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    Default Finances Drive Man to Murder/Suicide

    This is so sad, especially for the kids.

    6 Dead in California Gated Community Murder-Suicide

    Monday , October 06, 2008

    LOS ANGELES
    An unemployed accounting industry worker who was despondent over financial problems shot and killed his wife, three children, mother-in-law and then himself in an upscale home in a gated community, police said Monday.

    The bodies were found by officers making a welfare check Monday morning when the wife failed to show up at a neighbor's home to go to work, Deputy Chief Michel Moore said.

    Officers entering the large, modern home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Porter Ranch found the older woman shot to death in bed, he said. The other bodies were found throughout the house but not in bed.

    A handgun, purchased on Sept. 16, was found where the father's body was located, Moore said.

    The family members' names were not immediately released because police wanted to make sure schools attended by the slain children had time to make grief counselors available.

    The children were sons ages 19, 12 and 7, the wife was 39 and the mother-in-law was 70. The father was 45.

    Investigators found envelopes containing a suicide note to police, another to friends and relatives and a will.

    The father had a master's of business administration in finance, formerly worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sony Pictures, but had been unemployed for several months, Moore said.

    Moore did not specify what financial trouble the man had been in. He noted that the family did not own the home.

    In the suicide letters, "he attests to some financial difficulties, takes responsibility for the taking of the lives of his family members and himself as a result of those financial difficulties," Moore said. "We believe that he has become despondent recently over financial dealings and the financial situation of his household."

    The man had no record of mental disabilities or contacts with mental health professionals in Los Angeles County, Moore said.

    PricewaterhouseCoopers spokesman Steven Silber had no immediate comment. Sony Pictures Entertainment spokesman Steve Elzer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

    The killings happened sometime after 6 p.m. Saturday, Moore said.

    The gated community, called Sorrento Pointe, is among several developments along curving lanes and cul-de-sacs set on the foothills of the Santa Susana Mountains in Porter Ranch, about 23 miles northwest of downtown.

    Ryan Ransdell, who lives across the street from the house, said it had been occupied by the family for about a year.

    "They didn't socialize too much," he said. "They kept pretty much to themselves."

    Ransdell said he didn't hear any gunshots on Saturday night.

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    fucking douchebag... hope he rots in hell...
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    I'm sure the media will be playing up the financial problems angle, but make no mistake, this was a case of mental illness. A sad one.

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    Lets look at the facts from the story and do a half-assed psyche profile.

    Worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sony Pictures, lived in a gated community and was out of work for seven months. Killed his wife and kids.

    This guy's life was all about money. Money and status.

    Instead of buying a sensible house in a reasonable neighborhood he bought into an up-scale gated community even though he could only barely make the payments. He figured that the home would increase in value and he could turn around and sell it for a profit in the hot Southern California housing market. Then the market died off and then he lost his job. He probably sent his resume out on the internet and sought only jobs in a certain pay range.

    Instead of being a man, he took the chicken way out. He didn't even think of maybe taking out a life insurance policy and then driving off a cliff or into a bridge abuttment. Nope, his wife and kids weren't people, they were possessions to him so he took them with him. He may have even blamed them in some way for his problems.

    What? Couldn't bare living with your parents or in-laws? Maybe move in with us po folks at the mobile home park?

    Not this guy.

    What a piece of work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Lets look at the facts from the story

    This guy's life was all about money. Money and status.

    Instead of buying a sensible house in a reasonable neighborhood he bought into an up-scale gated community even though he could only barely make the payments. He figured that the home would increase in value and he could turn around and sell it for a profit in the hot Southern California housing market.
    "He noted that the family did not own the home."

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    Very sad to hear of this. People get desperate and see no other way out I guess. Senseless killing. Those poor kids.
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    Man this story sucks. I thought to myself when watching the news report couldn't he have maybe sold the Lexus SUV and Chevy Tahoe that were parked in the driveway to help make ends meet. I mean shit move out or something. Killing your own children is fucked up. He was obviously fucked in the head more than in his finances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Lets look at the facts from the story and do a half-assed psyche profile.

    Worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sony Pictures, lived in a gated community and was out of work for seven months. Killed his wife and kids.

    This guy's life was all about money. Money and status.

    Instead of buying a sensible house in a reasonable neighborhood he bought into an up-scale gated community even though he could only barely make the payments. He figured that the home would increase in value and he could turn around and sell it for a profit in the hot Southern California housing market. Then the market died off and then he lost his job. He probably sent his resume out on the internet and sought only jobs in a certain pay range.

    Instead of being a man, he took the chicken way out. He didn't even think of maybe taking out a life insurance policy and then driving off a cliff or into a bridge abuttment. Nope, his wife and kids weren't people, they were possessions to him so he took them with him. He may have even blamed them in some way for his problems.

    What? Couldn't bare living with your parents or in-laws? Maybe move in with us po folks at the mobile home park?

    Not this guy.

    What a piece of work.
    agreed 100% Axx.

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    http://www.ktla.com/content_landing_...98&feedID=1080

    In a letter addressed to police, Rajaram blamed his actions on economic hardships. A second letter, labeled "personal and confidential," was addressed to family friends; the third contained a last will and testament, Moore said.

    The letter to police voiced two options: taking his own life, or killing himself and his entire family.

    "He talked himself into the second strategy," Moore said. "That that would be the honorable thing to do."
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