Sunday, September 12, 2010

He was a bit wound up wasn't he?

Well, what'd you expect?

He didn't like how his eggs were cooked!

I know I sound rather flippant but Jesu Christi!  What the hell is going on that 5 people are killed because the guy didn't like how the eggs were cooked? 

Husband enraged over how wife cooked his breakfast eggs kills her, and four others
By Mail Foreign Service

A man facing eviction over his terrible temper became so enraged by how his wife cooked his eggs that he killed her, his stepdaughter and three neighbours with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself.

Dressed in his pyjamas, Stanley Neace, 47, went on the killing spree in a trailer park in Jackson, eastern Kentucky. The massacre happened at around 11.30am local time.

Neighbours in the roadside trailer park said Neace stormed across the lawns of several homes and fired dozens of shots from a 12-gauge pump shotgun.

When state police arrived about an hour after the gunfire began, they heard a single gunshot and found Neace's body on the porch of a trailer in the park of Mount Carmel in Breathitt County.

Sherri Anne Robinson, a relative of two of the victims, said witnesses to the shootings told her that Neace became enraged when his wife did not cook his breakfast to his liking.

Ms Robinson said that when his wife fled to a neighbour's trailer, Neace followed and shot her and the others.
But he allowed a young girl to flee.

'He just got mad at his wife for not making his breakfast right and he shot her,' Ms Robinson said. 'She tried to run to tell my family and he shot them too because they found out about it.'

The victims were identified as the gunman's wife, Sandra Neace, 54; her daughter Sandra R. Strong, 28; and neighbours Dennis Turner, 31; Teresa Fugate, 30; and Tammy Kilborn, 40.

Teresa Fugate is Ms Robinson's sister, Mr Turner is her cousin and Ms Kilborn was a witness who happened to step onto the porch of another trailer when she heard the commotion.

Ms Robinson said Ms Fugate was shot in front of her seven-year-old daughter.

Ms Robinson says Neace had never appeared threatening to her, but that he was known to have a violent history.

County prosecutor Brendon Miller said his dealings with Neace came on non-violent issues involving child support. He had also been called to Miller's office a month ago regarding a traffic ticket.

Authorities started receiving calls from concerned neighbours around 11:30 in the roadside mobile home park outside Jackson, south-east of Lexington.

Trooper Jody Sims of the Kentucky State Police said when they arrived about an hour later, they heard a single gunshot, then found Neace's body on his porch.

They found victims in two other trailers. Other neighbours fled the trailer park in fear for their lives during the shootings.

Landlord Ray Rastegar said Neace received monthly disability checks from the Social Security Administration, though he didn't know what his disability was.

He said he had begun the process of evicting Neace, who had lived in the trailer park for about seven years, because he had become increasingly hostile toward neighbours in recent months.

Neighbour Steve Smith saw the rampage from the window of his mobile home. When he walked outside, Smith said Neace took a shot at him but missed.

'He chased his wife around that Jeep shooting at her,' Mr Smith said, pointing to a shot-up sport-utility vehicle parked outside his mobile home. 'I heard her screaming and running.'

Mr Smith said Neace ended up mumbling to himself on the porch of his trailer, pointed the shotgun at his head and pulled the trigger.

'He's been trouble ever since he's been here,' Mr Smith said. 'He's always been trouble.'