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.
The short answer is "he's not right in the head," though it doesn't always rise to the level of mental illness by formal defintions. The phenomenon is called Family Annihilator