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06/26/12: San Diego: Dad Kills two kids
Tonya Thomas kills all four of her children. No divorce, or custody issues. Tonya Thomas just killed Joel Johnson, Jazlin Johnson, Pebbles Johnson, and Jax Johnson, all. Some got shot and ran to the neighbors. But Tonya followed, and calmly told them to come home. Then finished killing them. Then herself.
Editor's note: After chronicling hundreds of children murdered by their parents, grand-parents, or mother's boyfriends for the past ten years: we can't keep up. As reporters continue missing why the number of children killed surges, this page was revised to include only multiple children murdered by their parents. Generally, when everyone is killed, reporters soon forget the story and the children. We look forward to Family Court judges showing the same integrity as Criminal Court judges -whose restraining orders include a GPS with Victim Notification enhancement.
This page is dedicated to remembering the children; and no, we don't know why media doesn't investigate further.
Utah to Washington: Murder suspect Josh Powell blows up house, self and kills his two boys. Initial autopsy reports confirm the kids' necks had hack marks from a small ax. (A large ax is not necessary for such small necks.) Media gives a pass to Supervised visitation monitor. Who was clueless, throughout. Police response also terrible.
Robert King. Father. Double-murderer
Robert King slits throats of twins daughters Caroline and Madison King.
(Bitter custody suit - of course. Kills self too. The double-murder of King's own twin daughters, were a final "Take that" to his estranged wife, Kristina Hooper.)
Father kills four kids, and himself. Mother had "declined" to file charges. (It would be great if the police recognized abuse and how battered women cower, and filed charges anway, but it's Texas and they don't.)
In a collision between an affair and a custody battle, Mary Jane Holder opted to kill kids.
Gregory and Molly Friedlander.
When will reporters begin to report the courts refuse to get it?
VA: Wannabe rapper John Moses Ragin turns himself in. Bodies of Ragin's three children and wife (after the fire was put out) had knife wounds.
OR: She planned divorce....now she and her four kids are all dead.
WY: Wheatland father Everett Conant III is facing Four counts of murder and one attempted murder for the shot-gun murders of three children, and brother. Two the children competed in the Special Olympics. Conant is also charged with shooting his wife. He surrendered to police. No divorce action filed. He just shot them.
San Diego attorney Thomas Fuchs reported to be the latest father to murder his children and self. Fuchs and his former wife had been divorced with Fuchs having full custody. Rumor is she filed for custody.
Fuchs received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, one of San Diego's largest, diploma mills, and very much entrenched in San Diego's Family Courts.
Post graduation, Fuchs became a "Coach." He wrote, "During my clinical work, I saw that therapy was really designed to address only certain types of problems, typically areas of pronounced distress."
CA: The San Diego UT reports Chula Vista police believe Mary Alvarez and her children; Anjelica, 12; and Hamid, 11: were beaten, then strangled by Mary's on-again, off-again boyfriend; who then jumped off a freeway over-pass to his death.
St. Louis: Family of four found murdered. Police not looking for suspects. The dead are
Dennis Worden, 50, Dianna Worden, 44, Brandon Greene, 20, and Emily Dreiman, 18.
Family of four found dead in San Diego.
The Pimienta family, Father Alfredo, wife Georgina, and their two daughters Priscilla and Emily were all found drown. The police are not looking for suspects.
Now we return to the past.
John DeBlase - two dead kids and no one had reported them missing.
Kevin Garner kills wife daughters, and some others instead of facing his upcoming divorce.
Death Penalty for Christopher Payne after his conviction for murdering his son Tyler, and daughter Ariana.
Arizona Republican columnist, Laurie Roberts, detailed 69 deaths of kids at the hands of their Mother's boyfriends at years' end.
Eric Natzel gets 25 years for his daughter's toy box killing.
Robert Fisher - slits kids's throats, shoots wife in the back of her head. (She asked for a divorce.) Blows up house. Remains at large.CALIFORNIA
Trevor Branscum kills family and four kids.
Dave McGowan - Riverside DA Investigator - kills his family of six. Self.
Now, comes Kelli Murphy who is charged with killing her two kids.
Patrick Dell kills wife and step-kids. Spares his biological children.
Mesac Damas who slit the throats of his wife and five kids, (one not pictured) was found competent to stand trial.
Damas has recently told the court to stop wasting his time.
Chris Benoit kills family, self.
Richard Wiley - kills his family, again.
Unidentified Man kills wife and three kids. Said he's sorry he ran out of bullets.
Stanley Neache enraged over how his wife cooked his eggs. Kills her, his step-daughter and three neighbors.
Micheal Richardson kills family, family dog on lunch break.
St. Tammany Parish Court records show Adrienne Magee had gotten a restraining order against her husband Jack Magee, citing his increasingly violent behavior and her fear for her children's safety. Later he crashed his car into hers, then shot Adrienne and two of their three children. One survived.
Thomas Mortimer IV, charged in family slaughtered.
Steven Nicholson accused of drowning children in bathtub. Later reports revealed they were scalded and then drown.
Update: Nicholson sentenced to life in prison. His mother remains in denial.
Mother kills three kids, self, in Newbergh, by driving them into the Hudson.
Mark Bailey kills wife of nineteen years, two daughters, self.
Austen Minter kills pregnant girlfriend, two kids.
David Crespi - stabs twin daughters to death.
Quintuple murder suspect to go on trial.-old Joshua Steven Durcho for five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 25-year-old Summer Rust and her children, 7-year-olds Kirsten and Autumn Rust; 4-year-old Teagin Rust and 3-year-old Evynn Garas.
Family of Five - Murder-Suicide.
Adair Garcia - family of five annihilated over child support
Michael Simmons - charged in Five murders. Four were kids.
Update: Brian Leingang -who strangled his wife and 7 month old son, committed suicide.
Gerrard Robinson - triple murder suspect kills self.
Mohammed Goher - accused of killing his three children while they slept. Custody hearing for more time was scheduled.
September 2, 2006; Douglas W. Pennington, 49, shot sons Logan, 26, and Benjamin, 24, multiple times then shot himself once in the chest with a .38 caliber revolver on the Shepherd University campus, state police said. Both sons were identified as Shepherd students.
Police said the elder Pennington traveled to the campus to visit his sons, but authorities offered no reason for the shootings.