Database: LAPD's 'Most Wanted'

Database: LAPD's 'Most Wanted'

There are 9 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jan 2, 2009, titled Database: LAPD's 'Most Wanted'. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

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HENRY ADAMS

United States

#1 Jan 2, 2009
wow so sad
Bob Ginn

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Jan 2, 2009
How terribly sad that this good family had to come into contact with this cold blooded killer. What triggered his murderess rampage was money. Mark Twain: It's the lack of money that's the root of all evil". With the economy the way it is and many budgets overextended plus living lavious lifestyles.How many more of these creeps are out there waiting to prey? Could a background check have helped? It could not hurt.
kma

Chino Hills, CA

#3 Jan 2, 2009
Bob Ginn wrote:
How terribly sad that this good family had to come into contact with this cold blooded killer. What triggered his murderess rampage was money. Mark Twain: It's the lack of money that's the root of all evil". With the economy the way it is and many budgets overextended plus living lavious lifestyles.How many more of these creeps are out there waiting to prey? Could a background check have helped? It could not hurt.
How about the ex-wife who is getting a free ride from her sister and still being awarded support while her ex-husband is unemployed? How about the divorce proceedings in the first place? How about that he also lost his job in the middle of this divorce? How about his own mother not being sympathetic to him and staying away from his ex until things got finalized?

But go ahead, just blame it on the lack of money! Jerk.
A balanced perspective

United States

#4 Jan 2, 2009
What that man did was evil and unfathomable.
That said, even without the loss of job, how (or more importantly, why) would a judge order $3,000 in support prior to the settlement? Even with his income prior to loosing his job, that's extremely difficult. Then to make matters worse, he has no real family, no support network, and a greedy (and despite all his failings, I do mean GREEDY) wife. She on the other hand has all the support and the piece of mind of being the one emotionally detached. He felt dumped.
Critics, please answer this question. With this guy being such a true piece of ____, why would she not just plain leave (divorce) the guy. Why the financial string?. Answer: just plain GREED. Until that is closely examined this and all situations like it these tragedies will be all to common. Unfortunately, this guys evil character of leaving his son, and the killing of the children are distracting us from the root cause.
Again folks, I don't mean to undermine what a looser this guy was. Shooting those kids is unbelievable. The whole issue of spousal support is in dire need of fixing.
Judge

Anaheim, CA

#5 Jan 2, 2009
Just because what he did was despicable doesn't mean the divorce & support laws don't need to be changed.
Suzee

Mission Viejo, CA

#6 Jan 2, 2009
He was so wrong. It was a short marriage. The divorce settlement was what?$10,000? He had his house, his cars. She was living w/ a relative. He should have moved on. He could have focused on his mom whose mobile home burned in the October fires and was homeless. He wasn't paying child support for the son who he let nearly drowned and who became paraplegic, but he included the boy as a tax write-off for years without ever seeing him. Men, after divorce, odds are good that you'll recover and rebound w/ more income for yourself and a new woman. Go in peace.
David

AOL

#7 Jan 2, 2009
I agree 100% with "A Balanced Perspective"
It's sad so many innocent lives were wasted, but his ex-wife did not deserve ANY SPOUSAL SUPPORT. What a double standard; when are husbands awarded "Spousal Support" from a divorce in a childless marriage?
And "Suzee" is deluded to think the guy could just go out and find another six-figure job. What planet is Suzee living on? Maybe a doctor or lawyer, anyone else who loses their job can apply at McDonalds huh?
Maybe the ex-wife drove him to this crime. Sadly we'll never know the reasons.
David

AOL

#8 Jan 2, 2009
BTW: "He had house and car..."
A house probably worth less than was owed on the mortgage, near forclosure. He was likely losing the house and screwed by the court to pay the ex-wife money she did not deserve. Yeah the guy is obviously a major psycho, but he was likely losing everything. Maybe he could have sold all he owned for pennies & lived in his car is more the reality of things.
Kathy

Burbank, CA

#9 Jan 2, 2009
Actually it's not the lack of money it's the love of money that's the root of all evil. He wasn't legally insane. He knew exactly what he was doing and planned it. They call that premeditated. That's murder in the first degree x the number of people (counts) and that's what he would have charged with had he not killed himself. Or course his lawyer would have tried to get him off on the claim of not guilty by reason of mental defect. As for the money issue think CA law community property. He planned it before the divorce was final. It wasn't final til Dec and he started planning it in July. The article said the court papers showed how much more desparate he was becoming. There was the warning sign right there for those who could see it. As for why she didn't leave? Seen as greed? Okay how come a woman who is hit and abused by her husband doesn't leave. It is certainly not greed. Most women who won't leave an abusive husband is because of the control of her and the purse strings and of course fear. We don't know what happened in that marriage. We don't know if he was abusive to her. He had made 122,000 a year until he was let go. She only made 31,000 a year minus taxes. Try living on 31,000 a year in LA. Maybe she didn't want to continue to live with her sister. Can be done but very hard since yes folks believe or not (look it up on HUD's website)low income in LA County is 42,450/year. I think he started to lose it when his son under his care became brain damaged. I bet if it wasn't for the divorce, he probably would have gone after his employer. Some of you men are living on another planet. Spousal support has nothing to do with having children. That's under child support. Spousal support is rendered when the husband makes more than the wife. He lost his job what in the middle of the divorce? The problem is he lost his job and nobody renegotiated the settlement after his job loss. Lack of support system that tells you something right there. So why does a man 45 not have a support system and why was his mother not sympathetic? Maybe because of what happened to her grandson? Don't men have male buddies they go out with even when they are married? With all that being said, I am fully aware that the system is broken but if he felt that dumped and that depressed he should have just offed himself instead of shooting an 8 year old girl in the face and killing others inc an innocent teenager.

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