CA - Donna, 52, & Briana Williams, 18, murdered, Rancho Penasquitos, 18 July 2011

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  1. CuriousHousewife

    CuriousHousewife New Member

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/18/police-investigating-doulbe-h

     
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  3. IzzyBlanche

    IzzyBlanche Active Member

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    Yes. Incredibly sad too.
     
  6. fran

    fran Former Member

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    This sad story is dominating our local news. Well, this and the deaths related to the Spreckels mansion.

    My son called me today to say that someone he worked with knew them personally. Anyway, he said this was a wonderful family.

    What could have gone so horribly wrong?

    fran

    PS...fwiw, the mom was working in the child abuse unit. She worked closely in the Danielle VanDam case.

    RIP Donna and Brianna. :rose:



    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/jul/18/police-investigating-doulbe-homicide-rancho-penasq/

    Friends mourn deaths of mother, daughter in Rancho Peñasquitos

    "Donna and Bree were best friends,” Don Portugal, one of Briana’s softball coaches, recalled at a vigil Monday afternoon. “They were as tight as a family can get.”

    About 300 mourners gathered to comfort one another and share stories about the mother and daughter. Friends wept as they placed flowers on the pitcher’s mound at Canyonside Park.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<full article at link>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
     
  7. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    I'm guessing untreated mental illness wins again.

    What tragic losses for us all. :(
     
  8. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    Indeed, you were correct.

    http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/loc...led-in-Rancho-Penasquitos-Home-125741348.html


    Source: Man Arrested in Deaths of Mother, Sister | NBC San Diego
     
  9. WestCoastLady

    WestCoastLady Member

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    I'm also in San Diego and just cannot fathom how these things happen.....

    Three lives....destroyed....

    I felt so bad watching the Acting Police Chief talking on the evening news. He looked so sad.
     
  10. JoeFromLB

    JoeFromLB Active Member

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    What's will probably transpire:

    1) Insanity plea
    2) Not guilty by reason of insanity
    3) Committed to mental hospital
    4) Several years later, pronounced "cured" and released into society
    5) Lord only knows...

    Pardon my cynicism.
     
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    fran Former Member

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    I did see the news late last night that revealed the son's illness.

    What a shame it took something so tragic to force this guy to take his medication.

    fran
     
  12. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    Doesn't it always?

    IMO, we are tragically inept in dealing with our mentally ill in this country. Families are not equipped to handle violent or potentially violent family members who are mentally ill and, they shouldn't be expected to attempt it.

    How many times have we seen cases like this? So sad and senseless.
     

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