Dead Mom May Have Shot Kids After Web Rants

Katelynn Bennett warned her husband he would lose kids
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 24, 2011 4:25 AM CST
Dead Mom May Have Shot Kids After Web Rants
Katelynn Bennett and her three children were found shot to death in their partially burned Indian house.   (youtube)

(Newser) – A troubled mother may have shot her three children and herself after posting complaints about her marital troubles online, according to investigators. The bodies of Katelynn Bennett, 30, and her two daughters and son, ages 4 to 14, were found in their partially burned Indiana home, reports CNN. An Internet post on a local blogging site mentions Bennett's estranged husband by name and is entitled "Gone Forever." He "wont stop hurting us with his words and actions so it's time to take the pain away. You got what you wanted: no wife and no kids," says the post signed only "the wife."

Other postings, in a thread concerning gossip at a local company, also slams a rumored affair her husband is having with a co-worker. "He will regret everything he is doing now," adds "the wife." Workers at the company apparently enjoyed the back-and-forth between the wife, possibly the other woman and friends, and apparently her husband. "I guess everyone knows that Amanda Bennett and her kids are dead," wrote one poster after the killing. "I would think that the guilt felt by all the people who made fun of her and called her names is very strong." For more on the story, check out Gawker.
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