Grim tally: The faces of Utahns who died at the hands of others in 2012

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013 2:47 p.m. MST

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HELPER, Carbon County, Dec. 23 — James Mitchell, 31, was shot and killed after police say Jeromie Bunch, 30, of Helper, walked from his residence to the home of his estranged wife a few blocks away at 118 Bryner St. Once there, investigators said he confronted Mitchell on the back porch and shot him with a handgun. Bunch then fled into a garage on the property and killed himself. Five children were in the home at the time — Mitchell's three young daughters and the Bunches' two sons. Bunch's wife protected them by gathering them into a room to keep them safe, police said.

Motive: Jealousy.

Method: Shooting.
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Nan BW
ELder, CO

So many of these killings were the result of "arguments." Self-control is the lesson of life, but it is a much neglected practice. There seems to be greed, jealousy and self-centeredness involved in many of the tragic deaths as well. The most pathetic of all are acts against children. We have a long way to go as a "civilized" nation to qualify as that. Alcohol, drugs and partying are also factors, sad in the extreme.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Love, not guns, is the answer to violence.

South Jordan, UT

But in the absence of love, self defense is the next best answer.

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