Albert Peterson shot dead his wife and two sons hours after going to church because he dreaded the thought of Obama winning the election, a family friend has revealed.
A close friend of his family said:
“A growing fear of Obama winning a second term in the White House took its toll on the mind of Mr Peterson, a wealthy defense contractor.
“He just did not want his kids inheriting this mess. Sometimes we thought he might take his own life when he was so depressed. We never thought he would take Kathie’s.’
Albert, 57, Kathleen, 52, Matthew, 16, and Christopher, 13, were found Tuesday just after noon inside their home in Herndon, Virgina. Co-workers reported to police that they were concerned that Mr and Mrs Peterson had not reported to work for the past two days.