UT - William, 51, & Charmaine Sharp, 54, murdered, Castle Dale, 21 Oct 2009

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by Vegas Bride, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Vegas Bride

    Vegas Bride New Member

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    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8391143

    An adult son has been arrested after both his mother and father were shot and killed inside their home. Younger children were also in the home when it happened.

    This happened this morning, Castle Dale is not far away from me and if you remember the coal mine that collapsed a few years ago, trapping the miners inside,this is a small town that was affected by it.

    If you click on the comment section of the article, some very interesting comments from people.

    VB
     
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  3. songline

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    OMG...I am starting to wonder what is in the water in Utah ?

    Where are those poor children who witnessed their parents demise?
     
  4. Vegas Bride

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    They said on the local tv news that the younger children are now with older siblings. There are 10 children total so I imagine some are grown and out of the house. They also said that there's been a history of mental problems with the one arrested but they don't know yet why he did it, a teenage brother and sister managed to get the gun away from him!

    VB
     
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    http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=8391143

    This article gives more information on the killing, the father was on the phone with one of his daughters when it happened and the mother was in the kitchen fixing breakfast. Also gives a picture of the accused, his name is Peter Sharp and William and Charmaine Sharp are the parents.

    What I'm wondering about is, with his mental illness, how easy was it for him to get ahold of the gun? It's hunting season here right now so maybe guns were more out in the open?

    VB
     
  6. Fairy1

    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    So very sad. I know I'm going to get some flak for this but, they clearly knew he was mentally ill, having guns accessible in the home would have been completely irresponsible, IMO.

    Prayers for the surviving children and the community.
     

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