The Freed Murder
I expected the murder of Reverend Eric Freed to be mentioned in the Santa Rosa Press- Democrat. I didn't expect to see it on the CNN web site.
I found out the name a bit earlier than some. I'd read the first mention of it on both the Times- Standard and Lost Coast Outpost Facebook feeds. After the wife came home from shopping I mentioned there had been some violent crime at St. Bernards Church with maybe someone killed. It was then she told me who it was. She'd already heard it from her mother who, along with the rest of the family, are Catholic church goers.
I was stunned. I couldn't figure out why at first. I'm not the least bit religious and it's not like we don't hear fairly often of people being violently killed. Then I realized that nearly all the violent deaths we hear of involve people who are criminals or mentally ill. It almost seems like it should be no surprise when you hear of those kind of killings.
With this one, though, it was as if your nice next door neighbor who seemed totally ok suddenly ended up brutally murdered, for no apparent reason.