This would probably be bigger news if the Monsey Hanukkah Stabbing and White Settlement Chruch Shooting hadn’t eclipsed it.
A woman was allegedly shot and killed by her husband in their home west of Bellingham Thursday morning, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told The Bellingham Herald.
When deputies arrived, they found a 58-year-old woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Elfo said. The woman’s 56-year-old husband was also found inside the apartment with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and he was taken to a local hospital, Elfo said.
The identities of the pair have not been released, pending notification of family, Elfo said.
Deputies also found a dog and cat dead from gunshot wounds, Elfo said.
A man killed his wife, her pets, and attempted to kill himself. This is horrible and sad and tragic.
But it gets worse.
The Bellingham man accused of fatally shooting his wife, who was a Bellingham elementary school principal, and their two pets Thursday morning may have admitted to killing his family in Twitter replies to the National Rifle Association, the President of the United States and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
While the Twitter account belonging to Kevin Heimsoth could not be verified by The Bellingham Herald or others at McClatchy, a number of aspects point to it belonging to Kevin Heimsoth: The account is associated with email accounts and phone numbers that belong to him; the account associated with Lynn Heimsoth followed this account; she retweeted the account at least once.
Here is a capture of the Tweet:
He also blamed Senator Mitch McConnell as well.
His history shows that he was a raging anti-Trump Leftist.
This is clearly an unhinged man. That he chose to confess to the murder he committed and use that to blame the NRA and Republicans shows a level of personal disturbance that is off the charts.
And guess to decided to amplify his message?
The Washington state man accused of fatally shooting his wife, who was a Bellingham elementary school principal, and their two pets may have admitted to killing his family in Twitter replies to the @NRA, the President and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. #waleg pic.twitter.com/93OlWpVWK7
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) December 28, 2019
(1,2) I AM HORRIFIED AS THIS IS TRUE. As the @NRA continues its reign of terror over America, supported by people such as @senatemajldr, this person just killed his family with an AR 15 and told the truth about why he chose this weapon. pic.twitter.com/Is2cxpCI3O
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 28, 2019
This is grotesque, and some perverse sort of martyrdom.
There is no other way to describe it.
Watts and Guttenberg are now cheering on premeditated murder committed by anti-gun activists if they spite the NRA.
“I murdered my wife so that the government can take your rights away” is next level evil and the anti-gun activist industry is endorsing it.
This is the level they will stoop to get at us, because it’s not about gun safety, it’s about hating gun owners.