“Just Because Someone Says They Love You Doesn’t Mean They Won’t Kill You.” This thought popped into my head as I was sitting here looking at this next true crime case. The saddest part of my job is constantly thinking about the horrible things that are happening every day to regular people–folks like you and me—grandmothers, mothers, husbands, wives, children, and bosses.
Most people don’t wake up in the morning believing that their spouse, their child, or their lover will harm them, but the grim reality is—the average person who is murdered will be killed by someone they know, and that includes family members, intimate partners, and friends, according to Law Info Blog.
And from what I can see, judging by so many of these true crime stories, there doesn’t appear to be any real way to prevent it. Some of these tragedies are occurring in seemingly normal and loving relationships and between best friends who have known each other since childhood.
Just think about that for a moment.
Sure you can date or marry someone who you feel is a good person, but what about the thousands of cases of murder that involve spouses who have been together for 20 years or more.
You can raise your children to be kind and loving people, but what about the child who was raised in a loving environment who suddenly wipes out their entire family because they say they watched a horror movie.
The truth is: it is difficult to know what lurks in the hearts and minds of anyone.
How do you prevent it? What if a person just snaps?
Believe it or not. There are some signs. There are some behaviors that usually occur before something terrible happens.
Keep an eye out for that conversation in my next article.
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