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USA, father massacred his five children,wife,and himself after fired from his job

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    By David Gardner
    Last updated at 9:31 AM on 28th January 2009
    A father massacred his five children – all aged under ten – and his wife today after being fired from his hospital job.
    Police said the killings in a commuter suburb of Los Angeles , California , happened after the man cracked because of the ‘tough, economic times.’
    He was said to be frantic over the difficulty of finding another job in the credit crunch after both he and his wife were axed over a row at work that may have involved child care issues.Police believe Lupoe may have started his killing spree as early as Monday night, the Los Angeles Times has reported, roaming from room to room.Police discovered the bodies of a eight-year-old Brittney, five-year-old twin girls Jaszmin and Jasseley, and their father in an upstairs room.
    The bodies of Ana Lupoe and the couple's two-year-old twin boys, Benjamin and Christoper, were found in a bedroom nearby in the upscale home in Wilmington, California, at just after 8am on Tuesday.
    Before the shootings Lupoe sent a two-page fax to a local TV station and called police saying he’d returned home to find his whole family has been shot dead.
    But by the time officers had arrived at the house, the man had killed himself in the bedroom with his three daughters. His wife’s body was found with their two boysNever seen anything like it: Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner spoke to the press after police discovered the massacre
    ‘He was despondent, clearly, over his job situation,’ said Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner.
    ‘This was a financial and job-related issue that led to the slayings.
    ‘In these tough economic times, there are other options. In my 32 years, I've never seen anything like this.
    ‘Obviously he wanted somebody to find the bodies. In the note, he clearly said he was going to kill himself, his wife and his kids,’ he added.
    ‘When officers entered, they smelled gunshot residue. We're operating off the premise it happened within minutes before officers got here.’His wife Ana, a medical technician, was remembered as 'a sweet lady. Always smiling with everybody... always talking about the kids,' said Hamlet Narvaez, 40, a Kaiser transportation worker.
    The only hint of trouble came during their time living in LA, when Lupoe had to seek a restraining order after a confrontation with a neighbour. Few details are known about the incident, however.
    The couple had been let go about two weeks before the shootings.