SEATTLE - A man doused his girlfriend and three small children with gasoline inside a car and set them on fire early Wednesday as he drove, authorities said. All five died after the car crashed in flames.
Residents reported hearing the crash and seeing two adults engulfed in flames, stumbling across a road near Bonny Lake, a small town east of Tacoma.
Antigone Monique Allen, 18, who had recently filed an assault complaint against the 24-year-old man, survived for about nine hours at a Seattle hospital, sheriff's Detective Ed Troyer said. She managed to tell investigators what happened before she died.
"She was very brave and talked to detectives this morning," Troyer said.
The man, whose identity had not been verified, was incoherent at the scene and died before reaching the hospital, Troyer said.
"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."
Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:18 PM
I just heard this on our local new up here, it is so sad...
Whatever happened to just breaking up and going your seperate directions?
Too many people on both sides of the spectrum have fallen into this mentality that a full one half of the country are the enemy for having different beliefs...in a country based on freedom of expression. It is this infighting that allows the focus to be taken away from "we the people" being able to watch, and have control over government corruption and ineptitude that is running rampant in our leadership.
People should be working towards fixing problems, not creating them.
“Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.”
Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:21 PM
Oh my god.
"Firefighters found the bodies of the children — a 6-month-old boy, 1 1/2-year-old boy and 2 1/2-year-old girl — in the back of the burned car. Allen and the man apparently were parents of one or more of the children, but authorities had not determined the exact relationships, Troyer said. "