Monday, June 10, 2013

Dad with "shared custody" kills 2-year-old son in murder-suicide (Spanish Forks, Utah)

Yea, right. "Super sweet" dad murders a 2-year-old child in cold blood. I say bullsh**.

Of course, the fathers rights people have always told us that if daddies had joint custody and the like, they wouldn't be "forced" to act out violently and the like. Of course that's bullsh** too.

The killer dad is identified as BRYSON DREW.

Father, young son dead in apparent murder-suicide

By Bob Mims and Michael McFall | The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published 6 hours ago • Updated 7 minutes ago

Spanish Fork police Monday were investigating a suspected murder-suicide involving a man and his young son.

Police Lt. Matthew R. Johnson said the bodies of Bryson Drew, 21, and his 2-year-old son, Chanse Drew, were found by officers responding to a 911 call from a family member at the Drew home, 826 S. Fox Hill Drive (580 East), just before 9 p.m. Sunday.

"Inside of the residence officers located a deceased 2-year-old male child. The child was located in a bedroom on the main floor of the residence. Blunt force trauma was present on the child," Johnson said. "A deceased 21 year old male individual was located in the basement of the residence. The individual had suffered a single gunshot wound to the head."

The bodies were turned over to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsies to determine the official cause of the deaths.

Johnson said a suicide note had been found, but it was brief, primarily dividing up the male adult’s property among family members.

The bodies were discovered by Drew’s sister, who also lived at the home, when she came home Sunday evening.

"There are a lot of questions left unanswered. We may never know why he may have done this," Johnson said.

Bryson Drew does not appear to have a criminal record; his last court case involving a child support lien case was closed, once payments were satisfied, as of April 10.

Drew shared custody with the boy’s mother, police said.

"He was a nice guy, super sweet. This is totally out of his character," said Natalie Snow, human resources director for Cascade Collision Repair in Provo, where Bryson Drew worked from Jan. 18, 2011 to Aug. 15, 2012. He was always willing to do whatever was asked of him and had a good sense of humor. Like the man’s neighbors, Snow was shocked when she heard about what happened.