"A spouse should never let oppressive and violent behavior, or the possible shame of exposing such, stand in the way of ensuring the safety of themselves and their family."
Tragedy struck a Southern California family this Christmas Eve. As many already know, shortly before midnight this December 24 th a recently divorced man dressed up as Santa Claus (Bruce Pardo) entered the home of his former in laws and went on a killing rampage that resulted in nine people dead, including his ex wife and her parents. Also shot in the melee was an eight year old little girl excitedly running towards "Santa" and a 16 year old child. He then activated two homemade "machines" that doused the interior of the home with racing fuel and ignited the mixture creating an inferno of such devastation that the Coroner has had trouble identifying the remains for purposes of providing identification of the victims. Thirteen orphans were left in the wake of this slaughter.