Homicide of a child followed by the parent’s suicide
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In both cases, parents have attempted filicide-suicide, and in both cases the parent survived.
Those cases involving female subjects comprised maternal filicide-suicide.
The case involved attempted maternal filicide-suicide.
A deluded 'altruism' appears to be the primary motive in maternal filicide-suicide, [8] and altruistic reasons were found in both maternal filicide-suicide cases in this study.
Studies show that it's tough to identify filicide-suicide risks in families, which makes prevention difficult.
Resnick said that while the incidence of filicide-suicide is no more common nowadays than in previous eras, suicides generally spike during difficult economic times, when people have more trouble making ends meet.
The study by Resnick's group shows no strong link between divorce or separation and filicide-suicide.
Twice as many fathers as mothers committed filicide-suicide in the study.
The last filicide-suicide in Oregon happened in May 2009, when 45-year-old Hillsboro resident James Gumm fatally shot his two stepchildren.
Experts say the fact that Rauscher's depression was evident may have been the only warning sign that foreshadowed the killings - technically known as filicide-suicide.
Police in Lane County say they can't recall any previous local filicide-suicide case.
In a 2005 study of which Resnick was a co-author, researchers concluded that most traditional risk factors for violence - such as substance abuse and a history of abusive or criminal behavior - typically don't apply to filicide-suicides, although they were present in a handful of the 30 cases the group reviewed.