Victims of Taylor Co. murder-suicide identified
A Taylor County woman who investigators say was killed by her ex-husband as part of a murder-suicide, had filed for a restraining order against him in 2008 because of domestic abuse, according to court records.
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#1 Jan 8, 2010
What went wrong? I will tell you its call the Taylor county district attorney office with the leader District attorney Karl Kelz and Sheriff Daniels. No only has this lady seeked help Mrs Viken did and they never solved who killed Terry Bushion. All of this happened with the last four years.
Two people were found dead in a Little Black home last week the victims of a murder/suicide.
The questions that need to be asked now are why this happened and what can be done to prevent it from happening again.
Two people are dead because something is broken in our community. Two people are dead because as a society we do not seem to be able to stop the cycle of domestic abuse.
Two people are dead because at some point along the way they did not get the help they needed.
Two people are dead because the system failed. The system failed them and their families and friends and ultimately the community. Failure is not an option when lives are at stake.
It would be easy to say the murder/suicide was aberration an isolated incident and that most of the time those sorts of things dont happen around here. It is easy to say you cant save everyone you cant prevent bad things from happening all the time.
It is easy to turn a blind eye to abuse and to those factors that cause someone to step over the edge. Most of us are uncomfortable when we see a co-worker or friend with tears in their eyes or do not want to ask about the unexplained bruise or stand in awkward silence when we witness psychological or verbal abuse. Most of us have known someone in an unhealthy relationship, sometimes that person looks back at us in the mirror.
There are plenty of pressures in modern life. From job losses and cutbacks making it hard to make ends meet, to issues with mental health and substance abuse, the triggers of domestic violence are many.
What sends someone past the breaking point another may be able to handle easily.
As a community we need to step back from this tragedy and look at where along the way these people fell through the cracks of a system intended to prevent this sort of incident from occurring.
We need to avoid the easy way out and not brush this under the carpet. We need to ask the hard questions and make the tough choices.
It is too late to get the victims of this crime the help they needed. It is too late for them, but maybe not for others.
#2 Jan 8, 2010
Once again Paul and Lori Hoffmann using other people's tragedies to spin their pathetic obsession.
This only shows you have no decency or respect for families who have suffered loss.
The only one responsible for these deaths is the one who did the killing.
I would say you should be ashamed of yourselves, but it's obvious you are sociopathic.
#3 Jan 9, 2010
The only socipathic is you. Don't you realize the people in the positions to do something don't. Read the news buddy even the cops in the Eau Claire area can solve crime and murders. How come this county constantly suffers with unsolved crimes. We are tired of your mistakes heads have to roll. Once again the ones who can't do their jobs and have a histroy of botched investihgations are Taylor County District attorney Karl J. Kelz and Sheriff Bruce Daniels. They have failed to keep the public safe. Maybe call in the Altoona Police Department they solved there murders. PLease call someone in do the job the Job of District attorney. Maybe if District Attorney Karl Kelz didn't harass Mrs. Flora something would of been done for these ladies.
It is pathic how you keep blaming other for the failure of The Taylor county District attorney and the Sheriff Bruce Daniels who has to call in the state to try to save jailers jobs from being cut by the board.
#4 Jan 9, 2010
sorry for the typo's
The only socipathic is you. Don't you realize the people in the positions to do something don't. Read the news buddy even the cops in the Eau Claire area can solve crime and murders. How come this county constantly suffers with unsolved crimes. We are tired of your mistakes heads have to roll. Once again the ones who can't do their jobs and have a history of botched investigations are Taylor County District attorney Karl J. Kelz and Sheriff Bruce Daniels. They have failed to keep the public safe. Maybe call in the Altoona Police Department they solved their murders. Please call someone in do the job the job of District attorney. Maybe if District Attorney Karl Kelz didn't harass Mrs. Flora something would of been done for these ladies.
It is pathetic how you keep blaming others for the failure of The Taylor County District Attorney and the Sheriff Bruce Daniels who has to call in the State to try to save jailers jobs from being cut by the board. WE need justice for these victims. and the system in Taylor County has failed
#5 Jan 10, 2010
yet, you continue to exploit people's grief and tragedy for your own pathetic goals of revenge.
I sincerely hope there is a special place in hell for people like the two of you.
#6 Jan 11, 2010
Hide some more secerts you must be from Medford. people in the county need help with Domestic Abuse and The District Attorney Karl Kelz and Taylor County Sheriff Bruce Daniels have failed. There was even a complaint filed with the State of Wisconsin on Taylor County Sheriff's Department for not following the Law in reguards to Domestic abuse were a victim was treated fairly. Why don't they just admitt they have failed. Instead of you advioding the facts and trying to blame others for it by putting your own twist on things. Don't you remember the District Attorny has failed at prosecuting two sexual assault cases recently and failed at the prosecuation of a meth case. He has no respect for women or Jurors.
#7 Jan 11, 2010
Anything you claim whether true or false doesn't change the above.
That's what people like you will never get.
#8 Jan 11, 2010
What are you talking about Paul and Lori?
I heard your buddy Mike Murphy Jr just became a convicted felon at a jury trial.
Is he one of your supporters like your other felon friend Mike Olson?
Your supporters are impressive. Ha Ha.
#9 Jan 12, 2010
Rib lake boy it is very sad that you continue to have a sickness obsession over who ever Hoffmanns are. This blog is about the Victims who have lost their lives due to the fact the Taylor county Justice system , District attorney Kelz and Taylor County Sheriff Bruce Daniels fail to do their job in prosecuting the the killers of the victims. So please Grow up!!!!!!!!!! Maybe one day you would Realize the Problems with the Jutice system and how people are revictimized even when they try to get help.
#10 Jan 12, 2010
Dear "failed system",
We KNOW who you are. Please stop hiding here. You might even get some respect if you stop playing games.
So, let me get this straight, the DA and Sheriff are responsible for the deaths of these people? Not only does that not make, it also makes you what others accuse you of, being childish and full of revenge. It looks like you will use these tragic victims to get back at the DA and Sheriff. Your behavior only further convinces the public of its opinion of you. These poor victims didn't lose their lives due to the DA or Sheriff. They lost their lives because some worthless human being decided to take their lives.
To do what you are doing here is sick and you need help.
#11 Jan 12, 2010
Truth in Justice besides you changing your name with the blowing wind we know who you are. Don't you think after so many years The DA and sherif shoudl be held accountable for not doing there job or if I understand you correctly if the killers don't turn themselves in for their crime and admittt to give and lock themselves up. Its okay the cops won't catch you. They are napping or doing what ever or don't care. Should there be accountability look thewell job the small community or Altoona did they know how to protect the public. District attorney Karl Kelz and Taylor couty Sheriff Daniels have failed to protect the public these women killed and the murder of Terry Bushion was never solved.
#12 Jan 12, 2010
Truth in Justice,
Don't waste your time. It will NEVER sink in.
Let the Hoffmanns play here in blog land. In Taylor County, people know exactly who and what they are. So, in the end, it really doesn't matter what they say.
I'm just hoping Paul runs for sheriff. I could use some comic relief.
#13 Jan 13, 2010
District Attorney Karl Kelz when are you going to start to do your instead of you sick obsession over these Hoffmanns. They sealed the john Doe investigation because if the people knew what you did they woudl have to investigate all your cases and the State doesn't want to do that. We hope you run for judge again. We now know why you didn't get it. We heard all about it in Marathon county
#14 Jan 14, 2010
yup, it's all a conspiracy. I heard the Atty. General is in on it and so it the Governor and the entire supreme court.
I wonder if the feds are in on it as well...
#15 Jan 14, 2010
we are hoping both District attorney Kelz and Sheriff Daniels both run again. We want them explain what goes on in the take homne squad cars and what about those pictures out there. How sick !!!! and Kelz and Daniels by taking no action endorse it. We seen the information and the ones with Kelz involved even the inmates will be laughing.
#16 Jan 22, 2010
Who wants to read the sheriff report on the apparent mis conduct in the sqaud I received a copy of it from a guy and can post it here. Geeze what else are the cops up too. Oh yea its a real sheriff's report. I was shocked by it
#17 Feb 4, 2010
My prayers go out to them and their families.. instead of using it as a pulpit in which to preach your agenda from.
The real issue here is domestic violence.. which is a societal issue not just limited to Taylor county.
#18 Feb 8, 2010
The Taylor County District attorney Karl Kelz has made rude comments to Domestic abuse victims. He has a history of trying to intimidate potential jurors. He has failed at protecting the public just look at those last to sexual assault jury trials he lost. He doesnt care about public safety. He is more concerned about his conviction record which if you look at it is pretty said most of his charges against people are made up or inflated. He is the worst District attorney Taylor has had. He is an embarrassment for the county a laughing stock.
Sheriff Bruce Daniels is no better according to a report floating around the county the Sheriff employees apparently are using take home squad cars and official sheriff department equipment to entertain women they pick up off duty at taverns and bring home for house parties. Sheriff Daniels has covered it up telling the investigator I have your best interest. How sad and the county board member must endorse this type of conduct, If it wasnt for the people to get the open record and pass it around the public would have no clue of the games Sheriff Daniels is endorsing. Da Kelz is also aware of it and has failed to take independent action to have the incident investigated. The report should be investigated by an outside agency it is sad what is apparently going on with Tax payers equipment
#19 Feb 12, 2010
I can't decide what is more pathetic... the obsession that some have with those in law enforcement and prosecution here in Taylor County or that fact the I keep reading their drivel.
Hop up on your soapbox of hate using the grief of a family as the medium.
And you wonder why you were removed from duty in Rib Lake, your obsessive nature has no bounds.
#20 Feb 12, 2010
Wander, what does rib lake has to do with this blog?
Who care about rib lake? Well I do know that back in the early 1990's they had a person murdered outside the rib lake area and that Taylor county law enforcement has failed to solve that one too. Its yet another botched investigation how many more should the taxes payers pay for. Its said there is no justice in this failed system. If you can't deal with the fact there are so many botched investigations and they do what ever they can to keep people quite here thinking if we shut people up it will all go away. Then I do not know what to tell you, Do tell us it goes on all over we Pay taxes here and those in charge like District Attorney Kelz and Sheriff Daniels have to held accountable. If you want to endorse their crap and using county equipment liek the report says they do its pathetic. YOu do have your opinion but it seem you are stuck on a person from rib lake? what type of obsession do you have your self.
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