Back in Novemeber 2013, I visited with my older sister Mary Lou. She was having problems with my nephew Michael. So, I offered to bring him back home to Ky in hopes it would straighten him out. Well, he ends up assulting me. I had suffered a real bad cucussion. The police here took him to a shelter, instead of to jail. He ended up getting into trouble and was kicked out.
I don't hear anything for 10 days, and when I finally do. I was told that he was missing. He made it back up to Pa. Well, last night. The unthinkable happened. He killed his mother! My sister! He cut her throat.
I can't believe that this is happening. She was the oldest girl.
And I am in shock.
I am leaving this message to all those who have problems with family.
Get them help now! You never may know when you will be faced with something like this. She has a daughter and another son. I am trying to get the funds to go up there to help with arrangements.
I need your prayers and please light those candles for my sister's soul. I regret not making up with her since the incident happened with her son and me. We haven't spoken since Nov 23rd when the last thing I said to her was "get him help, before he kills somebody"! My God~ I never thought it would be her.
Jo, my prayers go out to you and your family. How devastating!
This is what the news report says.
An 18-year-old man is in the Erie County Prison today on a criminal homicide charge after Millcreek Township police were called to a bloody scene Friday night.
Michael P. Burrows, 18, was arraigned this morning by Millcreek Township District Judge Paul Manzi on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of a crime. He was sent to the Erie County Prison without bail.
Millcreek police were called to 1219 Patlin Court at 10:10 p.m. Friday for a possible death.Dispatchers at the time said a son called authorities to report a woman covered in blood at the home and he threatened to kill himself if police didn't arrive soon. Dispatchers said Burrows was in a "highly agitated state" when police arrived, and was taken into police custody.Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook was called to the scene. Neither police nor Cook have provided information about the victim.
I am still in shock! I can't believe that no one that we think are there to protect and serve, are just not doing anything! The Ky police should of taken Michael into custody back in Nov 2013, for his assult on me!
They didn't! If he was in jail here, he would of gotten the help or something! And this never would of happened!
I will never trust Law enforcement ever again! Especially in Kentucky!
She was 54 years old! God help me!
I will pray for the family and you, Jo. I can't even imagine the pain you and they are going through. These kind of things happen all the time, here or there, but never to us. Now your tragedy is our tragedy and you will not go through this alone. I am standing with you and I know that many more are too. Wish I could do more. Bob Smith.
***Updated*** News Report
Millcreek police have identified the woman killed in an apparent homicide Friday night. Police said Mary Burrows was found dead at 1219 Patlin Court shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.
Michael P. Burrows, 18, was arraigned this morning by Summit Township District Judge Brian McGowan on charges of criminal homicide, aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of a crime in connection with the death. He was sent to the Erie County Prison without bail.
Police were called to the mobile home in west Millcreek at 10:10 p.m. Friday for a reported stabbing and possible death.
Dispatchers at the time said a son called authorities to report a woman covered in blood at the home, and he threatened to kill himself if police didn't arrive soon. Dispatchers said Michael Burrows was in a "highly agitated state" when police arrived, and was taken into custody.
Thank you all for your words of support. If anyone knows how I can find someone that could help with the funeral arrangements, please send me the info. The Crimes Victim resource is closed. I want Justice for my sister!
Thank you all, I wish I could just float away somewhere.
Jo, I am so sorry for your loss and wish that I could help. I know that all of us are at a loss for words, it is such a helpless feeling.
Just know that your friends are sharing you grief, and we are saying prayers for you and your dear sister.
Thank you so much Shyron.
Just knowing you are praying for us, means so much.
You are the best adopted sister a girl could have!
Blessings & Shalom
Oh Jo, I feel the same way about you.
If I could go with you, I really would.
I'd stand beside you and share you sorrow if I could.
So write a letter to your sister
Tell her how much you love her and how much you will miss her
Then send the message with her on her way
And tell her we'll all stand beside her come the judgement day
Love and hugs, Shalom, God Bless
I'm so sorry, Jo! This is truly extremely horrible!
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. This is heart-rending pain beyond belief. My God get you through this.
Thank you so much for the candles! I am doing what I can do
write~! I have started a new novel about this experience. And I don't know when I will be done, or how many pages. I just know I am going to keep writing this pain until it is all out of my system!
Appreciate you so much gmwilliams. hugs& Shalom
I am heading up to Pa tomorrow morning. I want to thank all of you so much for your beautiful comforting words, your prayers, hugs. Lighting those candles for her. And for the love I can begin to feel in my heart.
The shock is gone. I cry and mourn in waves. The numbness is semi gone.
The pain is still so much. I am making sure I get rest allow myself to cry and trying not to blame myself. The hardest part is yet to come.
And this is going to be when I see my niece Marie and nephew David jr.
Our sister Patty. I should arrive sometime Wed evening. The memorial service is on Thursday evening. I will make a quick appearance and then head back home here. Thank you all so very much! I am deeply grateful to all of you. Sending my sincerest love & group hug! :-)
Im so sorry Jo. What a nightmare. May God help you and your family.
Thanks for taking the time to give very good advice during a very difficult time. I will take the advice to heart.
It is so important to stand up and do what is right for some one who isn't quite together mentally in ones family. We all knew how disturbed he is.
And his mother ( my sister) was in denial. So, I don't want anyone to feel the feeling ever that I am feeling right now. Sending you prayers of protection and God's favor in your life. Thank you for taking the advice to heart. Shalom
OMG! I´m so sorry for your loss. I´ll pray for the soul of your sis. God bless you and your family.
OMG I don't know how you are dealing with this terrible issue. You are in my prayers for you, your family and especially your sister. I am deeply disturbed by your loss and this post. God Bless You and May He Give You Peace.
Thank you suzzy cue
I am trying to write out all the pain I feel.
So, I am hoping something works.
We just received 3 inchs of snow here last night.
And it's pretty cold up in Pa right now.
So, I have to wait before I know when I can go up there.
Sending you hugs! Shalom
OMG Jo-I'm crying reading this at my kitchen table. Please do not be hard on yourself being mad at your sister. Oh honey, if there is anything I can do to help, please tell me. We hubbers are your family and will get you through this and help you in any way. I love you sweet heart and I thank you for writing this forum during this tragic and heart-breaking time. I love you-hugging and holding you tight.
Thank you Linda.
I wish I could feel your hugs. What a horrible way to leave this earth!
I want the death penalty! No one would listen! I love you.
Jo, there just are no words to adequately express my heartbreak for you. I'm so terribly sorry.
How utterly senseless and shocking for you. It is difficult to comprehend sometimes how these things can happen in a civilized society. My heart goes out to you and yours - you are very much in my heart and mind.
Sending you blessings - especially for the difficult days ahead.
Thank you. I am trying to get the images out of my head. So, I am sorry if I upset anyone with how I initially wrote this out. I thank you for your comforting words. God Bless you
Thank you desr sweet lady. I appreciate you so much. Sending you a hug and wishng you many blessings! Shalom
Words fail me. 'Deep calleth to deep' (Psalm 42.7) Praying, MJF
Praying for you to find the strength you have inside to get through this unreal tragedy. I am so very sorry , Jo. Hugs to you today and always, Maria
Jo, this is shocking news. I know you to be a very strong person. May you gather strength from all those here at your time of sorrow.
Jo, I'm so sorry this happened to your family, I can't imagine what you are going through. My thoughts are with you, I hope you get through this.
Hello Jo_Goldsmith11, my condolences to you and your entire family. May God be with you all.
I want to hug you until till the hurt goes away. - Will keep praying for strength.
Thank you. You will need to hug me for a very long time.
You won't get anything done! :-)
I am working through this pain. Packing a few things for the trip up. I send my love to you and I deeply thank you for your prayers.
Jo I am always looking for ways to avoid what I should be doing:) Hope the weather turns to spring at least.
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