to do with his illness. I have no problem answering any questions as I understand that people are curious but want I really want everyone to know is how wonderful she was. She was a vetern of the usaf and dedicated her whole life to helping others. I was and still am blessed to have had her as my mom.
Steve

Benton, KY

#11 Apr 22, 2013
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Hosea

Redmond, WA

#12 Apr 22, 2013
My condolences to Family-Daughter.

Thanks for offering to be completely open to questions.

Please start with those listed in Opening Post.

Thank you.

PS: If your Mom's watchtower religion had nothing to do with your brother's having heard voices in his head showing him "things" your Mom had done to him, and tellng him to kill your Mom, then what was your brother's prior religious background that precipitated such???
Suewho

Wingo, KY

#13 Apr 22, 2013
Hosea wrote:
My condolences to Family-Daughter.
Thanks for offering to be completely open to questions.
Please start with those listed in Opening Post.
Thank you.
PS: If your Mom's watchtower religion had nothing to do with your brother's having heard voices in his head showing him "things" your Mom had done to him, and tellng him to kill your Mom, then what was your brother's prior religious background that precipitated such???
He had a mental illness. Religion had nothing to do with it. What an idiot you are!
allknowing

Mayfield, KY

#14 Apr 22, 2013
That "church" paid for a child molester and his wife to get out of a bunch of trouble. He was crazy and stalked several women around town, I spoke to the "elders" of the church about him and what he was like but they thought he was worthy of "helping" sorry but child molesters should be dead, not assisted in getting out of jail.
family

United States

#16 Apr 24, 2013
We were raised mainly in the catholic religon. My brother became obsessed with reading and studying the bible the sicker he got. He started to believe god was personally talking to him but he never had any violent deliusions until killed our mother. To be very clear my mom was never abusive. The opposite actually. She was kind of the "Disney land mom". She was his biggest supporter. She was never pushy about her beliefs. She only wanted us to find God. However we did that she was happy. I myself do not agree with the Jehovah Witness beliefs but it made her happy. My brother claimed up until he got sick that he didn't believe in God
family

United States

#17 Apr 24, 2013
Also we moved to Murray to be closer to my father who is also now deceased.
just askin

Murray, KY

#18 Apr 24, 2013
couldn't someone in the house that day stop him from killing her?
yeah right

Tucker, GA

#19 Apr 25, 2013
Hosea wrote:
My condolences to Family-Daughter.

Thanks for offering to be completely open to questions.

Please start with those listed in Opening Post.

Thank you.

PS: If your Mom's watchtower religion had nothing to do with your brother's having heard voices in his head showing him "things" your Mom had done to him, and tellng him to kill your Mom, then what was your brother's prior religious background that precipitated such???
Mental illness is not precipitated by religion. WTF is wrong with people. If government would put half the effort into helping the mentally ill community that they have put into gun control crap we could begin to help some people. Get out of your little shell and look around. Mental illness is a disease. Religion does not cause it.
yeah right

Tucker, GA

#20 Apr 25, 2013
family wrote:
Also we moved to Murray to be closer to my father who is also now deceased.
I hope that you will find peace. You are a very sweet person for calmly answering these idiots. Please know that Murray is full of some very good people and a few idiots.
Hosea

United States

#21 Apr 25, 2013
Only an unidentified Jehovah's Witness, or someone as IGNORANT as a Jehovah's Witness, could post in this thread that the WatchTower religion has absolutely nothing to do with Mental Illness, Crime, or other serious problems.

All anyone has to do is to GOOGLE any combination of the key terms "Jehovah's Witnesses", "mental health", Crime, etc, and up will pop hours and hours of REAL-WORLD instances of JWs MURDERING or assaulting their own parents, their own children, their own spouses, etc.

GOOGLE the phrase "ISSUES AFFECTING CHILDREN OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES" see find hours and hours of reading about how the WatchTower religion negatively impacts not only young children of JW Parents, but even Adult Children of JW Parents.

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