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Why do they do it? 20 victims of Utah murder-suicide attempts since 2013

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"I think it depends, and particularly when it’s a woman killing her children and then herself, that’s when you hear more about that delusional altruism going on, that they’re doing them a favor and the world is a horrible place," Melton said. "I think you’re going to have a different motivation when there is a history of violence … a sense of, ‘You can’t do that, you can’t leave me.’"


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