Here you see a family photo. It looks like any happy family. But it is not. This was a family that was falling apart. Robert Fisher vowed that he would never divorce, as he was a “child of divorce” himself and did not want his children going through it. But his wife, Mary, was already planning on filing for divorce. Robert, a very controlling and cruel man, was not going to stand for it. Instead, he decided it would be his way. On April 10. 2001, he took matters into his own hands. He slit the throats of all of the members of his family (2 children: Bobby, 10 and Brittany, 13 and their mother). He also shot Mary in the head. Then, he blew up their home, so that their bodies would burn up, maybe thinking that it would cover up their murders. Robert has not been seen since.
To many people, the family appeared to be the perfect family: husband, wife and 2 kids, even a dog. A nice house in Scottsdale, AZ. He had a good job and had been in the Navy. Life should have been good for them, if not for his temper and controlling ways. Well, and his infidelity. But with all of this, he was adamant against divorce. He even said he would commit suicide before going through a divorce. And in my opinion, how he thought anyone would ever want to stay married to him is beyond me. He was so controlling it is mind-boggling. He would not let his wife paint the walls anything but white and only put up a few pictures. Homemade, craft items were not allowed (even the quilts her mother made for her). He was embarrassed that his son did not like to hunt or fish. They fought a lot, about money, sex, even about the toys the children could have. He was not physically abusive, but it sure seems like he was emotionally abusive. I find it interesting that he was afraid of the effects that a divorce could have on the children, but it appears that he did not mind the scarring his how behavior towards them and their mother would have on them. So, instead, he murders them, by slitting their throats and shooting his wife, who he claimed to love, in the back of her head. Actions speak louder than words.
Robert has not been seen for over 5 years now. At first they thought it was a good chance that he committed suicide. But now, it is widely believed that he has changed his identity. How he is living, especially financially, is a good question. At the time of the murders, he withdrew a small amount of money ($280) and left all of the rest behind. Maybe he had a secret account? Or had cash stashed away. I am sure he planned this for a while, so he would have planned for having money.
If he is still alive, he will mess up. One day.
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