Friday, February 06, 2009

[family life] when tempers fray

Bulgarian police arrested Thursday the man who shocked the nation by decapitating his two children and seriously injuring five relatives by setting the family house on fire.

The 29-year old man, apparently distraught by feuding with his in- laws, killed and decapitated his two sons, aged five and eight, in a street in the village of Osikovo in southwestern Bulgaria on Wednesday night.

The mother of the killed children, 30, was still listed in a critical condition.

And here was I bemoaning not having a family. If that's family life, then I'm out of here.


  1. That's the second tragedy I have heard in the last 2 days.

  2. I suppose one could call that "family life in the extreme." Or, maybe, the "ultimate dysfunctional family." Or, simply, "crazy."

  3. I hadn't heard of that. Awful.

    But the "unusual" does make headlines!

    Thankfully, such outrages are rare.

  4. Unfortunately these extreme stories make the news. Just a few weeks ago in SCalif, a man killed his wife and 5 children, who were under the age of 8(two sets of twins),...all because he and his wife lost their jobs and they had debt.

    Having a falling out is one thing, behaviours like in this story is something completely different and mental;....and shouldn't swear someone off from getting into 'the family way'...

  5. Sounds like a normal weekend in the Iscariot household - teenagers! they make you crazy.

  6. He fell out with his in laws so he killed his own children?
    A strange reaction.


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