Over the years silentlambs has reported on the consistent issue of JW father murdering their children. In JW theology they are taught that life on this earth is corrupted by Satan. Everyone and everything is tainted and thus something to be avoided. The only solution as directed by their theology is to escape to the “Paradise Earth” that God will provide after the end of the world in the immediate future. There are basically two ways to make it to the “Paradise Earth” one way it to wait for the ‘soon to come’ end of the world and survive into the “Paradise Earth” and the second way to is have an innocent death in this world to see a quick resurrection into the paradise earth. When JW father faces financial downturn, divorce, or other typical stresses that appear to make life hopeless the simple solution is to take the lives of their children. By doing so, while seeing themselves as corrupted, they are providing the “escape” to a better world and in their minds actually helping their children no longer exist in Satan’s world. It is a classic case of theology gone wrong. Sadly in many cases where children are murdered by fathers there is often a link to Jehovah’s Witness theology. To see a further discussion of this issue and examples of this in years past see this link,
When stories of this nature appear in the news the Jehovah’s Witnesses often take covert action to see that the religion is not mentioned in relation to the story. Jorge Cruz Iraheta had definite links to Jehovah’s Witnesses yet once again JWs think they have dodged a bullet with media. At Silentlambs we report this for Jehovah’s Witnesses and the public to be informed of this reoccurring problem with fathers of JW children.
Two Children Killed in Murder-Suicide in Silver Lake
By Jack Noyes
Updated 4:59 PM PST, Sat, Nov 22, 2008
Names were released for the 7-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother killed by their father, who also shot and wounded their mother in the leg before he shot and killed himself, police said.
Jorge Cruz Iraheta, 31, was estranged from his wife and reportedly subject to a restraining order when he entered his wife Marta's home in the 4200 block of Normal Avenue in Silver Lake sometime after 9 p.m. Friday. There, he shot his daughter, Ashley, his son, Andres, and his 35-year-old wife, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman Julianne Sohn.
Police initially responded to a domestic violence call at the family's home at about 8:55 p.m. Friday, Sohn said, but Iraheta was not there when they arrived.
Roughly 50 minutes later, police began receiving calls about shots being fired and people screaming at the family's home, prompting officers to return to the Silver Lake home, Los Angeles police Capt. Paul Hernandez, III said.
When police arrived back at the Iraheta home, Marta was found shot in the leg, while her husband and their two children were declared dead at the scene.
Marta was in stable condition at a local hospital, according to Sohn. She somehow managed to escape during the flurry of violence, LAPD officer Jason Lee said earlier.
Cops Say They Followed Protocol In Murder-Suicide
Nov 23, 2008 7:33 am US/Pacific
LOS ANGELES (CBS) ? Los Angeles police stood by their actions Sunday after a 7-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother were killed by their father, who also wounded their mother and killed himself -- after officers had been called to their Silver Lake home.
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Silver Lake man kills 2 children, self; estranged wife wounded
Police say Jorge Cruz Iraheta killed his son, 9, and daughter, 7, before shooting himself. His estranged wife is hospitalized after being shot in the leg.
11:31 AM PST, November 22, 2008
A 30-year-old Silver Lake man shot and killed his two young children, wounded his estranged wife, then killed himself Friday night, authorities said today.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division initially responded to a domestic dispute at a single-family home about 9 p.m. in the 4200 block of Normal Avenue, near Virgil Avenue, said LAPD Officer Julianne Sohn.
All three were pronounced dead at the scene, Sohn said. Marta Iraheta was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where she was in stable condition this morning.