Murder-suicide near Quakertown

Murder-suicide near Quakertown

There are 13 comments on the Philly.com story from Jul 5, 2011, titled Murder-suicide near Quakertown. In it, Philly.com reports that:

Authorities believe an elderly Bucks County man shot his wife, who was sick, and then turned the gun on himself in an apparent murder suicide.

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wow

Perkasie, PA

#1 Jul 5, 2011
"It was clearly a murder suicide"

Wow what ever happened to "we are investigating the cause right now"??

Typical idiot cops in Richlandtown with the gung hoe cocky attitudes.

Real cops know nothing is clear and an investigation has to be done unless they physically were there and witnessed what happened.

Who arrived at the scene? the fat ass that drives the suv all day with big gut and blonde flat top hair cut?? That dude is a joke.
WTF

Reading, PA

#2 Jul 5, 2011
Yeah and you are just so intelligent and all knowing that you can judge exactly what happened too. Get a f-ing life and stop trolling around acting like you are better than everyone else.

You're probably pissed cause the Richland Township cops know you're a dirt bag and have arrested you on numerous occasions.

I feel bad for the family and their loss by the way. This is a tragedy.

Since: Feb 10

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#3 Jul 5, 2011
wow wrote:
"It was clearly a murder suicide"
Wow what ever happened to "we are investigating the cause right now"??
Typical idiot cops in Richlandtown with the gung hoe cocky attitudes.
Real cops know nothing is clear and an investigation has to be done unless they physically were there and witnessed what happened.
Who arrived at the scene? the fat ass that drives the suv all day with big gut and blonde flat top hair cut?? That dude is a joke.
First of all, DA Heckler was quoted, not any of the RTPD. RTPD provided evidence and their investigation and the DA made the decision what to tell the press.

To take this family tragedy and use it as an opportunity to bash the RTPD who was not even quoted in the paper and then to further and take a shot at an individual officer is just disgraceful.

It's very sad when I hear of these kinds of incidents of an older couple where a spouse kills the other one due to an illness. I always wonder what kind of health care if any they were getting and if their children knew how desperate the situation was.
Terrible

Quakertown, PA

#4 Jul 5, 2011
What a world we live in that old people must end their lives in such a horrible manner.
smiley

Sunbury, PA

#5 Jul 5, 2011
I imagine they were a very close loving couple.
Its not up to us to speculate if their deaths brought peace to them or not.

If only our society would embrace 'assisted suicide" for elderly people who choose to end their lifes in a dignified way.

Not saying they would have chose that route. However, plenty elderly people would.
I myself feels its preferable than to spend out your elderly years in a nursing facility.
Rodney

Perkasie, PA

#6 Jul 5, 2011
I agree smiley if you remember Dr. Death as they called him.If this had been permitted this man and women could have left the world without sin,If your a bible believer.Very sad though understanding a sad story.I pray he is at peace doing the only thing he thought practical for them both.I also hope they are together in the afterlife or wherever we go.
Just an observation

Quakertown, PA

#7 Jul 5, 2011
wow wrote:
"It was clearly a murder suicide"
Wow what ever happened to "we are investigating the cause right now"??
Typical idiot cops in Richlandtown with the gung hoe cocky attitudes.
Real cops know nothing is clear and an investigation has to be done unless they physically were there and witnessed what happened.
Who arrived at the scene? the fat ass that drives the suv all day with big gut and blonde flat top hair cut?? That dude is a joke.
Richlandtown does not have their own cops!! Get it right please, it's Richland Township who has their own cops!!!!
smiley

Sunbury, PA

#8 Jul 5, 2011
Rodney wrote:
I agree smiley if you remember Dr. Death as they called him.If this had been permitted this man and women could have left the world without sin,If your a bible believer.Very sad though understanding a sad story.I pray he is at peace doing the only thing he thought practical for them both.I also hope they are together in the afterlife or wherever we go.
Yes Dr Kevorkian.

I do believe that they are together, and their suffering is over with.

This really touched home with me for just last week a private care facility up in this area was basically raided, shut down due to their failure to file reports for 3 deaths that occured within a 2 week period, with complaints that it involved the elderly clients being "pushed' and yelled at!

The place appeared to be a rather nice private care facility for seniors but just a few yrs ago the greedy owner decided to take in the younger crowd, mostly drug "burnouts".
He also was arrested for ID theft and the list goes on!

When you read these horror stories you have to ask yourself is this the best we can do for our seniors.
Thus one cause for my gripe as to why they really shouldnt be taxed to their last breath to pay for services within the community that are not of direct benefit to them.
Clymer

Lansdowne, PA

#9 Jul 5, 2011
Why did Paul Clymer have to comment and disown this family. Its issues that he has stood behind that cause issues in a society. Maybbe no health care? Maybe cant afford high taxes in our district....sad story, and noone should be pushed to this. Why wasnt this on the news?
Richland Resident

Broomall, PA

#10 Jul 5, 2011
I believe there was a similar case of an elderly couple committing murder-suicide in the Bethlehem area just about a week ago. Perhaps this was a copycat incident.
neighborssomewhe re

Quakertown, PA

#11 Jul 5, 2011
The Mrs I was told had cancer and was in not good health along with other health issues. Which had been ongoing for several years.

I understand that he left a note.

Paul Clymer in only a distant relative.

Sad, Sad thing all the way around and for the adult children left behind. Having to live with this the rest of their lives.

May all of us say a prayer for the Mr & Mrs and the family.
Inquiring Mind

Chicago, IL

#12 Jul 5, 2011
I doubt this was a suicide pact where both parties agree to die at the same time. It was a murder-suicide. Tragic, not romantic. No sympathy is due someone who kills his wife in this way. I support assisted suicide if it is voluntary. Not many people would want to be shot to death. It's a terrible, horrific way to end a lifetime together.
weary traveller

Lansdowne, PA

#13 Jul 8, 2011
This was the dearest couple you could ever imagine. They did have a good close family with children who checked in regularly. They had very good healthcare and were being watched over. I can only imagine that as her suffering became overwhelming and the thought of living without her became unbearable, he did something so irrational and out of character that anyone who knows them can scarcely believe it. I wish there was verification that there was a note, because otherwise the only believable answer would be an intruder that set him up. This is truely a sad story. My heart goes out to their girls and prayers for their comfort go up on their behalf.

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