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Medicine’s Susan Hatters-Friedman discusses the implications of homicide among family members

Murder-suicides involving family members often share characteristics and risk factors, experts say Susan Hatters-Friedman, a professor in the School of Medicine, spoke about familicide, saying surviving family members are often left shocked and searching for answers, particularly if the killer does not leave a suicide note. “There’s not always data or information about what was going on in a person’s life beforehand,” said Hatters-Friedman. “It’s left to folks afterward to try to piece it together.”