A man has recently killed his family and then committed suicide over the fear of President Obama being re-elected this upcoming election.
According to the The Daily Mail, the man, named Albert Peterson, killed both his wife and children right before killing himself on Tuesday because of his paranoia.
The site reports:
Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed.
A confidante of the family for the past 25 years has spoken to MailOnline about the strength and grace of the Peterson family, as well as the torment that plagued Albert which drove him to shoot dead his wife Kathleen and his two sons Christopher and Mathew at their suburban home in DC on Sunday.
A history of mental illness, the loss of a dear uncle, and a growing fear of Obama winning a second term in the White House took its toll on the mind of Mr Peterson, a wealthy defense contractor, the friend said.
'He just did not want his kids inheriting this mess,' Maggie L, who did not wish to reveal her last name, told MailOnline. 'Sometimes we thought he might take his own life when he was so depressed. We never thought he would take Kathie's.'
The friend later went on to say about his recent erratic behavior,
'I got emails and the emails stopped all of a sudden last week,' Maggie said. 'He felt that our God-given rights were being taken away. He didn't like where the country was going.'
Mr Peterson, also mentioned pressures at work that troubled Maggie.
Explaining his increasingly erratic behavior, she said: 'He said he wanted to expose something at work. He also got the impression at work, that if they didn't vote for Obama and get him elected, they would lose their jobs.'
A candlelight vigil was held at Floris United Methodist Church where mourners gathered and sang “Amazing Grace”.
Reverend Rom Berlin said of the family in a speech:
“Our community feels a real sense of loss at this time. This is a family that people cared about.”
We pray for the friends and family members of the Peterson family during this tragic time.
SOURCE: The Daily Mail