Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pennsylvania Family Shooting: Josephine Ruckinger And Husband Jeffrey Murder Mother, Son Before Father Kills Couple


A two-decade family feud came to a bloody and deadly end Friday when estranged daughter Josephine Ruckinger and her husband murdered her mother and brother before her father killed the couple, not knowing it was his daughter who committed the crimes.

The chaotic scene started around 10 a.m. Friday, when Ruckinger and her husband, Jeffrey, both 43, rang the front door of the home of Josephine’s family in Allegheny Township, Pa., and opened fire. Josephine Ruckinger killed her mother, Roberta Frew, 64, while husband Jeffrey Ruckinger murdered her brother, 47-year-old John Frew, Jr. Josephine’s father, John Frew Sr., then shot and killed the Ruckingers.
The Pennsylvania State Police said their investigation discovered that the elder Frew did not realize it was his estranged daughter and her husband who killed his family until he killed the couple.
The Frews and Runkingers, poster families of the NRA.


  1. "Cambria County District Attorney Kelly Callihan said the incident “was a home invasion that was a murder plot. [The Ruckingers] came armed and ready to commit murder.”
    "Clearly, these two individuals came to this house to carry out a plan, a deadly attack on this family,” she added.
    Matchik said the elder Frew “has been very cooperative in this particular situation,” adding that authorities have not made any arrests, although the incident is still an ongoing investigation. It’s believed that Frew acted in self-defense."

    I'm not getting how exactly this is Frew Sr.'s fault. There are many estranged families in the world, yet it appears the Ruckingers decided for whatever reason to take it to a new level. Fortunately, they'll never do that again.

  2. Ah, yes! Insult everyone involved, lumping them all together as morally equivalent since they're gun-owners! After all, there's no difference between the guy who tried to defend himself and his family against their murderers and the murderous children who started everything.

    1. It's just too bad Mrs. Frew and her son didn't have guns of their own. I'm sure they did, but they obviously didn't take Robert Farago's advice about home carry.

    2. The facts are self-evident. If the U.S. had fulfilled its obligation to disarm its citizens, then this wouldn't have occurred.

    3. And so Mike continues making fun of a couple of murder victims since he assumes they were EVIL GUN OWNERS and Carriers.

      Whether they were or not, and whether they were carrying or not, doesn't matter. They got murdered by a couple of evil family members, and you are taking pleasure in dancing on their graves. So much for the "We do NOT blood dance!" argument.

      Go rethink your life and this road you're following Jim and Anonymous down.

    4. You know that it is bad when Laci seems almost sane by comparison.

      Me must now entertain the possibility that Jadegold is in fact a spin-off sockpuppet of Mikeb.

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    1. NEVER go full-Jade.

    2. I'll take that as a compliment.

    3. I went 5% Jade once just to see what it was like. Scared the crap out of me.

    4. What else is to be expected of westerners?

    5. Thanks, TS, for a good laugh.