A father from British Columbia (on May 11, 2015) admitted he killed his family through an open letter on Facebook.
Randy Janzen had a daughter named Emily. At only 19-years-old, Emily had suffered from depression caused by severe migraines since she was very young. The migraines interfered so much with her daily life, that she couldn’t even attend university, and had to frequently put her life on hold.
Later, police were called to investigate an online post written by Janzen, in which he claimed to have killed his family. In a chilling Facebook status he wrote:
“I just could not see my little girl hurt for one more second,” the post reads. “I took a gun and shot her in the head and now she is migraine free.”
“Then I shot Laurel because a mother should never have hear the news her baby has died.”
“Then a couple of days later my sister Shelly because I did not want her to have to live with this shame I have caused all alone.”
“Now my family is pain free and in heaven. I have great remorse for my actions and feel like the dirt that I am. I am taking full responsibility for my actions of these murders. So sorry to anyone I have hurt. Rest in peace my little family. Love Daddio xoxo. ”
It appears the Randy’s Facebook account and post have since been deleted.
Psychologist Patrick Baillie weighed in on Janzen’s probable mental illness:
“This isn’t somebody who has a mental disorder that has so interfered with his thinking that either he doesn’t know what he’s doing or he doesn’t know that it’s wrong. I think (Janzen) is an individual who perceived himself as being at the end of his rope and started to think about this as a solution.”
After that, Randy Janzen took his own life shortly after he posted online.
Despite her migraines, Emily tweeted a few weeks ago that she was thankful to be alive:
It’s true that due to her migraines, Emily had troubles doing what she loved most: singing and being on stage. However, in any case it is not justified to take her life and kill her. There are several thousand people in the world who do not even have access to basic amenities to survive, still they LIVE and take strength from that one RAY of HOPE.
Life is tough – agreed – but we ought to survive it and till the end of the game. What do you guys think, is it justified to take someone’s life to relieve him/her from worldly pains?
Source: CBC News