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Megan and Mark Short with children:  Willow, 2,Liana, 8, and Mark, 5

Mark Short a Pennsylvania dad killed his family  acquired murder-suicide gun the day before the killings

After a domestic dispute the previous day, Short, 40, legally purchased the handgun that he used to slay his family

The father of three fatally shot his wife Megan, 33, who was going to leave him that day along with Liana, 8, Mark, 5,  Willow, 2 and the family’s pet dog, Saturday

The loan officer who had just been demoted at work, also shot himself inside the family home in Sinking Spring, Berks County


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Mark Short with his kids – Mark, Liana and Willow – He bought a gun and killed them after a dispute with his wife

Mark Short, the Pennsylvania father who killed his wife and three young children in a gruesome murder-suicide bought his gun after his wife had recently called the police to their home. Megan Short, 33, claimed she was a domestic abuse victim and planned to leave her husband, Mark, 40, in the weeks before the attack.Click Here!
According to Berks County District Attorney John Adams, the “domestic issues” between the couple’s 16-year marriage preceded the deadly attack. Infact, police were called to the home of the couple, who were in the process of separating, three weeks before the family was found dead in their Berks County home last Saturday.
A relative had called the authorities after Megan failed to appear for a lunch date. When Checked on the home, police found five bodies in the living room. Megan and Mark Short, as well as, their three children:  Liana, 8, Mark, 5, and Willow, 2, along with a pet dog, were found dead inside the family’s Sinking Spring, Berks County home. A handgun and a murder-suicide note was recovered near one of the adults.
Megan Short, told 911 operatore she was afraid of her husband after the incident on July 18, but there were no physical injuries and no charges were filed. But, according to county DA Adams , Mark Short went out the next day and legally purchased the .38 caliber handgun that he would later use to slay his family.

Megan Short2.pngMegan Short, (insert) was planning on leaving husband Mark on the day he killed her and their three children before turning the gun on himself in a murder-suicide

A day after treating his children the Hersheypark theme park, Mark Short killed each child with a single gunshot including the youngest, 2-year-old Willow, who had previously made headlines as a “miracle baby” after surviving a heart transplant as a newborn. Short left a suicide note near the bodies admitting to the murders.

Megan and Mark Short, kids Liana, Mark, Willow1Mark Short went out and bought a gun a day after a domestic issue with his wife. He later killed all of their three young children, his wife, the family pet and then himself in their home

Adams noted that there had been “a couple of prior incidents” of domestic disputes, and said that security had responded to the Shorts at a Philadelphia hotel in June. After the July incident, Megan told police she was going to get a protective order, but never followed up.

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Willow Short (above and below), survived a heart transplant shortly after her birth, only to be murdered by her dad by her second birthdayWillow Short1

Apparently, she had been planning on moving to a new apartment on the day of the murders. Loan officer Mark had been demoted on the job at the beginning of August, after what Adams said was poor attendance at work attributed to the couple’s marriage deteriorating.


1 Comment on Mark Short, Pa dad who killed his family of five, purchased murder-suicide gun the previous day after domestic dispute

  1. ALL it takes is a simple test by prescribing physicians to determine who will have homicidal/suicidal tendencies when taking SSRI medication! We are failing our citizens with our shoddy handling in our “health” organizations!

    I Was just reading some info about certain gene mutations in individuals that causes them to be unable to process certain medications/psychotropic drugs and can cause them to have suicidal or homicidal tendencies.

    Using Antidepressants May Send You into a Murderous Rage
    Taking antidepressants and anti psychotics may make you severely violent and even homicidal.

    It’s sad how much the media and everyone else harps on guns…. but NO ONE is talking about the REAL issue in mass murder/suicide cases… psychotropic drugs. How many innocent lives need to be lost before we stop letting big pharma, media and special interests run our view point and our lives?

    The following info was taken from…
    National Coalition of Organized Women

    From Laboring Women to Labor Unions, We Move As One
    From the desk of the director Oct. 6, 2015
    Open letter to the NRA & Gun Owners of America

    Does anyone wonder why these mass shootings are occurring in these last decades, usually perpetrated by young men? And the suicides! Have you noticed that suicides have become an epidemic in soldiers, adults in general and even children as young as seven?


    The answer lies in a field of medicine called pharmacogenomics.

    In the last decades the pharmaceutical companies have produced medications called SSRIs. (Selective Seratonin Uptake Inhibitors). The pharmaceutical producers have been forced to put a black box warning on the label warning that these drugs may cause “suicidal ideations”. Suicide is a label for those who blame themselves. Homicide is a label for those who blame “others”. However, the establishment does not put homicidal warnings on the label so as not to wake up the society to the ever present danger to “others” in the society.

    These modern drugs are metabolized in the body by a certain group of liver enzymes. These liver enzymes are part of the natural human, animal and plant mechanism. Its purpose is to naturally get rid of toxins. But some people, by genetic variation, (10% of Caucasians for example) don’t have the activity of these enzymes and cannot rid the body of these pharmaceuticals. The accumulation of these drugs in the physiology compels the person to suicide and homicide.

    The major detox channel in, pharmacogenetics, is called CYTOCHROME P450 2D6.

    10% of Caucasians, for example, DO NOT HAVE the activity of this mechanism to detox the medication out of their body.

    This group is called NON-METABOLIZERS. There are also “poor metabolizers”, normal metabolizers and rapid metabolizers. The variability of metabolism is a big concern for the pharmacologists because of suicidal and homicidal ideations in the non and poor metabolizing groups. See Dr. Lucire’s Australian study

    The pharmaceutical companies have kept this secret of drug interaction and drug metabolism for over 15 years while they attempt to create drugs that would circumvent Cytochrome P450 2D6. The industry would stand to lose billions of dollars if the public knew that 10% of the Caucasian population and various percentages of Asian, Hispanics and African Americans cannot metabolize these modern drugs.

    Although this knowledge is all over the Internet (see: Cytochrome P450 + drug interactions), the pharmaceutical industry and the medical cabal have even gone so far as to suppress education in the medical schools, so that physicians who write these prescriptions don’t know what they are actually doing. They are not being educated either in medical school or continuing education about pharmacogenetics.

    Although there is a simple and inexpensive test for Cytochrome P450 it is not standard of care to do this test. 25% of American children are on prescription drugs; we have mass school shooting by young men who are no more than children themselves. And yet patients are not being tested for their ability to successfully metabolize these psyche drugs that are being foisted on them by every level of physicians – pediatricians, general practitioners, psychiatrists, etc., despite the fact that there is an epidemic of suicides and “heinous” homicides, every year since the introduction of these pharmaceuticals.

    When the person has no way to detox the drugs out of the body, these chemicals accumulate and cause “heinous” (emphasis added) homicidal ideations and suicidal ideations. Apparently, these ideations occur very often (as you can hear the warnings on many TV drug commercials). However, these ideations become very intense to the point of “action” when the person abruptly stops taking their medications. The intense drive to commit suicide or homicide last about 4 days on average.

    We have done our best to contact judges and attorneys of high profile cases to urge them to do the pharmacogenetic testing…but no response. Why have we failed? Think about what this means not only to the physicians and pharmaceutical industry, but to law enforcement, to the prison system, in terms of revisiting legal cases and claiming “involuntary intoxication”.

    To expose this it needs a powerful wave, such as that which can come from the NRA, gun owners and gun advocates. This exposure will shift the narrative that the cause of these mass shootings and suicides is “the gun”, to “we are letting the pharmacuetical companies get away with murder”.

    The reality of the situation is not the “gun”. It is that kids, adults and soldiers are committing homicide and suicide because they cannot metabolize the medication. Mass shootings and suicides are the of effect of the uneducated proliferation of common psyche drugs (such as Ritalin, Adderall, Respiradal, Haldol, Lexpro, Concerta, Paxil, Prozac, Wellbutin) by doctors on the non and poor metabolizers.

    The first link herein and below “What is making our kids and soldiers psychotic” is our attempt to explain, in layman’s terms, what cytochrome P450 is:

    The problem first starts with the excipients in the early childhood vaccines such as phenol, formaldehyde, ethanol…all of which need cytochrome P450 to metabolize. Limited infant studies have proven that cytochrome P450 in not “matured” in infants and therefore these infants cannot metabolize these ingredients out of their little bodies. In essence, we are allowing the medical cabal to poison our children at birth then misdiagnose them as neurologically damaged and mentally ill. With this misdiagnosis, these children are then given the very drugs that at least 10% of Caucasians, for example, can’t metabolize, compelling them to suicide and homicide. The normal metabolizers are still damaged to some extent by the vaccines and the psyche drugs but not to the point of actually committing homicide. Homicide and suicide is reserved for 10% of the Caucasian population and varying percentages of Asian, Hispanic and Black.

    What we advise you to do is to contact your State University Pharmacogeneticist who can give you a solid understanding of the mass shooting phenomena as it relates to metabolism. With professional input we can then move the conversation away from gun control or simply the sound bite “the shooter is mentally ill” to “involuntary intoxication” at the hands of uneducated physicians who give these drugs out like candy without first doing the Cytochrome P450 test for vaccines or psyche drugs. Be warned, however, to vet the pharmacogeneticist as some physicians and researchers may be afraid to speak up having inside pressure not to rock the boat from the medical cabal.

    We have many people in prison for homicide. Many were on and continue to be on mental illness psyche drugs. Yet, there has been no, epidemiological study in the prison population to test the Cytochrome P450 genetics to see if there is a correlation with homicides. That would be an easy study to do. Why isn’t HHS granting pharmacogeneticist this opportunity to ascertain the cause of these homicides?

    NRA Far sight: The longer term problem that the NRA has, if you don’t deal powerfully with this in the media, even faced with pharmacuetical sponsors, is that if the above situation is not exposed, we continue to disable each and every successive generation of humanity. As background checks become more transparent to more government agencies, the consequence of a failure to expose this now is there will be very few people in the future, by and by, who will be able to get gun permits. The majority of the people will have psyche drugs in their health records. WARNING: if you agree with the concept that the establishment is promoting… that is…”lets just keep guns away from the mentally ill”, you will ultimately find that this is the covert, back door, long-term strategy that as it increases in momentum, will eventually result in the success of the establishment’s gun control objectives. If you wait to deal with the real cause of these heinous mass shootings, it will be too far gone for you to stop public perception that the solution is restrict gun permits to the mentally ill or those who are on or have been on psyche medication.

    Link for layman’s version of Cytochrome P450 & Pharmacogenetics: What makes our kids and soldiers psychotic?

    Link for Infant’s inability to metabolize:

    The Elephant in the Room

    It is to be noted that there were 110 vaccine bills in state legislatures this year to mandate children’ vaccine and compulsory Adult vaccines. There will be a tsunami of vaccine bills next year as well. California passed SB 277 and SB 792. SB 277 is now law having been signed by Gov. Brown. It states that no child can get a public, private or preschool education in California without being fully vaccinated (49 vaccine doses with these excipents by the age of six and as early as one hour old). SB 792 is a first in the nation bill as well. It gives a government the right to compel adult vaccinations. It is a precedent setting bill for forced medical treatments of all kinds…long lasting psyche drug “implants for those diagnosed or misdiagnosed with mental illness, forced chemotherapy (which has been the ruling of some courts) and lobotomies, for example.

    70 Percent of Americans take Prescription Drugs | Psych ……americans-take…drugs/56275.html

    Jun 20, 2013 – 70 Percent of Americans take Prescription Drugs Fueling the perception that America is an overmedicated society, a new Mayo Clinic study …

    CDC Vaccine Excipients Chart:

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