Making a political point against the National Rifle Association as you kill your wife and pets and then shoot yourself isn’t going to be particularly popular. It’s also not going to be particularly cogent.
Yet, this is the way that 56-year-old Kevin Heimsoth, a suspected murderer who also apparently wanted to check out himself, allegedly decided he wanted to leave this world.
The details are as gruesome as they are dispiriting. On Thursday morning, Heimsoth allegedly shot his wife, Lynn, at their home in Bellingham, Washington. Lynn Heimsoth, an elementary school principal, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to The Bellingham Herald. The wife’s therapy dog and the couple’s cat were also found shot to death.