That began in the home of Dr. Petit in an upscale neighborhood. His wife and two teenage daughters were murdered by two thugs. Both have been sentenced to death. Last Christmas, three young girls and their grandparents died in a house fire in upscale Stamford. Their mother Madonna Badger has moved out of state to struggle with her grief.
Today, there has been a shooting in the elementary school in Sandy Hook. Details are not all in. The rumor is that there have been deaths, including of children, whose minds were likely on the excitement of gifts and time off during the holidays.
One's heart goes out to all the parents who have lost children, especially at this time of year.