Man Murders Wife And 3 Mos. Old Child

Perpetrator: Craig Vandewege

The holidays are supposed to bring the best out of us but more often than not, troubled people often snap around the festivities.

Craig Allen Vandewege is one such person who “broke” in this way. He leveled brutality on his wife and children, that can only be described as sick.

The 35 year old Vandewege is currently being held in Colorado facing a Capitol Murder charge in Fort Worth, Texas. It is there that he is suspected of murdering his wife Shanna, and their son Diederik. Apparently leaving them next to each other in bed, with their throats slit. Diederik was only three months old.

Victims: Shanna and Diederik Vandewege

According to local ABC news, a co-worker of Vandewege, alleged that Craig was hearing voices urging him to kill someone. He also heard the suspect talk about “pushing” his then pregnant wife “down the stairs”.

Once again, I am left wondering, why this person did not report these discussions to police or a manager of some sort? Could someone have intervened and perhaps saved a life? We will never know the answer but, I find that indifference to such comments, lends itself to the crime.

To add to the touch of crazy that is Craig Vandewege, he was found to have his wedding ring in his pocket along with an assortment of condoms along with stating to homicide detectives that “he was headed to Las Vegas to see Donald Trump to work it out with him.

Along with the condoms, after his arrest in Colorado, detectives later discovered an AR-15, .22 Caliber revolver, boxes of ammunition, and camouflage clothing.

I am not legal counsel but it seems to be that Vandewege was caught trying to sow his wild oats and setting up the crazy defense.

As always…my prayers go out to the family.

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Family Matters: Man Murders Parents To The Irony Of Thanksgiving

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Perpetrator: Joel Michael Guy Jr.

Thanksgiving is the one time of the year where we take account and are appreciative for whatever blessings, no matter how meager, we have accrued through the year.   Well, someone should have told that to Joel Michael Guy, who raged about what he did not have.

You see, Joel, was in a pinch.  He was a 28 year old resident of Baton Rouge, Lousiana.  He had just recently taken a “sabatical” from his studies at Lousiana State University where he had been pursuing a degree for (ahem) NINE YEARS!  Somehow, word got around to Joel that his parents, Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr.  (the people that raised him presumably) were cutting him off financially.   Now I don’t know the ins-and-outs of the financial consideration, but when left to our imaginations, I think we can put 2 and 2 together.

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Victims:  Lisa and Joel Michael Guy Sr. 

 

So when this past Thanksgiving occured Joel met with his parents at their home along with his sisters.  Everything seemed right and reasonable at the time the sisters left.  What occured after they left was anything but.  Sometime between late-Friday and mid-Saturday, Joel attacked his parents, and killed them.   But not only did he kill them, he expressed a certain savagery that is inhuman.  He stabbed them to death.  He then decapitated them.  Lastly, he then attempted to dissolve their bodies in an acid bath.

Who knows what the tipping point was for Joel?  Was he cold and calculating?  Or was he incensed in the moment?  Regardless,  I hope the measure of his brutality is met with compensatory jusitce.  My prayers to the family.

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USA Today

Knoxville News Sentinel