Pathologist kills family, self

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  2. coroner

    coroner Peace Sells...but who's buying? 7+ Year Member

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    Tragic...a guy snaps and takes out innocents around him. The 1 y.o. baby is absolutely horrifying. I wonder why the article mentioned his undergrad, med school and fellowship, but not where he did residency? There might be some posters on here who know him.

    Usually Webb reports these stories. Interesting, yet tragic read...
     
  3. WEBB PINKERTON

    WEBB PINKERTON 5+ Year Member

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    Who am I Nancy Grace? I don't report all the murder and mayhem stories. :laugh:

    Says he did his residency at Ball Memorial in Muncie Indiana. They closed that program in recent years. Working on Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio border, I know many pathologists who did their residency there.

    http://health.usnews.com/doctors/john-lunetta-642099
     
  4. Path or bust

    Path or bust I like meat 7+ Year Member

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    I knew him and he was a good resident and person. I can't imagine what happened in the last few years that could have made him snap like this. Very tragic news.
     
  5. schrute

    schrute RoyalCrownChinpokoMaster 10+ Year Member

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    Truly unfortunate. Considered him a friend though hadn't talked to him much since residency & fellowship. To say I'm still in shock is an understatement.
    It sounds cliche to say "I never thought he was capable of something like that,"...but there truly are no words to explain it away.
    I didn't know his past, other than that his military time almost certainly didn't provide any source for PTSD (don't think he ever even deployed), but surmising that he simply snapped in a fit of blind rage is the only explanation I can fathom. He loved his kid, he loved his dog, he loved life, or so I thought.
    I just don't understand, and I never will.
     
  6. WEBB PINKERTON

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  7. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

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    Holy hell I think I actually knew this guy...damn this website.
     
  8. yaah

    yaah Boring SDN Administrator 10+ Year Member

    Another article said it was IU - training and blood bank. Feel like I know him too - definitely looks familiar. I was at IU for a month once and probably met him. So sad when people snap.
     

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