Roberts gathered 2x4s, large eye hooks, nails, chains, KY jelly… it is clear the man had meanness on his mind.  He said he was mad at God for what He did by taking Elsie, his baby daughter only 20 minutes old.  And he also said it was revenge for something done to him 20 years ago.  Twenty years?  He would have been 11 or 12 years old at the time.  Why take out your rage on innocent girls?  I think those were just excuses.  In reality, there is no excuse for what he did and planned to do. 

This is a man that was supposed to be normal.  It is how people like him function in society.  They want to move though society unobserved and unobtrusive.  It is the way of serial killers, too.

I have to wonder about his wife.  Didn’t she see signs of this?  Couldn’t she detect a change in his demeanor?  When a person lives a lie trying to be or appear as something that isn’t part of his internal make-up, the veneer cracks. 

“The man that did this today was not the Charlie I’ve been married to for almost 10 years,” Roberts’ widow, Marie, said in a statement Monday night. “My husband was loving, supportive and thoughtful — all the things you’d always want and more.” CNN

The people at his work noticed a change in his demeanor.  Surely, his wife would have noticed something.

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