Originally Posted by Billi
What I never get in these cases: if they are not able to or do not want to live any longer, okay, it's sad but it's their decision, but why do they always kill their kids too? I just don't understand it.
I think it's usually either spite i.e. I want to make him/her hurt like they hurt me or they get so despondent that they think it's better to not only end their suffering but to take the other members of their family along so they wont suffer from their loss.