|Psychodynamic thinking is still going strong in forensic psychology. But I suspect that there are also some discreet theologians in the field. Sustained exposure to evil will do that to you.|
"Daniel Randall, a former pastor who once served as a chaplain in the Air Force, had just completed a 90-day program for alcohol abuse.
He left the Liberty Bay Recovery Center in Portland, Maine, at about 10 a.m. Thursday.
Then, police said, he bought a shotgun and drove to his home in Hebron, about 40 miles northwest of Portland.
Several hours later, a neighbor found the 56-year-old lying face down on the porch of his home. The words “VOW BREAKER” were spray-painted on the kitchen counter, Carroll Daggett, who lives a short distance away, told the Portland Press Herald.
Daggett called police.
Officers then found Randall’s 27-year-old daughter, Claire, dead in the bathroom. She died of multiple shotgun wounds, according to the state medical examiner’s office.
Maine State Police said Daniel Randall, who had been estranged from his family and didn’t have a key to the house, broke in through the garage and shot his daughter before shooting himself once in the head. Police said he spray-painted messages on the walls of the five rooms in the house.
Among them was a message to his wife, Anita, who had filed for divorce.
“Anita, it’s all your fault” was written on one of the walls, according to WCSH 6."