Friday, July 15, 2011

It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Killed...

Talk about dicey situations: a Minnesota woman was murdered by her own children last Christmas when she proposed the family play a game of Yahtzee (I'm guessing that the murderous brood's temperament was better suited to Clue).

But while the bizarre details of this case invite a bit of sardonic
commentary, they also strike a distinctly American Gothic chord.  I can't help but wonder what exactly was going on behind the closed doors of that house, what made the family so dysfunctional, the children so disturbed.  This story just serves as another reminder that shocking violence can erupt anytime, anywhere in our Macabre Republic.

To read more about this case, click here.

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