Saturday, December 15, 2007

Police: Man Kills Ex-Wife, Woman; 2 Dead Kids Found At

From the way this man spoke about his children, to the possibility that he killed them in cold blood makes the average person think - WTF happened?

My thoughts on this- MAJOR FAMILY COURT REFORM- Another family destroyed!

Too many loving parents are turning into homicidal/suicidal lunitics. They need to know there is hope, and until the Courts do their part in keeping parents with their children after divorce I fear more and more of these stories will be plastered all over the front pages of newspapers!

LARGO, Fla. --

A man fatally shot his ex-wife andanother woman, police said, and authoritiesinvestigating the slayings found two dead children atthe suspect's house. The body of an apparent suicidevictim was found later in his car.

Oliver Thomas Bernsdorff, 36, went to the apartment complex where his 27-year-old ex-wife, Jennifer Davis,lived with the other victim, Andrea H. Pisanello, 53, and fatally shot them about 6:30 a.m., Largo policeLt. Mike Loux said.

Police investigating those shootings identifiedBernsdorff as a suspect and sent officers to his house in nearby Clearwater. They found the children's bodies around 11 a.m., Clearwater police said.

Police did not release the children's identities, butBernsdorff's Web pages said he was the single father of two young children he had with Davis.

Bernsdorff's car was found at the Sunshine Skyway, thebridge that connects St. Petersburg and the Bradenton area. A person inside the vehicle apparently died froma self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said, althoughit was not immediately clear if it was Bernsdorff.

Manatee County sheriff's spokesman Dave Bristow saidinvestigators have "reason to believe the person is connected" to the deaths in Largo and Clearwater.

A posting on the Bernsdorff family Web site last updated in May said: "Our family is going through major changes right now...please stay tuned." The site says Bernsdorff is a GED teacher in at St. PetersburgCollege and a doctoral candidate at the University ofSouth Florida-St. Petersburg.

In August, Bernsdorff filed for divorce from his wife.

The divorce settlement required Davis to pay about$800 per month in child support, but as of October,she had not paid any and was $1,851 in arrears,according to court records obtained by The TampaTribune and St. Petersburg Times.

The divorce records show Bernsdorff was in debt,including $135,000 in student loans, $27,000 owed theIRS, a $33,000 private loan and roughly $50,000 incredit card debt, the papers reported.

The last login on his MySpace page was on Monday. Thepage says he was divorced and looking for serious relationships and the single custodial father of two children, ages 2 and 4, "who are simply amazing little human beings."

After his second child was born, an entry on his personal page said: "Having a child changes everything. Having a second child, too. I think it also stimulates the part of the brain and spirit responsible for philosophical thought. Some of these things I'll be sharing here in the near future. In the meantime, I wish all of you a piece of the joy this family is now feeling."

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