Family Gunned Down, Son to Blame

Bart Whitaker felt anger toward his family despite a seemingly happy childhood.

A Murderer in the Family

'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
'Murder by Family': Thomas "Bart" Whitaker is awaiting execution for hatching a plot to kill his entire family.
Bart's plot to have his family killed was only partially carried out — his mother Tricia, left, and brother Kevin, center, died from their gunshot wounds, but his father Kent, right, survived. Kent, a devout Christian, would later come to the realization that he needed to forgive the shooter. Little did he know — until almost two years after the crime — that it was his oldest son Bart Whitaker whom he would need to forgive. (Courtesy Kent Whitaker)
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