A lawyer was shot dead by police after he viciously attacked his wife and his three children.
Christopher Andrews, 51, a partner at Manhattan firm Andrews and Andrews, was gunned down on at 6am on Tuesday morning armed with a knife after he ignored orders from officers to stop walking towards them.
During the attack, he first struck his wife, Kathleen, in their Fairfield, Connecticut, home, inflicting severe stab and blunt force wounds in the face, reports suggested.
He then struck his 12-year-old son in the face and attacked his 13-year-old daughter.
Andrews tried to hit his 15-year-old son with a baseball bat, but the teenage boy managed to wrestle it out of his hands before he did anymore damage.
When police arrived at the home Andrew’s family were found scattered around the $700,000 property, with a range of injuries, the Connecticut Post reported.
They fatally shot Andrews as he advanced towards them and refused to drop the blade.
This is a tragic story, that should cause us to consider and learn from. There are thousands of women behind close doors who experience domestic violence and do not share this information with anyone. Like a chameleon, they come out the house with hair done and makeup and pretend they have it all together. Children who are often molested do the same thing. The situation never ends well. For the wages (exercise) of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life. Sin that is not repented of does not go away it gets worse.
Father, I pray for those who are reading this and at the same time they are experiencing domestic violence in the home. Please draw them near to you and give them your strength to break free. It is not your will for them to live in this harmful situation and you will protect them and keep them if they put their trust in thee. Don’t allow the fear of finances cause them to surrender to beatings, let them only see your grace, mercy, compassion and power to change their life and make it right. In Jesus name.
I pray for this family and that the healing hand of God will touch them. Touch their mind and their body. Draw them to you Jesus. May they find comfort in your love. May they find strength in your presence and may they receive your blessing. In Jesus name.