On August 6, police in Sinking Springs, Pennsylvania found the bodies of Mark Short, his wife Megan Short, and their three children. Mark Short had shot and killed his family before killing himself.
Berks County District Attorney John Adams had this to say: “This was very, very unfortunate incident. I don’t know that anything can be learned, other than when leaving an abusive relationship, it’s often a very dangerous time for a victim.”
I believe the word that DA Adams was looking for was murder. This was murder. Mark Short murdered his wife and children.
An unfortunate incident is spilling coffee on your pants or getting into a fender-bender, DA Adams. Murdering four people is murder.