- Sep 21, 2016
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I think part of the issue is that it's a lot physically easier to kill a small child than an adult woman. If there were no weapons in the house, which I'll assume given everything we know so far, it can take a real effort to end your own life.I’ve wondered about this too. There are levels of disconnect from reality; I’ve wondered how disconnected she was exactly. It is strange to me that she would not have inflicted more significant damage to herself, I would think she would have had no hesitation in inflicting a great amount of violence on herself, similar to whatever violence she inflicted on her children.
I’ve reconciled it so far by saying well, I don’t know what happened to her kids. There are elements of the story that make me think their deaths were inefficiently done, too. That makes me think she was distressed, maybe reluctant, confused and messy about the whole thing, and that would make sense to me.
Whatever is going on I agree that I would expect basically consistent behaviors. I think for most parents, if anything we would automatically find it much easier to inflict harm on ourselves than our children.
No matter what I think she’s sick. I don’t think she was doing this because she was planning to run away to the tropics or get back at her husband for something, or whatever. But I guess it’s important to me to know the whole story to determine the causes of what happened. What should have been done to prevent it.
I will be interested to know what her blood tox was when they found her. She may have thought she overdosed herself but she was brought to the hospital in time.
Jumping out a second story window is enough to break your neck and kill you. I would be more open to these arguments if she was found just sitting at her kitchen table eating a sandwich. But jumping out the window keeping you hospitalized for weeks means there were pretty serious injuries.
The more I read from her family and friends the more I do think it's someone who just freakin' lost it for lack of a better term. People dream of the life she had - adorable kids, good job, good husband, nice house. I absolutely believe there are cruel and evil people in the world but personally I think Lindsay is one of the sick ones.