Maggie L., a friend of the family states, ‘He just did not want his kids inheriting this mess’.
Kathleen,52, Christopher, 13, and Matthew, 16, were found Tuesday inside their 13391 Point Rider Lane, Herndon, Virgina. Co-workers reported to police that both Mr and Mrs Peterson hadn’t reported to work in the past two days.
Peterson, a defense contractor who has recently suffering with bouts of depression and a growing fear President Obama’s second term, also had paranoia and demons from his past, preventing him from enjoying life.
Maggie L., says that at a young age both his father and his uncle commited suicide.
‘His father suffered from alopecia and that was something he couldn’t live with’, says Maggie L.
Though a loss of hair shouldn’t warrant thoughts of suicide, his father couldn’t cope.
After Mr Peterson’s Uncle John killed himself, Maggie said that both Peterson’s were unnerved as they had frequently sent their children to his home to spend time with him.
‘When Uncle John died, [Mr Peterson] kicked himself and said “God, what would have happened if our sons were there when it happened?”‘ Maggie recalled.
Thinking back on the eerie precursor, Maggie is still dumbfounded.
‘It just never crossed our minds,’ she said.
‘He said he wanted to expose something at work. He also got the impression at work, that if they didn’t vote for Obama and get him elected, they would lose their jobs,’
‘We don’t know. Maybe she put her foot down Sunday night and told him “Al get it together,”‘ Maggie said, noting that both Kathleen and Albert had security clearances.
‘When Al was here last time, he was pretty worked up,’ Maggie said. ‘They were very well off people and they saved a lot of money. He couldn’t understand how the government could be so irresponsible and he thought it would be on the backs of his boys.’
It’s pretty sad that someone would kill themselves, but an election of a President is not that serious.
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