VT - Social worker & 3 women found murdered, Washington County, 7 Aug 2015

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Active Member

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    Officials: Mom Who Lost Custody Kills Kids' Services Worker

    BARRE, Vt. — Aug 7, 2015, 11:02 PM ET

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    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/officials-mom-lost-custody-kills-kids-services-worker-32957001

    http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/08/vermont_authorities_id_social.html
     
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    Read more at ....

    http://rutlandherald.com/article/20150808/NEWS03/708089900
     
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    Hunting rifle used as murder weapon:

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    CocoChanel Registered Texan

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    It does seem insensitive to allow the public to view the victim of this horrific crime for such a prolonged time. While a blood-stained sheet covered her, a purse and shoe were visible. I understand the priority was to process the crime scene, and in doing so, the victim, if deceased, might need to remain there in order to do the most thorough investigation. But it can't be that hard to have portable screens available to set up around the perimeter that would not impede the investigation, yet would preserve the the dignity and respect of the victim. I am not faulting the police, for their first priority is to honor the victim by bringing the perp to justice, and in the first few critical hours after the crime, they have much to do. Perhaps Victims Rights organizations could help by lobbying for and providing ways to preserve the privacy of victims of crime and their families at crime scenes in the public eye. I am grateful for the people who spoke out at this scene asking for respect for this victim who died in the line of her duty to protect children.
     
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    Vermont woman has been taken into custody after she allegedly used a high-powered rifle with a scope to shoot and kill a social services worker after losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter, reports the Burlington Free Press.

    According to police, Jody Herring fired two shots at “close proximity” Friday night, killing Vermont Department for Children and Families employee Lara Sobel as she left her office.

    Authorities say witnesses tackled Herring after the shooting, holding her until police arrived.
     
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    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...t-related-murder-suspect-state-worker-n406506
     
  9. Tssiemer

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    And this is my worse fear as a social worker... getting gunned down for doing my job.


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    Pictured: Social worker who was 'killed by woman who lost custody of her daughter'

    Lara Sobel was fatally shot on Friday outside a state office building that houses the Department for Children and Families, authorities said

    Police said the mother, Jody Herring, used a 'high caliber' rifle

    She was detained by people in and around the building after the shooting

    Sobel, who has worked for DCF for more than 14 years, had been involved in a case that saw Herring's daughter taken into state custody, officials said

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...oman-lost-custody-daughter.html#ixzz3iHEcxnIC
     
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    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    More women work in social services in my experience.


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  13. Indy Anna

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/0...-in-vermont-home-day-after-fatal-shooting-in/

    BBM

    This is what seems likely, that the relatives were killed by Herring and already dead when Herring killed Sobel.

    At the link, there's a picture of Sobel smiling in her jail cell. :furious:
     
  14. Indy Anna

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    The three female relatives of Herring found dead in a home weren't social services workers, but apparently they had been involved in the custody dispute.

    It is very unusual for the perp and victims of a mass shooting to all be female.

    http://www.necn.com/news/new-england/Vt-DCF-Worker-Shot-and-Killed-321099451.html

    I remember reading in another article that Sobel called one of the victims Saturday morning and threatened her because she had reported JH to DCF.

    ETA link and quote:

    http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/...ce-investigate-multiple-deaths-home/31332927/

     
  15. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    If a relative of the social worked called CPS on this family she should not have been assigned that as a case. Conflict of interest. But I don't know how small that town is.


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  16. katydid23

    katydid23 Verified Juanette

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    That social worker probably saved the 9 yr olds life. Her mother has killed 4 people already. Who knows what she might have done to her daughter when raising her.
     
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    You are misreading this. It was the relative of the mother (the mother being the murderer) who called child welfare.
     
  18. Tssiemer

    Tssiemer Well-Known Member

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    Ooooooh!!! Ok things make more sense now.


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    Sorry for the confusion. I stated that "Sobel" called the other victims and threatened them. Sobel is the deceased social worker. It was Jody Herring who called her relatives and threatened them the day before they were found dead.
     
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    It's cool. I'm pretty medicated from a procedure on Friday. I thought for some reason the other women were shot with Sobel outside the building hence me saying more women work in social services which is why all were women victims.
    Things make more sense now lol.


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    I wonder who the dad is?
     

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