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    OAK HARBOR, Ohio -- A man who recently told a relative he was having marital problems called 911 and informed a dispatcher that he had fatally shot his wife and three young children and was getting ready to kill himself, too, authorities and his grandmother said Saturday.

    The 911 call came in just after midnight, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department said, and deputies arrived within minutes at the white-sided, two-story farmhouse in Oak Harbor, about 25 miles southeast of Toledo. They didn't enter the home until two hours later, after they'd tried to contact the people inside by phone and through a loudspeaker.

    In an upstairs bedroom, they found Alan Atwater, 31; his wife, Dawn, 30; and their three children -- 4-year-old Ashley, 2-year-old Isaac and 1-year-old Brady. The parents and two older children were on the floor, while the youngest was in a bed. All had gunshot wounds, authorities said.

    "There has been a terrible accident at my house. My wife and three children are dead," Alan Atwater said in the 911 call, according to the sheriff's office. He told the dispatcher he had shot them.

    His grandmother, Joan Atwater, who lives next door, said she was up late, heard a report about a 911 call on a police scanner and recognized the address. She said she tried repeatedly to call the family and then went to the home in hopes they were alive.

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    How sad it makes me want to cry for the poor babies
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    This is what I don't get about people like this-okay, you want to die. Why do you feel the need to take everyone in your family with you?


    Ohio is a death penalty state, but if he's a schizophrenic, he will probably receive life imprisonment as a sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Ohio is a death penalty state, but if he's a schizophrenic, he will probably receive life imprisonment as a sentence.
    Unless I missed something, it's a little too late for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    This is what I don't get about people like this-okay, you want to die. Why do you feel the need to take everyone in your family with you?


    Ohio is a death penalty state, but if he's a schizophrenic, he will probably receive life imprisonment as a sentence.
    yep, looks like a murder/suicide
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Unless I missed something, it's a little too late for that.

    I skipped that part, reading in a hurry. I saw that he had called the dispatcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    This is what I don't get about people like this-okay, you want to die. Why do you feel the need to take everyone in your family with you?
    I've always thought it was one of those "If I can't have you no body can" kind of things.


    Ohio is a death penalty state, but if he's a schizophrenic, he will probably receive life imprisonment as a sentence.
    Too late. He saved the State of Ohio the $$$ of a trial..imprisonment and administering the death penalty by eating the last bullet himself.
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