What-ifs in Chapman case should disturb us – CharlotteObserver.com

The story of Kenneth Jermaine Chapman and his family was already a searing tragedy. But what was detailed in Sunday’s Observer makes it even more so.

Chapman, who police say killed his wife, teenage stepdaughter and toddler, had sought psychiatric help just weeks and hours before the slayings. He told doctors he was thinking about killing his wife.

Hindsight is 20-20, but these revelations will lead many to speculate about the difference it might have made if Chapman had not been released from the medical facility where he sought help that day. Might he and the three people police say he killed be alive today?

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