Aftershocks of filicides continue

There was a vigil Friday evening at the Tétreaultville corner where Jonathan Pomares killed his kids and then himself. Although the CTV headline says the community is searching for answers that’s straight out of Journalism Clichés 101, because there’s no secret here. We’ve seen the storyline before: a marriage is breaking down, one of the parents goes off the rails and punishes the other by killing the kids – suicide optional. It’s atavistic and shows a side of human nature we’d rather not contemplate, but it is not a mystery. CTV piece mentions support groups and gives some links and phone numbers.