30 year old Amanda Bennett, distraught over her husband’s infidelity and pending divorce, thought that killing her 3 kids and herself would fix it all…
Apparently, his work has a section on the Topix community forum where employees communicate and gossip.
Amanda went on this site and read comments from some of John’s fellow employees discussing an affair he was having with another married co-worker and talking about how wrong it was.
Evidently, reading this sent Amanda a little over the edge and she started posting about John and his “gal”. Well, after posting she was attacked and belittled by some of the employees and Topix’s trolls too.
Now, if you’ve never read Topix it’s a troll fest!! Let’s just say with her already being in a depressive state it wasn’t a good place for her to be!! She posted: “he will regret everything he is doing right now . Maybe not tomorrow but one dAy”
Her final posts were very telling as to what she was planning. Under the user name “Gone Forever” she posted: “…so John Bennett this is for you u got what you wanted no wife and no kids u put her b4 them…..” And, “…he needs a wake up so he don’t do it to anyone ever again only he won’t have his kids he’ll have to make new ones”
That is what led up to Amanda taking a gun and shooting 14 year old Jasmine Abbott, 9 year old Katelynn Bennett, 4 year old Ryan Bennett and the family dog, then setting fires in the home and shooting herself. Jasmine and Ryan died of a gunshot wound to the head, Katelynn and Amanda died from a combination of gunshot wound and smoke inhalation, the dog lived…
The police were called to do a welfare check by a concerned family member, they kicked in the door to the home to find parts of the home had been burned and the kids and mother. This is one time that I hope the children were drugged and knew nothing!
Now I was always taught that you don’t speak ill of the dead, but I can’t seem to stop myself here!!
This is the highest form of selfishness I can think of!! What in the hell makes a parent think they have the right to take a child’s life away for any reason whatsoever?? Even if you think your life is over and not worth living anymore, by all means kill yourself, but leave your kids alone!!
Jasmine wasn’t even John Bennett’s child!! None of those children asked to be born or placed in that kind of situation!! They were placed there by two selfish pricks, one that didn’t make sure they were protected and the other that thought she could send a last “Fuck You!!” to the man who left her!! Kids are not a weapon!!
News flash, women deal with the same thing everyday and they don’t choose to take their children’s lives!! You suck it up, put on your big girl panties and take half of everything the asshole has worked for!! You live and you raise your kids that’s your revenge!!
Granted she was emotionally distraught and out of her fucking mind, that is no excuse! Nothing excuses harming a child in anyway!! Not drugs, alcohol, frustration, getting pissed at the parent, or even being nuttier than a fruitcake! NOTHING!!
All I can say is at least she managed to kill herself too!! Most of the idiots fuck that part up!!
My heart goes out to the family of these kids, especially Jasmine’s Dad.
R.I.P. Jasmine, Katelynn, and Ryan
***Thanks to CynicalMe for the write-up and to everyone who sent the tip in.***