- May 6, 2016
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Unless the police have seen a video of the event happening or confirmed a note verifying in one of the victim's handwriting, there is no concrete evidence from day one. Police have to go through various scenarios and theories and, from my experience with them, the first one is not always the correct one until they have completely investigated the premises and autopsy results. While sources may have had the theory of murder-suicide, the did so before interviewing family, friends of coworkers. After that source saying the MS theory, evidence came out about the fact that the Shermans had a lot of near future plans including a daughter's wedding and going to Florida. That is evidence as well. And we have not heard of any previous violence or animosity between the Shermans yet. I am not saying their life was perfect but if they had no recent history of issues, then motive for a murder suicide is questionable. I am not saying that it is impossible but makes it less likely.
Of course the children are going to want the image of their parents to be positive but how do you know that they don't have valuable information to the case. Assuming that because the children don't live with the parents is no indication on how close they were or weren't.
So many pieces of conflicting information is out there (no security cameras, camera in the pool area turned off, etc) that is it is very difficult for the public to know which is true to base theories on or which is not.
Does anyone know if there was an open house or showings prior to the deaths? Do we know if any previous staff members were fired? Do we know any connections of the current staff ? All these can help explain how someone can get access to the home with out a break in or know the layout of the house to plan a murder.
Someone previously brought up an interesting point about why the bodies were taken upstairs to remove them from the front door instead of the garage which was next to the pool. I am not sure if anyone confirmed if there was outdoor access from the pool to the garage or other outdoor area. If so, it is interesting that they would take the bodies upstairs to remove them hinting that the other crime scene may be the garage.
My son and grandsons do not live with us. As a family we are very close. Hubby spends hours on the phone with our son every evening. I call him several times a day. My grandsons call both of us every day. MY DIL and Grand DIL calls us both every day. I talk to my sisters and nieces and nephews several times a week. We live in a very small town and all of us ( my son, grandsons, siblings and most of their kids and grandchildren all live in this town within blocks of each other. We see each other often at the one grocery store in town and at the one convenience store. They come to visit very often.
They know a lot about us. For example they know mom's knee hurts during cold weather. They know dad's back hurts a lot from an old injury. They know when we are sick. They know why we are sick what medications we take. They know when we mow the lawn, when we take a drive to the nearest big city and why. They know when we go out to dinner or buy new furniture or cars. They know that mom thinks Alabama will win the national football championship and dad insists Oklahoma will. I do not think a family could be closer than mine is.
But what none of them ever know is the rare occasions when hubby and I argue. They never know what we argue about. If we have financial discussions or financial problems they never know about it. Hubby and I have at times went weeks upset with each other over some thing. But when we are around them we are all smiles and pleasantries and we strive to never let them know there is tension between us.
So no, I do not think the Sherman kids knew everything that was wrong in their marriage and I do not think the kids knew about any problems they were having or why. I think those kids are just like my own son and grandsons. busy with their own families and lives and focused on their own problems and raising their own kids.