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    NE - Tracy Brannan, 33, murdered in her Omaha home, 24 July 2010

    I will let the article speak for itself:

    http://www.omaha.com/article/2010072...er-forgive-son

    However I will add my two cents' worth. This man is a psychologist- couldn't he have seen how dangerous his son was? He'd apparently attacked his father and tried to kill him a few years prior.

    I also will post a link to the article in a UK newspaper:

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/c...sEnabled=false

    At first glance this looks to be a sad and tragic domestic crime. My hink meter is not yet going off but the dial is moving, what does anyone else think?
    Last edited by Snick1946; 07-28-2010 at 08:00 PM.
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    this is the part I am confused about:

    “When we came upstairs, Tracy told David how much she appreciated him being part of the family,” Brannan said. “She told him that it was nice having him upstairs, and he kind of got weird.”

    Harold Brannan said David suddenly began calling Tracy “all sorts of vile names” and cursing.

    Brannan said he interrupted, telling his son it was time to go to bed. It was about 4:30 a.m., and Wyatt stepped out the back door a for a cigarette. Her husband went to their bedroom and took off his shirt.

    “I heard a door slam, and I knew it wasn't Tracy,” Brannan said. “I opened the back door, and she was lying there in a pool of her own blood, struggling for air. Her neck was slashed.”
    Why did he leave his wife alone, with his unstable son, moments after the two argued???? KWIM?
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    I was bothered by that but chose not to mention in my original posting- wanted to see if anyone else was.
    I hope I don't sound too suspicious but something about this whole thing isn't sitting right. The age difference between Dr Brannan and his new wife, the doctors apparent denial about his son's mental issues etc. Then he is all over the media in a day or so blasting his son and disowning him? This guy is a mental health profesional? Stay tuned on this one.
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    Very interesting story Snick! I wonder what the son David's relationship was like with his bio mom. I look forward to updates.

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    Guessing this is the picture dad is upset about

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...w-life-US.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    Guessing this is the picture dad is upset about

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...w-life-US.html
    OMG- I read about it but was not prepared for what I saw.
    This young woman is dead and I don't wish to seem to disparage her but take a real good look at the picture, where his hands are and so on. I am not alleging anything improper but- she may have given this kid the wrong idea, or something.
    I'd love to know the story of the doctor's first marriage. Also did he gain anything from his current wife's death? Hopefully LE will be looking a bit more at this one before closing the books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snick1946 View Post
    OMG- I read about it but was not prepared for what I saw.
    This young woman is dead and I don't wish to seem to disparage her but take a real good look at the picture, where his hands are and so on. I am not alleging anything improper but- she may have given this kid the wrong idea, or something.
    I'd love to know the story of the doctor's first marriage. Also did he gain anything from his current wife's death? Hopefully LE will be looking a bit more at this one before closing the books.
    It get weirder...check out the charges against her father, enough said. This whole case is bizarre!

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    You know what I think set him off... when she told him she appreciated him being part of the family.

    I am not saying in anyway that she deserved this, btw.

    He was always part of the family. She was the new one. I think that was just a slap in the face to him, and he went into his rage. But I hope he never gets out of prison... what a stupid thing to kill someone for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    Guessing this is the picture dad is upset about

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...w-life-US.html
    YIKES!

    Totally inappropriate.

    I think something weird was going on in that family.

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    I agree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    Guessing this is the picture dad is upset about

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...w-life-US.html

    Wow, yep, I bet that's the one

    I just noticed this in that article:

    Neighbours told police they were woken up by screams in the early hours of Sunday morning and saw Brannan dragging his grievously injured wife from the house.

    He told neighbours he and his wife had been attacked by his son as they slept.
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...#ixzz0v2z30lf2
    Last edited by Salem; 07-29-2010 at 05:00 PM. Reason: fix italics
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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    It get weirder...check out the charges against her father, enough said. This whole case is bizarre!
    What charges are you referencing? Can you provide a link? Thanks.
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    Where was this son on March 13, 2008? I know that's far out, but he does live in Omaha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowDog View Post
    Where was this son on March 13, 2008? I know that's far out, but he does live in Omaha.
    YellowDog, I wondered the same thing! I am unclear if the Dr and son are from Omaha...... or Scotland and moved to Omaha.

    The murder method sure does ring a bell! (Not to mention my vivd imagination of a mentally ill, basement dwelling, cyber gaming, knife weilding fiend!)

    MOO

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