Alleged perpetrator fails with suicide attempt
Popular radio presenter killed – wife and children seriously injured
Jim Matthews was killed, his girlfriend and children injured, some seriously. The suspect is believed to be a family friend.
Credit New York Post
Sep 24, 2022 at 2:13 p.m
News anchor Jim Matthews has been killed. His girlfriend and the two children – five and ten years old – were taken to the hospital, some with serious injuries. Just like the alleged perpetrator, who is said to have tried to take his own life after the act of violence. It is hard to imagine what scenes must have taken place in the family home north of Detroit.
Jim Matthew’s girlfriend managed to escape with their daughter (5).
The 57-year-old news anchor was killed on Friday in Chesterfield Township, Michigan, according to his radio station WWJ-AM. Apparently from a friend of the family, who is said to have been a guest in the house that day, as is so often the case. As reported by the Detroit Free Press, among others, the 54-year-old tried to kill himself after the crime.
The girlfriend of the killed anchor managed to flee the house with the five-year-old girl and stopped a motorist, who immediately alerted the police. The 35-year-old is said to have suffered stab wounds and was taken to hospital in critical condition. According to the newspaper, the child is stable. Unlike her older brother.
Ten-year-old boy tied up in closet
When the emergency services arrived, they discovered the ten-year-old crouching in a closet. The boy was tied up and badly injured. According to police, he suffered trauma from blunt force trauma. The police officers found the suspect in the basement of the building, where the man had self-inflicted wounds and consumed a drug overdose. He was also taken to a hospital but is in stable condition.
The background of the terrible act of violence is still unclear, the investigations are ongoing. The late moderator was a devoted family man, wrote WWJ-AM. “He often spoke to his colleagues about his children and his love for them and their adventures at school,” the radio station said in a statement. “Many tears shed in our office this afternoon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim’s family and friends.” (cwa)
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