Sunday, November 22, 2009


Well the horror I felt was going on in my family has come true. My cousin was questioned for the murder of his father this morning. My heart has been so heavy with the feelings that he had something to do with it and praying I was wrong, but the feelings became a reality this morning when he was arrested. The funeral was yesterday and it was a truly sad time, so many people for a small town country farmer's service. Even though he was a professor and had many degrees that is how he thought of himself, a small town, good old boy who lived for his family and worked hard for years to provide for them.
People thought he was crazy for building that "bunker" on his land. I know before my cousin Janet died she had said "My dad has lost his freaking mind", but he wanted to be prepared to care and provide for his family if there was a disaster. Now to find that the bunker and the allure of what was in it has caused his death, maybe Janet was right. It certainly caused Roger to lose his mind. How on earth could you explain cutting your father's throat, ear to ear, other than you have lost your freaking mind?? Money, collector coins, guns and ammo--- was it worth it?? How could anyone look at the man who gave them life, helped them through hard times, sat beside a hospital bed after a 4 wheeler accident and prayed for their life, and kill them in cold blood??
I can't give details because there is still an investigation and there will be a trial, but I can say the way it was done was ruthless and cold, (like there could be any other way) worse than an animal should be treated and my heart is sick.


Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm so very sorry but your cousin is an animal, a vicious one who has no heart.

I hope that all of you find comfort some how through all of this. It's so hard to lose a loved one under any circumstances but this has got to be the worst!

My thoughts are with you all.

Our Crazy Life said...

I agree, I am just having the hardest time understanding how someone could do this to anyone, let alone their own father. I can't give details, but I will tell you he couldn't even look him in the eye so beyond being an animal, he is a coward!!
Thank you for all your kind words and thoughts!

Krystyn said...

How awful. I will be thinking about you guys and your family.