Tragedy struck a divorce proceeding in Italy this week when a man shot and critically wounded his estranged wife and killed her brother before being shot to death by police outside of a courtroom.
So many questions, and so few answers here.
Authorities will need to determine how the man managed to get a gun into the courthouse. If you've ever gone into any courthouse here in the U.S., you know that security is tight, and you don’t go too far inside the door without passing through a metal detector. Apparently, they need to beef up the security measures in Italy. You can see where this is the sort of thing that might lead to a knee-jerk reaction to really take strong measures.
And, of course, let’s not forget the pressures and difficulties of going through a divorce trial. Clearly, anyone who would do something like this has snapped in some way. But we should think about the way divorces are handled in the wake of something like this. Is there anything that can be done to ease the anguish of the ordeal that might keep something like this from happening again?