Why Would a Son Who Has Everything Murder His Loving Mom?

When Money and Love Aren’t Enough

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An Affluent Family

Doug is the only one who can answer that question, and he’s gone. So, the people he left behind must sift through the clues and create a picture that makes sense. My musings stem from what we know so far and how that syncs up with what we know about similar offenders.

Losing His Way

The transition from high school to college can be tricky. There is a straightforward path from kindergarten to high school graduation for most kids, without much thought. The road is smoother and the course easier for some, but the destination is generally the same.

Resisting the Temptation to Monday Morning Quarterback

Many parents struggle to know what to do when a young adult veers off track. Do you provide a safe place for them to land, thinking it will make it easier for them to figure things out? If so, for how long?

What Kind of Child Murders His Mom?

A rare one.

The Bottom Line

Things always seem more transparent when we know how a story ends. But questions linger.



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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.