Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tragedies That Won't Stop

Boise doesn't have very many murders--there were a total of eight in the years 2003 through 2005--which is pretty impressive for a city of just under 200,000 people. When there is a murder here, it is a front page story for days, such as the two murders (one in Moscow, Idaho, the other in Boise) alleged to have been committed by a very confused and troubled young man named John Delling. This article describes the anguish of Dellings' parents:
In the letter, Delling's parents say they are searching for answers and express their "deep sadness at the loss and injury of those three fine young men." Delling's parents also appear to say they tried to get their son help but that his problems overwhelmed the people who tried to help him.

"John was very sick and needed more than this system had to offer," the Dellings wrote.
Here is something that Delling wrote on a Christian recovery website a while back that captures his mental illness.

These tragedies just don't stop.

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