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Welcome to the first week of the murder segment. I sure picked a tricky one to be the first. I’m scratching my head on this!

Before I get into my opinion, here is the video and article on the matter: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/30/four-mass-killings-in-four-days/3317821/

Four mass killings in four days. Is it random? I would think, to an extent, yes. It is very random. The murderers, though, had to have some kind of motive, right? In every good book about murder mysteries, there’s some sort of motive. So why wouldn’t the murderers have a motive this time?

There’s so much going on here, I feel like I can’t talk about them all separately. As many times as I’ve watched the video, and as closely as I’ve looked at the article, I feel like I would still get something wrong if I attempted it.

I think the most likely reason for all of these was revenge. The neighbor did something wrong, the girlfriend cheated, the mother and aunt did something he didn’t like… There are all kinds of possibilities.

Still, even if these people killed to get revenge, I still don’t see how people can be so cruel. Four children went to a neighbor’s house saying their mother was killed. How can a man take their mama away from them when they’re still so young? He’s a sorry excuse for a man. That’s for sure.

The fact that the very top of the page says that it’s random makes me wonder about the author’s ideas. Maybe the killers have nothing to do with each other, and Yamiche Alcindor and Meghan Hoyer are calling it random that way. There’s always a motive behind a murder, though, and there’s nothing random about that.

What are your thoughts on this? Feel free to comment below!

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