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Husband kills wife, shoots himself | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 76 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 7, 2011, titled Husband kills wife, shoots himself | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Three weeks before she died, Jennifer Blake told authorities that her husband had pointed a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun at her head and told her that they were both going to die.

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Advertorial lover

Columbus, OH

#1 Jul 7, 2011
In the photo accompanying the story on my computer, Blake looks like a nice guy, and quite a bit older than 32. And, it says his name is "Michael Ruhlman, Cook, author OpenSky Curator."
Truth in advertising

Columbus, OH

#2 Jul 7, 2011
I guess the Ford "Escape" didn't work...
GBW

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 7, 2011
Man, I hope Blake was that S.O.B. who revs up his engine every morning at 5 o'clock when he delivers papers on my street. Can the replacement PLEASE have either: a) a late-model car; b) a vehicle with a working exhaust system.
prowler

Coshocton, OH

#4 Jul 7, 2011
Truth in advertising wrote:
I guess the Ford "Escape" didn't work...
so - does this mean that whoever is setting fires in lancaster could be driving a chevy "BLAZER"?
Retired Deputy

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Jul 7, 2011
Not enough was donme to stop this guy and not enough effort was made to find him ehne they had a fresh felony warrant in hand. It also appears victim wasn't pushing that hard to get him picked up by calling and reporting where he was living.
Odd they lived in city but deputies were given warrant rather then officers in city since it was their case. But that's a quirk in the law that issues the warrants to the Sheriff since they are "the officers of the court etc".
I see a big setllement by city and county coming to help support some kids.
John Keegan 1964

Hilliard, OH

#8 Jul 7, 2011
A restraining order ain't worth squat against a person hell bent on evil.How
many times must we see this before there is a change.If there is enough
evidence to issue a R/O,then the judges need to do the restraining.Put
whoever is being restrained in jail,or provide protection for who they may be restained from.
I personally think judges,and in some cases police take these R/O way to
lightly.As in this and many other cases surely proves.IMHO
Just Saying

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 7, 2011
This is why it does not pay to go to the cops when someone threatens you because they have to actually do something to you before they can do anything. Well this man did do something and now her children are without their mother and father. He got away with murder ... didn't he! Selfish Basturd!
jdh

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 7, 2011
she shoulda went to vance's and got herself a hi-point at least...it might not have changed things but she might have had a more of a chance
matt

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 7, 2011
The sheriff's have to handle tons of these felony warrants every day. More staffing is in order but no one wants to pay public employees anymore. If you want each case handled thoroughly and in detail the taxpayers will have to suck it up and stop whining about pensions and taxes.
outraged

Bowling Green, OH

#13 Jul 7, 2011
Had the police did a little more searching at the Lockbourne address and sought out other family connections/friends this girl might still be alive. They Blake home was the "best address"!? They just didn't care.
ignorance amongus

Charlotte, NC

#14 Jul 7, 2011
You guys are all right, the police didnt do their job. Lets make the police do nothing but track down wanted persons so you can complain and gripe because they cant respond to other calls for service.
Hmm

Columbus, OH

#15 Jul 7, 2011
HB5. This is a perfect example why this bill should not be overturned. This kind of crap happens everyday (not the shooting) but inept, lazy and apathetic personell showing up and riding out their time. Kidnapping someone at gunpoint should have been top priority. The warrant was issued June 23rd. The R/O was issued June 13 with the correct address. These knuckleheads had access to it, again I ask why wait sooooo long?
Hmm

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 7, 2011
ignorance amongus wrote:
You guys are all right, the police didnt do their job. Lets make the police do nothing but track down wanted persons so you can complain and gripe because they cant respond to other calls for service.
Yeah you are right. I will just walk around the corner and ask those two cruisers I see almost everyday sitting in the parking lot!
Hmm

Columbus, OH

#17 Jul 7, 2011
matt wrote:
The sheriff's have to handle tons of these felony warrants every day. More staffing is in order but no one wants to pay public employees anymore. If you want each case handled thoroughly and in detail the taxpayers will have to suck it up and stop whining about pensions and taxes.
You are forgetting that not all felony warrants are crimes of violence. Alot are theft, rsp, forgery, fax rx and so on. The crimes of violence are not as prevelant as you state. Felony warrant are not all violent crimes!
Hmm

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 7, 2011
Hmm wrote:
HB5. This is a perfect example why this bill should not be overturned. This kind of crap happens everyday (not the shooting) but inept, lazy and apathetic personell showing up and riding out their time. Kidnapping someone at gunpoint should have been top priority. The warrant was issued June 23rd. The R/O was issued June 13 with the correct address. These knuckleheads had access to it, again I ask why wait sooooo long?
Why am I nuts and clueless? Please enlighten me.
Wachu talkin bout Willis

Hilliard, OH

#19 Jul 7, 2011
I wish every violent criminal would just kill themselves. It would save the taxpayers a ton of money and free up the courts.
Nanny State Losers

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 7, 2011
Society is falling apart - too many criminals and too many arrest warrants out there that there is no way officers of the court can spend a lot of time running around looking for someone.

American culture is a very ugly place right now.
Hmm

Columbus, OH

#22 Jul 7, 2011
Hmm wrote:
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Why am I nuts and clueless? Please enlighten me.
Again I ask why I am I nuts, cluess and spam? I can back up what I have stated. It is public record. Just go to the Clerk of Courts and get their stats or simply sit in courtroom 4D at FCMC a couple days.

Sorry to offend any law enforcement but truth is truth.

Instead of being offended consider a young mother is dead!
orange barrel

Lewis Center, OH

#23 Jul 7, 2011
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Why am I nuts and clueless? Please enlighten me.
Because they can't come up with a good counter argument? I'm sure the SB5 repeal supporters are just told to disagree with any negative statement about law enforcement/public workers
El Scrotile

Columbus, OH

#24 Jul 7, 2011
John Keegan 1964 wrote:
A restraining order ain't worth squat against a person hell bent on evil.How
many times must we see this before there is a change.If there is enough
evidence to issue a R/O,then the judges need to do the restraining.Put
whoever is being restrained in jail,or provide protection for who they may be restained from.
I personally think judges,and in some cases police take these R/O way to
lightly.As in this and many other cases surely proves.IMHO
POssibly because R/O's are abused everyday in the court system by women looking to get an upper hand in a divorce case. Only the alleged victims word is needed to get a R/O and many times, this testimony is a blatant lie, it happens everyday in the courts of Ohio.

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