MADISON, Wis. — An Iraq war veteran who police say shot and killed his pregnant wife and young daughter before turning the gun on himself left behind no clues to explain what might have prompted the bloodshed, investigators say.
There was no note and no evidence that there had been trouble between 23-year-old Matthew Magdzas and his wife, 26-year-old April Oles-Magdzas, before the shootings, detectives said.
Oles-Magdzas' mother found the bodies of the couple, their 13-month-old daughter, Lila, and their three dogs on Wednesday — the same day Oles-Magdzas was set to deliver her second daughter, friends said.
Detectives said they haven't found any evidence the couple was having money issues or was overly stressed by the pending birth of their daughter. They apparently had been faithful to each other, investigators said, adding they had no reports of any domestic disputes between them
Answer by urkiddingright at 11:23 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by LoriKeet at 9:57 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 10:05 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
I just feel that certain braches of the military do not offer (or care) better services.
Then you should be writing to your representatives and demanding better!!
The VA system is horrendous, and that's because the government manages it. This is just a microcosm of what we can expect with a "one size fits all" national healthcare system.
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:15 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by gertie41 at 10:39 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
The families need to step up with these veterans and be proactive if their government isn't going to do more screening.
Yes, the families do need to step up. You can't always blame someone else. If I see a change in my husband, I will report it. I am not afraid of him not feeling "macho" anymore, he is being med-boarded anyways. The government can't do everything because all the VET is going to do is go in the doctor's office and say they "feel fine" and they are sent home. The doctor needs to talk to the wife, the parents (of the vet,) the children, friends just to be sure that every thinks the VET is feeling well and acting well.
Answer by matthewscandi at 10:44 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by Nyx7 at 9:33 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:22 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
and...the veteran has to pass a test first before he can get help.
Any veterans families on CM qualify?
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:25 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Next question overall
Doesn't a lightning rod @ the top of a church show a lack of faith?