It wasn't the economy. It wasn't stress. It wasn't mental illness.
It hit me the minute I heard the news - it was ownership.
When William Parente beat and suffocated his wife and two daughters before taking his own life, it wasn't just because his shaky financial dealings were about to come crashing down on him.
And when Christopher Wood killed his wife and three children and then himself, it wasn't just because he was $460,000 in debt and depressed.
Financial disaster was looming for both men, and both were undoubtedly under terrible strain. But they didn't do what Freddie Mac executive David Kellermann did, which was to take his own life and allow his wife and...