18-year-old shoots girlfriend, turns rifle on himself

There are 20 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 17, 2006, titled 18-year-old shoots girlfriend, turns rifle on himself. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Down a grass and dirt lane, two lives in crisis ended Sunday morning atop Thompson Ridge.

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Rayna Lowery

Taylor, MI

#1 Jul 22, 2006
Tara was my younger sister. We laid her to rest yesterday Friday July 21. She had alot of torment & trouble in her life, and was out of control. Since she had turned 18, she would listen to noone. I loved her and will miss her forever. RIP Tara Rae Lowery.
dont know

Grand Blanc, MI

#2 Jul 25, 2006
i am so sorry. God Bless!
annonymous person

Columbus, OH

#3 Feb 22, 2007
i cant believe it. its one thing for that prick to take his own life because he was a no good selfish prick. but he didnt have to take tara with him. he is in hell. as for tara, shes with the lord (=
Zoompad

Coventry, UK

#4 Feb 23, 2007
Rayna Lowery wrote:
Tara was my younger sister. We laid her to rest yesterday Friday July 21. She had alot of torment & trouble in her life, and was out of control. Since she had turned 18, she would listen to noone. I loved her and will miss her forever. RIP Tara Rae Lowery.
Rayna, I'm so sorry.

love Zoompad

Since: Feb 07

Circleville, OH

#5 Apr 23, 2007
Rayna Lowery wrote:
Tara was my younger sister. We laid her to rest yesterday Friday July 21. She had alot of torment & trouble in her life, and was out of control. Since she had turned 18, she would listen to noone. I loved her and will miss her forever. RIP Tara Rae Lowery.
Yes, it is very sad and we are sorry for your loss. We all will miss her.
annonymous

Westlake, OH

#6 Jan 17, 2012
I miss her so much :/
SoSorry

Chillicothe, OH

#7 Jan 20, 2012
I went to middle school with Tera, and she was my friend for that one school year that I lived in laurelville. she will truley be missed. RIP Tera.
HumanSpirit

Hawthorne, FL

#8 Jan 20, 2012
We're pharmaceutical mind drugs used on the deceased. based on the (no science) mental health industry as so many other murder and suicide were?
Linda Midkiff

Chicago, IL

#9 Jan 27, 2012
This is a very sad and disturbing news. This may be caused by depression. It's a very sad thing that some antidepressants reinforce negative emotions instead of helping alleviate them. Paxil, for example, causes suicidal thinking behavior and other severe emotional changes and impulses.
See: http://www.paxilbirthdefectlaw.com/
bmonz

UK

#12 Jan 29, 2012
Wow what do u people put in the water in the US ?? Why do 3 out of 5 teenagers think nothing of picking a rifle up and taking innocent lives ? I think gun rules are shambolic in america and you wonder why 70% of teenagers carry guns ?! Very sad about tara rip
oreo

Chillicothe, OH

#14 Feb 4, 2012
why keep bringing this up let her parents be at peace and stop bring up this story let teras mom rest and keep this off ur post she has been through enough let her rest in peace I dont umderstand everone keeps saying they help and the only ones that helped lay tera to rest was sharon and chuck so please let it be it hurts when she see this thank you
Anonymous

Columbia, MO

#15 Sep 8, 2012
Rollie was far from being a "selfish prick"...he had a lot of problems but he was a very great guy...his brother lives next door to my grandma...and I used to see him all the time...and the weekend that happened they were arguing with each other and they were both drinking...and with the medications he was taking that wasn't the greatest decision...however tera was not by any means innocent...she was a crack head all you people get on here and talk about how all the druggies should die or just go kill themselves...well look what happened here...a drug addict was killed by another drug addict who had mental issues...and now its a boo hoo pity party because it actually happened...and fyi if she was still alive I'm sure you guys would be talking mad shit about her being one of the so called "dopettes". Cause that was the life she choose...I'm sorry for everyones loss in this situation but know the facts before you get on here posting things I saw them not to long before this all happened and I'm not giving his mental state as an excuse because it is far from that...however they were fighting and cussing and causing all kinds of drama in front of my grandmas house...and think about what these people would be like today and how you would feel about them if they were standing in front of you...you may love them but that doesn't change who they would have become.
well

Chillicothe, OH

#16 Sep 8, 2012
They set a perfect example for all the other doper and dopetts on why NOT to use drugs.
I'm surprized more of the same thing has not happen since then.None of the worthless scum that do drugs here want to live 'clean'. They would kill their own mother for another pill to snort up their ugly noses.
Laurelville raised

Pickerington, OH

#17 Sep 8, 2012
Tara, Brandon & Eric ran Betty Lowery's life into the ground.. literally. When she didnt HAND them enough, they went in and STOLE from her. Money for cars, house trailers, "Grandma, I need clothes because I need to job-hunt" the list went on. Of course most of the time, it just went to buy pills, booze, weed and what ever else they could get high off of. The younger generation grandkids and great grandkids drained her of everything, both financially and mentally. Unfortunately they took advantage of the good heart of their grandmother who just wanted them to be happy.... and was blind to what her handouts were really doing, no matter how much everyone tried to tell her. Tara was already in so much trouble before she was with Rollie. Dropping out of school, doping, drinking... it was neverending. It was not a surprise when the incident happened. Facts are facts, if she hadnt died then, something else wouldve happened because she was headed down the death road anyway.
Taras real sis

United States

#18 Nov 18, 2012
RIP Tara u r still missed grl screw ur family that talk shit about u things were messed up at home they need to look at theirselves.Not a single word spoken no time to say gbye u were gone b4 we knew my grl and only God knows why.Just ran into this bs u people posted about her Wow what a family
turkeyburger

San Pablo, CA

#19 Nov 18, 2012
she sounds like a junkie, good riddance
Taras Real Sis

United States

#20 Nov 18, 2012
turkeyburger wrote:
she sounds like a junkie, good riddance
She was far from one u selfish ass unlike your sister who was a junkie prick get a life r u too fat to get out of your house so u stay on the computer all day u lame ignorant dick????????? Get A Life 101 ...it must suck to be fat why dont u hang yourself
turkeyburger

San Pablo, CA

#21 Nov 18, 2012
yes my sister was a junkie and shes dead and im happy about that. your sisters death makes me smile as well
Sick

Chillicothe, OH

#22 Nov 28, 2012
turkeyburger wrote:
yes my sister was a junkie and shes dead and im happy about that. your sisters death makes me smile as well
You are one sick bitch! What if someone said that about your soon to be wife? I know this family very well.. And they are better ppl than your fat a$$!
Sick

Chillicothe, OH

#23 Nov 28, 2012
Rayna Lowery wrote:
Tara was my younger sister. We laid her to rest yesterday Friday July 21. She had alot of torment & trouble in her life, and was out of control. Since she had turned 18, she would listen to noone. I loved her and will miss her forever. RIP Tara Rae Lowery.
Sorry Rayna.. I loved Betty.. And Annie was like a sister.. And no one is prefect.. But for anyone to say someone deserves to die.. Really??

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