Husband kills wife, shoots himself | The Columbus Dispatch

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. Full Story
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disgusted

United States

#69 Jul 7, 2011
All Restraining orders should be issued with a 9mm handgun and a permit to shoot on sight.
Cleaves

Curitiba, Brazil

#70 Jul 7, 2011
Sounds as if she did everything right in order to avoid what happened. I'd say the enforcement agencies that are set up by governments to protect women in such cases were negligent in their duties. Public service employees earning their checks, by simply showing up for work to chat around the water cooler. Now 3 motherless children with damaged psyches and increased odds to perhaps one day further burden society.
Joe

Columbus, OH

#71 Jul 7, 2011
Headline should have read
"TURNS OUT DISPATCH WAS SENDING A CRAZED MURDERER TO SUBSCRIBER'S HOMES EVERY DAY"
laura

Westerville, OH

#72 Jul 7, 2011
Joe wrote:
Headline should have read
"TURNS OUT DISPATCH WAS SENDING A CRAZED MURDERER TO SUBSCRIBER'S HOMES EVERY DAY"
Thanks! I haven't laughed that hard all day! lmao
Danburyman

Port Clinton, OH

#73 Jul 7, 2011
If someone wants to kill you , you have very little chance of survival unless you take steps to help yourself. I'm partial to the glock 23. 180 grain hollow's, locked and loaded. 40 caliber self defense.13 with one in the pipe. Two taps center mass. Offense is the best defense. Just hope he doesn't sneak up behind you and that's all she wrote! Sad it has to come to this! But its the only way if you want to live! Then comes jail and civil suits. Or just leave the handgun home and pray a lot. But you can be sure of this, the police cannot help you with self defense. They will only be there after the fact. Your choice!
April Wine

Columbus, OH

#74 Jul 7, 2011
He aint two bad looking for 32 LOL! KInda looks like my brother ecept my brother got the down syndrome when he was in his late teens and aint never been write never cents. Shame bout him dead and his poor wife dead two.
Whawhaindabuut

Columbus, OH

#75 Jul 7, 2011
Terd Ferguson wrote:
How was this guy not in prison already??? I mean, there's people in county jail for freakin traffic tickets but this guy gets indicted and was out runnin wild? Effed up.
Simple 585 dollars!
Antagonist

Newark, OH

#76 Jul 8, 2011
Cleaves wrote:
Sounds as if she did everything right in order to avoid what happened. I'd say the enforcement agencies that are set up by governments to protect women in such cases were negligent in their duties. Public service employees earning their checks, by simply showing up for work to chat around the water cooler. Now 3 motherless children with damaged psyches and increased odds to perhaps one day further burden society.
It has been established in the courts that law enforcement agencies and officers are not responsible for the protection of any individual. They are responsible to "protect" society as a whole.
You and you alone are responsible for your safety and protection.
You have to take the necessary steps to protect yourself, nobody else is going to do it.

Since: Jun 09

Hilliard, OH

#77 Jul 11, 2011
This is why all Ohioans need to carry guns. Mrs. Blake ask for help from the Columbus Police...and received none. Even after Columbus residents passed a higher income tax for Columbus. Lets this be a warning, carry your own gun because the Columbus Police seem only interested in providing body bags in lieu of protecting Columbus residents.
Antagonist

Newark, OH

#78 Jul 11, 2011
powell sinclair wrote:
This is why all Ohioans need to carry guns. Mrs. Blake ask for help from the Columbus Police...and received none. Even after Columbus residents passed a higher income tax for Columbus. Lets this be a warning, carry your own gun because the Columbus Police seem only interested in providing body bags in lieu of protecting Columbus residents.
I've always believed that it is not that the police don't want to protect, they just simply can't.
It's just simply impossible for them do protect everyone.
Take a hint form them though, they carry a gun mainly for their OWN protection.
farmall

Cumberland, MD

#79 Jul 11, 2011
Shotguns are a girl's best friend. Although, it doesn't hurt to have a 9mm close by....just in case.
Antagonist

Newark, OH

#80 Jul 11, 2011
farmall wrote:
Shotguns are a girl's best friend. Although, it doesn't hurt to have a 9mm close by....just in case.
Col. Jeff Cooper used to say:

"Your pistol is only used to fight your way to your rifle".
Nope

Columbus, OH

#81 Jul 12, 2011
He delivered to businesses and his customers loved him. He showed them another personality.
Joe wrote:
Headline should have read
"TURNS OUT DISPATCH WAS SENDING A CRAZED MURDERER TO SUBSCRIBER'S HOMES EVERY DAY"
OMG this makes me sick

Sardinia, OH

#82 Jul 12, 2011
gETaBRAIN wrote:
Ok, she had 3 weeks warning of her death. Why was she within 100 miles of him. Get to a shelter ladies, stop this "i love him" crap. No man is worth all that.
ok obviously you know nothing. thr were no "I love you crap" Family wanted her to stay with them, but she was worried he'd kill them to get to her, just like he told her he would. And she did tell other sources in other counties his wearabouts but they did nothing to try and catch his a**!
willyjb1

Columbus, OH

#83 Jul 12, 2011
It's almost like a Jerry Springer story. No matter how bad a guy treats a woman they say "I still love him, we've been through a lot together, he's always been there for me" and they let him back in the house. She didn't deserve what happened to her but why is she outside with him that early in the morning?
Mimi

Columbus, OH

#84 Jul 15, 2011
Sheesh wrote:
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Nice family - hope your spouse does a better job this time around than he did with his first set of children...
His ex had taken them on the run years ago when she left town with a pimp. Our children & foster children are wonderful thank you . People like yourself should not speak without all facts given, not that it's your business. My comment was regarding the police & their lack of duty, not an invitation to run your pie hole.

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