I still can't believe that Debbie's gone. It just hasn't fully sunk in. Her brother went to Rhode Island right away to take care of things. The police still had the house taped off for the medical examiner. Her husband hasn't been allowed to go in. Hopefully they let him get her dogs. He's in shock. According to Mike, there was a lot of drama between them in the last few years, but isn't sure how much of her account is true. For now we're going to give her husband the benefit of the doubt. He is genuinely grieving. If everything was like she said, it will come out and we'll deal with it then.
Mike's kids are devastated. They adored their aunt.
Right now Mike is going through Debbie's papers, including her will. She made it out over a year ago. She'd planned this for a while now.
Edit: In a chat this morning, Mike told us about the gun. It was their dad's. Also some of the photos were after she'd had surgery that left bruising. He's checking the dates and is waiting for the autopsy report. Something was not right with her brain. I'm really starting to think she was having delusions. Her mother was like that in the months before she had her fatal aneurysm. This was a sudden change in her behavior.
I hate to think the abuse was real. Her letter was rambling at times. I know they had some problems, but add that to her medical problems and multiple surgeries, Mike's explanation makes sense. I don't want to accuse her husband of anything until all the facts are out. Some never will be.
Her funeral is going to be live streamed because most of us can't be there.
can't be there.