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A Massachusetts woman suspected of a triple homicide-suicide earlier this week reportedly wrote a Facebook post accusing her brother-in-law and father of abusing other family members.
Khosay Sharifi, 31, on Tuesday killed her father, Mohammad Sharifi, 66, her brother-in-law, Sanjar Halin, 34, and the father of her brother-in-law Abdul Halin, 56, before shooting herself, police say.
Her father and brother-in-law were found dead in a house on Rockaway Street in Lynn, Massachusetts, while her brother-in-law’s father was found in his car not far away. Sharifi’s body was also found nearby in her car outside a supermarket.
On the same day, Sharifi, who died of a suspected self-inflicted gunshot wound, made the abuse allegations on Facebook, according to the Boston Globe.
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“A few months ago I found out that my sister has been abused by her husband for 14 years (since they first met),” Sharifi wrote. “He choked her, beat her, kicked her, called her names and the most recent one and a half year ago punched her in the face.”
She claimed her parents and her brother-in-law’s parents were aware of the alleged abuse “all these years, but haven’t really done much except say ‘work it out’.”
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She added: “How long did he think he would get away with it? They don’t realize that abuse can affect a person not only physically but also mentally. No abuse of any kind is okay.”
She also claimed that her father had abused her mother “verbally, but mainly financially.”
At the end of the post, she wrote cryptically, “I won’t cover this nonsense.”
Her post does not hint at the impending shootings and police have not officially linked it to a motive.
The Sharifi family wrote on a page to raise money for their funerals: “We have lost four loved ones in devastating and unforeseen circumstances.”
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The post is about mental health, adding: “Our family was the victim of this scenario and now two young children are fatherless. We are absolutely traumatized, heartbroken and lost.”