Don't Blame The Economy For Familicide

A Southern California man murdered his wife and five children this week after he was fired from his job. This is just the latest in a string of family murder suicides in the Los Angeles area. Madeleine Brand talks to Dr. Louis Schlesinger, professor of forensic psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, about what drives a person to kill his family then take his life. Don't blame the economy, Schlesinger says.



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