2 moms, 2 babies: 'My heart is gone'

2 moms, 2 babies: 'My heart is gone'

There are 485 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 15, 2008, titled 2 moms, 2 babies: 'My heart is gone'. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

An armed break-in in September at the Near-Northside house where two women and two young children were gunned down Monday held eerie similarities to the slayings.

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Since: Jan 08

Louisville, KY

#1 Jan 16, 2008
How horrible. No child deserves this kind of death. We have no morals. We have no compassion. We have nothing. May God forgive all of us.
Cool1

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 16, 2008
I pray for the women and the children, and I also pray that I sit on the jury when these low life creeps stand trial!
Tough guy Frank HAH

AOL

#3 Jan 16, 2008
The murder of two young mothers and their babies is EXACTLY why control of the Metro Police needs to be taken away from Anderson.

He should be ashamed for using this tragety to get some PR to retain his hold on the department.

This is the first time he has been seen in public since Bart handed him total control, and the first time he has been outraged by murders!

Where was he after the other couple hundred? Where was his "tough talk" then?
sweett

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 16, 2008
Please know that I and many other people across Indianapolis are grieving and praying for your family at this terrible time. Such a tragedy, this could have been anyone's family!
I pray that there is strong justice for these individuals!
ErodingPatience

Rockford, IL

#5 Jan 16, 2008
How terribly, terribly sad. People who commit this type of crime have no place in our world, not breathing our air, not surviving on our tax dollars. They need to be convicted, and they need to be absent from this world, just as quckly as we can make them so.
I too am disgusted with Frank Anderson's selfish, opportunistic grandstanding, but let us not use this tragedy as a forum for these same old complaints.
WOW

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 16, 2008
Sounds to me like a drug hit. This was not a robbery, it was way too personal. Chances are the victims knew their attackers, even so, probably knew why they were being attacked. Hard to imagine there are people in our society willing to kill innocent babies regardless of the circumstances. How bad will it get before all the killing end?
Tony

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jan 16, 2008
WTF wrote:
"In August, burglars stole $5,000 worth of sweat suits, jewelry worth $250, a $4,500 plasma TV and a $200 table, according to a report."
Who in the hell owns five grand worth of sweat suits???
People who Hijack trucks.
bruce

AOL

#11 Jan 16, 2008
Tough guy Frank HAH wrote:
The murder of two young mothers and their babies is EXACTLY why control of the Metro Police needs to be taken away from Anderson.
He should be ashamed for using this tragety to get some PR to retain his hold on the department.
This is the first time he has been seen in public since Bart handed him total control, and the first time he has been outraged by murders!
Where was he after the other couple hundred? Where was his "tough talk" then?
what a well throught out.....insightful post...lol..political things would have prevented this huh?
Josh

Durham, NC

#12 Jan 16, 2008
T-Mag wrote:
These women were doing the work of the devil and doing lot's of bad stuff and hanging with bad people.
Look how stupid you are. "The devil" doesn't give a damn whether someone sells pot.

That said, it's irresponsible to deal with children in the house. I don't have a lot of sympathy for someone who died doing something stupid.
KLM

Columbus, IN

#13 Jan 16, 2008
i feel so sorry for the famililes, especially the father of andrea yarnell, who tried to get his daughter into a safe environment. unfortunately, he couldn't get her to change her friends. one would think, after the break in, in september, that would be a wake up call to change your ways. by these two women, not being choosy on who they acquainted themselves with, are just as much to blame for the deaths of their children as the people who pulled the trigger. there is much truth to the old adage "you're judged by the company you keep".
Confused

Carmel, IN

#14 Jan 16, 2008
Why do people want to blame anyone for this act other then the suspects? Don't blame the police, police cheif or anyone else not directly related to this sad event. It's not like this could have been prevented by any one act of law enforcement. Lets band together as a community and catch these animals.
SOUTHENDER

Louisville, KY

#15 Jan 16, 2008
My heart and prayer's go out to the surviving family members. No one deserves to be murdered in cold blood. Mr. Yarrell I beleive you tried to encourage Andrea to stay away from the lifestyle that leads nowhere but jail or death. But, our adult children will do as they choose. Please keep trying to encourage your younger daughter to do the same. Through this I hope she takes this as lessons learned. Not trying to teach our children right from wrong is failure of parenting. When they choose not to listen, it's failure on their part not their parents.
May God heal your broken heart today and bless you with joy tomorrow.
Josh

Durham, NC

#16 Jan 16, 2008
KLM wrote:
by these two women, not being choosy on who they acquainted themselves with, are just as much to blame for the deaths of their children as the people who pulled the trigger
Is this code for "selling drugs?"

Because that's pretty clearly what was going on in this case. It wasn't that they had a sociopathic friend or anything.

Since: Jun 07

United States

#17 Jan 16, 2008
Tough guy Frank HAH wrote:
The murder of two young mothers and their babies is EXACTLY why control of the Metro Police needs to be taken away from Anderson.
He should be ashamed for using this tragety to get some PR to retain his hold on the department.
This is the first time he has been seen in public since Bart handed him total control, and the first time he has been outraged by murders!
Where was he after the other couple hundred? Where was his "tough talk" then?
While I agree the Mayor should have control of the police dept this is the dumbest commment I have read about this massacre.

The sheriff is outraged.....and you won't see this on TV...he made the comment that we, the black community, have no one to blame but ourselves. We keep killing each other.

I don't feel it's a race issue more of a mentality of a lack of respect for life or settling even the most minor disagreements with guns.

It's just sad all the way around.
Sam Thompson

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Jan 16, 2008
These cruel, devilish, criminal's deserve just what they get! They are heart least & deserve the death penalty for killing those innocent babie's & their Mother's. In my eye's this was heartless & cold blooded1
Carl Hoffman

AOL

#20 Jan 16, 2008
I am going to guess based on the information that drug money is what is involved. Prior similar circumstances and her boy friend in jail for drugs. Common connection between everything, drugs. Shot because they knew the suspects most likely the case. Hard to believe that humans can be as cruel as they are to each other. The suspects belong in hell and so does any drug dealer we catch selling. Register and vote have a reak say in how your nation will be govern. Police need your support and help. Your vote can help them get good leadership,
Jim

Durham, NC

#21 Jan 16, 2008
So the sheriff considers this an issue with the "black community?" Does the "white community" or the "paficic islander community" not experience violence? And why would his outrage compell him to make comments about the "black community?" It seems to me that his jurisdiction isn't limited by racial barriers, and he should stow the racist diatribes. That man needs to be removed from office.
william

Indianapolis, IN

#23 Jan 16, 2008
I feel sorry for the children and the Grandparents in this case, but when are these young adults going to realize that thier actions and who they associate with will have a far reaching effect on thier lives and others who care for them.. IT WAS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT THE RESIDENCE WAS A BAD ENVIROMENT. All the neighbors knew this and harbored the ill effects that came out of it. Stop protecting the evil doers and start holding each other accountable for this trajedy. A prayer vigil AFTER the fact is a day late, where was all the concern prior?

Since: Oct 07

Indy

#24 Jan 16, 2008
WTF wrote:
"In August, burglars stole $5,000 worth of sweat suits, jewelry worth $250, a $4,500 plasma TV and a $200 table, according to a report."
Who in the hell owns five grand worth of sweat suits???
My thoughts exactly!
be for real

Indianapolis, IN

#25 Jan 16, 2008
This really smells bad all t he way around. Those women had way to much expendsive stuff in that house, not to mention the drugs. And I believe those punks took something out with them when they fled but left the pot. But still, you have to be some kind of a monster to do that to two women let along the babies. Parents its time to wake up!! Know where your sons are, what they are doing, who they hang around with. I say sons because youngladys don't participate in this kind stuff. I have frist hand experience in this stuff, because I was the victom of a home invasion a while back. I had no idea that my son was selling drugs, he was a honor student in high school, he didn't have flashy clothes, was always at home when he was suppose to be. But times that he wasn't he was hanging with some drug dealers. They broke down my door on a sunday afternoon, shot me once and killed him. Thank the lord they caught the punks about a year later. Only to find out that the one that killed my son graduated right behind him. So we need to talk to our sons every now and then, find out who their friends are. Support them every way we can. Let them know that crime any kind of crime isn't worth spending time in prison. Until we as parents get our kids while they are young and try to lead them in the right direction we are fighting a losing battle.

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