peace and hotep,
bothe parents fired from the same place of employment?:
"Lupoe and his 38-year-old wife both were recently fired from their jobs as hospital technicians at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center West Los Angeles. They had lied about their income to try to get cheaper child care, Cortez said."....(houstonchronicle)
"He appeared to have attempted to muffle the sound of gunfire by shooting a semiautomatic handgun through a pillow."
"It looked like they were all caught by surprise," Detective David Cortez of the Los Angeles police department said.
"Lupoe had faxed a bitter, two-page letter to a local TV news station the morning he killed himself, saying a hospital administrator told him he "should not even have bothered to come to work" and "should have blown (his) brains out."
"He had one of those victim mentalities," Cortez said. "There is nothing yet that suggests his wife was a willing party."
........seems like more investigation would be too much to ask of L.A's "finest":
" 'No words can describe this tragedy. There is no way to comprehend this unspeakable act,' Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told reporters on Tuesday.' I daresay that no one I know could understand what would drive anyone to take matters in to their own hands in such a lethal manner.'
Police said they were alerted by KABC-TV that they had received a faxed letter from Lupoe indicating that he and his wife had been fired from their jobs at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center and intended to kill themselves and their children.
The hospital confirmed that Ervin Antonio Lupoe and his wife, Ana, also a medical technician, worked at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center West Los Angeles.
"We are deeply saddened to hear of the deaths of the Lupoe family," it said in a statement.
Lupoe also called 911 and told dispatchers that he had found his family dead in their home, police said."
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