The Daily Mail and a couple of other sources are reporting details that Albert Petersonâ€™s murder of his entire family and suicide may have been a relapse into depression following disdain for President Obama.
Albert has battled paranoia and has a family history of suicide, losing his father and uncle at a young age.
â€œHe just did not want his kids inheriting this mess,â€ Maggie L. told the Daily Mail. â€œSometimes we thought he might take his own life when he was so depressed. We never thought he would take Kathieâ€™s.â€
Maggieâ€™s description of Albert Peterson paints a man who was riddled with fear of the Obama administration winning another term and the status of their jobs.
â€œâ€˜I got emails and the emails stopped all of a sudden last week,â€™ Maggie said. â€˜He felt that our God-given rights were being taken away. He didnâ€™t like where the country was going.â€
Kathleen Peterson, Albertâ€™s wife, worked at Blackbird Tech, a defense contractor and apparently Albert feared job loss as well.
â€œHe said he wanted to expose something at work. He also got the impression at work, that if they didnâ€™t vote for Obama and get him elected, they would lose their jobs.â€
â€œWe donâ€™t know. Maybe she put her foot down Sunday night and told him â€œAl get it together,â€ Maggie said, noting that both Kathleen and Albert had security clearances.
â€œWhen Al was here last time, he was pretty worked up,â€ Maggie said. â€œThey were very well off people and they saved a lot of money. He couldnâ€™t understand how the government could be so irresponsible and he thought it would be on the backs of his boys.â€
Deemed a murder suicide, all four family members, Albert, Kathleen and their two sons Matthew and Chris, all had gunshot wounds to the upper body as a cause of death.
Albert held down a good job at at Northup Gruman, and Kathleen Peterson was employed at Blackbird Technologies in Virginia, an environment steeped in secrecy. Blackbird provides technology solutions and maintains sensitive government data for the Defense, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement communities.
Source: Daily Mail