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    FL - Three women, 6yo girl shot to death at Jupiter Thanksgiving dinner, 26 Nov 2009

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/brea...y/1353760.html

    Four people, including a 6-year-old girl, are dead and another is in the hospital after police say a man opened fire on his relatives as they gathered for a Thanskgiving Day feast in Jupiter last evening.

    The search is on for 35-year-old Michael Merihige of Miami, who left the scene in a blue 4-door Toyota with Florida tags W427JT.

    The Thanksgiving Day gathering had drawn about 17 friends and family to the home, Pascarella said this morning. At some point, Merhige arrived, left and then returned, shooting his sisters Lisa and Carla Merhige, as well as Ramon Joseph and 6-year-old Makayla Sitton.
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    He shot the little girl while she was in bed. Why would a 35 year old man go out of his way to shoot a little girl? He also killed his twin sisters & his aunt. My first thought was that maybe he got caught molesting his cousin. It is horrible, what is wrong with people??

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    Oh god what a beautiful little girl. He went out of his way to kill her......what an evil POS.
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    Sad we can't get through a holiday without a family shooting anymore.

    This quote sums it up:

    "I don't understand how a person could shoot a little girl while she was lying in her bed. What could possibly be so wrong in your life that you would do that?" Feldman, a neighbor, asked this morning.

    What could have been so wrong?

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    OMG...this is just awful...

    he is still out there....

    this is just so sad

    Sun Sentinel coverage:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/pal...tory?track=rss
    Last edited by LogicalMinds; 11-27-2009 at 03:17 PM.

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    more about the Merhige family and picture of the suspect

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/pal...,6853711.story

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    Oh no, one of the twins, Lisa Knight, was pregnant!

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1380262/




    Here's a more complete article on this:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/pal...,7327142.story
    Last edited by SkewedView; 11-27-2009 at 09:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniperacer View Post
    Sad we can't get through a holiday without a family shooting anymore.

    This quote sums it up:

    "I don't understand how a person could shoot a little girl while she was lying in her bed. What could possibly be so wrong in your life that you would do that?" Feldman, a neighbor, asked this morning.

    What could have been so wrong?
    We cant even get through a week or two without a multiple family murder anymore. At the first of the year I tried to keep up with how many family members had lost their lives this way but it got to be so many I lost count.

    And these type of crimes always escalates around holidays especially Thanksgiving and Christmas time. With the condition our country is in now imo it will rise even higher than it has been in the recent past.

    I fear we will see more of the same in the coming weeks. I would love to be wrong.


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    How sad, one aunt was pregnant and 6 year old little girl was in bed.........
    Kyron, HALEIGH, ADJI & Gabriel NEEDS PRAYERS NOW TO FIND THEM!. Zahra & Jonathan in heaven
    Justice for Hailey!!!!
    No Justice for Caylee Marie..........

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    We live very close this. Everyone is talking about it. HORRIBLE!!!
    They still have not found him, that is really scary. But I read he had threatened suicide before, so maybe that is how he has chosen to end this terror.
    He will be found and justice will prevail. Here and beyond.

    Words cannot express the shock and sadness everyone has for this family.
    This little girls family is of strong faith, I hope that brings some comfort. I pray that it brings some comfort.





    Last edited by fay; 11-28-2009 at 12:49 AM. Reason: grammar


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    Violent deaths mar Merhige family history

    There was another tragedy in the family, in 1973. The suspect's aunt killed her husband and her two children, then committed suicide:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/miam...y/1354986.html

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    FL - Three women, 6yo girl shot to death at Jupiter Thanksgiving dinner, 26 Nov 2009

    http://www.floridatoday.com/article/...g+Day+killings

    "JUPITER — Authorities in Florida are searching today for a man police said opened fire on his family after Thanksgiving dinner and killed four people, including his pregnant sister and a 6-year-old cousin who was sleeping in her bed."

    "There had been “ongoing resentment” in the family, but investigators weren’t sure what specifically prompted the shooting, officials said. Police were looking for Paul Michael Merhige, 35, of Miami. He was believed to be driving a royal blue 2007 Toyota Camry with a rear spoiler and Florida license plate.

    Merhige is also accused of gunning down his pregnant sister’s twin and his 79-year-old aunt."
    Last edited by MeoW333; 11-28-2009 at 01:58 PM.
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    Exclamation

    There is now a nationwide manhunt for the suspect, Paul Michael Merhige. He is a 35 yr old white male with brown hair, brown eyes. Last seen driving a royal blue 2007 Toyota Camry (4 door) with a rear spoiler, factory rims, no tint. FL Tag W42 7JT. He recently purchased 2 handguns & a sniper rifle. Allegedly has a history of mental illness & domestic violence issues involving one of the sisters (now murdered). He shot this little baby point blank in the head, heart & 3 other places & also killed his elderly Aunt and twin sisters, one of which was pregnant. Please please spread the suspect's info & picture. He needs to be caught. May be heading to Michigan.

    http://www.wptv.com/content/news/nor...VaGDnC6AQ.cspx
    Last edited by nativeSFL; 11-28-2009 at 02:01 PM. Reason: Added vehicle plate #
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    Thank you for sharing that. I've been checking pbpost and I guess they haven't updated the info.
    Heartbreaking. The details are chilling and awful (don't know how else to express it)
    I need a tissue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fay View Post
    Thank you for sharing that. I've been checking pbpost and I guess they haven't updated the info.
    Heartbreaking. The details are chilling and awful (don't know how else to express it)
    I need a tissue.

    I meant to quote you, native.

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