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'Let's not pass this on to your kids': Woman's CHILLING post just minutes after killing three family members

Khosay Sharifi claimed in her post that her twin sister had been abused throughout her 14-year marriage and that people were aware of it
UPDATED AUG 26, 2022
Khosay Sharifi accused her family members of being complicit in her sister’s abuse (Facebook)
Khosay Sharifi accused her family members of being complicit in her sister’s abuse (Facebook)

LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS: An optician who killed three family members before turning the gun on herself posted a gruesome message on social media. Khosay Sharifi, 31, claimed in her post that her twin sister had been abused throughout her 14-year marriage and that she later carried out a revenge murder-suicide by shooting dead her father, brother-in-law, and his dad before shooting herself on Tuesday afternoon, August 23. The shocking murder and suicide took place in three different locations in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Lynn Police were called to a city address in the early afternoon after receiving a report of 20 shots fired in less than three minutes. Police discovered Sharifi's body inside a car in a nearby supermarket parking lot less than two hours later. Police confirmed that she shot her father, 66, and brother-in-law at the property on Rockaway Street, before shooting dead her brother-in-law’s father, 56, in his minivan on Leighton Street.


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Sharifi, the 31-year-old Optician had posted a lengthy chilling message on Facebook shortly before the alleged killings. 

'My sister has been abused for 14 years'

"Several months ago, I found out that my sister has been abused by her husband for 14 years (since they first met). He has choked her, slapped, kicked, swore at her & the most recent a year and a half ago has punched her in her face."

'Everyone knew!'

She blamed her parents in the post writing that her claims about her sister's situation were totally ignored. "My parents & his parents knew all these years but have not really done much but say "work it out" "what will people say if you separate" or even victim blaming," she wrote.

'No form of abuse is ok'

She further wrote "I'm trying to say all this as nice as I can so my post doesn't get deleted. There's no excuse for what he did. He kept doing it because no one did anything about it. How long did he think he would get away with it? They don't realize that abuse can affect someone not just physically but also mentally. No form of abuse is ok."

'To my sister'

Sharifi shared a message to her sister in her post telling her to educate her kids that abuse is not ok. She wrote, "I hope you start healing & actually teach your daughters that abuse is not ok as they have also witnessed him slap you. I asked how they felt about that & they said they were scared & didn't know what to do. Let's not pass this on to your kids as it has been passed on to you."

'Abusive father'

Writing about her father being abusive to her and her mother, Sharifi wrote, "My father has also been abusive before & verbally but mostly financially abusive to my mom from what I've personally witnessed. Maybe that's why my mom did not protect her own daughter, because she's a victim too. But that's no excuse, how can you let your own daughter get abused."

The mindset of 'just work it out' is not healthy

Sharifi concluded her post by writing that she wouldn't be with the wrong person just for the sake of marriage. "This whole mindset of "just work it out" needs to change because it is not healthy. I will not deal with this nonsense."

The devastated family set up a GoFundMe page

The family set up a GoFundMe page to raise $20,000 for the funerals of the four family members, and it has already raised more than $14,000. "We have lost four loved ones in devastating and unforeseen circumstances," the Sharifi family wrote on the page. Post also read, "Time and time again, mental health is demonstrated to be such a prominent issue in society. Abuse of all types takes a significant toll on individuals affected, and leads to damage and loss in many ways. Our family was a victim of this scenario, and now two young children are fatherless. We are absolutely traumatized, heartbroken, and lost. We are struggling to raise funds to cover the cost of the burials. As you may know, burials are expensive, and now we are scrambling to gather funds to cover four. We also have to financially support two young children and ensure they receive adequate care to process this loss."

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).