I was actually going to say the same thing NB, I've been here a long time, and not seen that, but obviously have not read every thread that's ever been posted!
Well, I'd hope stuff like that doesn't go on now.
I was just thinking about the father, someone posted that he was an alcoholic, and he possibly was (I've not seen it reported anywhere) and because I've been through the PND suicidal stuff/numbness/dissociation from reality etc, I can most definitely empathise with the Mother, but it is a heck of a lot harder for me to summon up empathy or feel any kind of understanding for the father, my brain just won't compute what he must have done to be present in the household with all this going on.
And I guess that stems from my own experience of being totally abandoned by my own partner when I needed him most, something I can never forgive him for, so my perceptions of this father are most definitely coloured in that way as well.
Our own experiences, or lack of really do shape our reactions to things and our version of reality, unless we were flies on the wall at the time of all of this, none of us are ever really going to know what happened during that time, or exactly why.
No real point to this!
I really hope deaths like these this continue to be rare, and even rarer still...