A Thanksgiving Dinner Turned Deadly

Thanksgiving is known as one of the deadliest holidays in American history, and not without good reason. One such story comes to mind, that of Paul Merhige. The man behind the Thanksgiving massacre of 2009.


In his younger years, Paul was a talented athlete and a lover of the arts. He appeared to be well-liked and well-adjusted, never resorting to violence. In high school, he was an honours student and a member of the French club. He later attended the University of Miami where he was a member of the Honor Students Association.


It was unclear how or when, but at some point in Paul’s life his mental stability took a turn for the worse. At one point, he shot himself in an attempt to take his own life. His mother Carole stated he suffered from chronic depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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