S/O's friend was murdered :(

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Mattsmom277, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    S/O and I went out to pick up some food for our new years eve party. When we arrived home we were told by easy child that s/o's mother had called. She said she sounded upset and had asked S/O to call her because she had news to give him.

    His friend since childhood was murdered in the wee hours this morning in his apartment, apparently by his roommate. The roommate called police and said he'd stabbed his roommate to death and when police arrived, something happened involving the man having a knife, waving it and the other details have not been released. The police shot the man and he later died at the hospital of his injuries.

    This family had 2 sons. The eldest killed himself many years ago. Now this.

    I only met this man once at the lake when we ran into him. S/O and he haven't stayed in close contact for a few years due to living in separate cities. They did reach out through calls a few times a year for the past few years to maintain their friendship. They've known each other since before kindergarten.

    I feel so horrible for this family. And honestly for the family of the roommate who killed him. They too have lost a loved one.

    My poor S/O. He just looks pale and has grown quiet, his way I guess. :(
  2. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    *HUGS* and condolences to your S/O and the families and friends.
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry...many hugs to you and your S/O.
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Oh, how awful! My sincere sympathies to S/O and the man's family. What a horrible thing to have to endure!
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry. What an awful thing to endure as a parent or loved one. It is a tragedy for all involved. Keeping you, SO and the families in my prayers.
  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Prayers for all. I'm so sorry.
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    (((hugs))) Saying a prayer for all involved.
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    The unexpected nature of his violent death probably will result in alot of quiet time for S/O. If there is any way for him to attend the services it probably will help. My husband missed the funeral of a friend thirty years ago due to business. I attended as I was friends with his wife as well. Even after all these years my very quiet husband says every few years "I should have gone to his funeral and forgotten about the business." There has never been closure.

    I feel sorry for all those involved and pray that some form of peace or acceptance is found in the near future. Hugs. DDD
  9. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Saying prayers for all. I'm so very sorry.
  10. Jena

    Jena New Member

    that's incredibly sad and scarey. i'm so sorry.
  11. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    That's terrible, M. I'm so sorry. :(