Slain mom felt estranged husband wasn't a threat
CHICO -- Although some neighbors reported violent arguments between Mark and Elizabeth Henningsen, and he was being treated for alcohol and mental health problems, the woman didn't consider him a threat. That belief was proven tragically wrong just after 9 p.m. Sunday when Henningsen, estranged from his wife and two children for several months, entered her home on Vermillion Circle and shot her to death... The couple's children, a boy, 15 and a girl, 8, reportedly witnessed the shooting. The teenager called 9-1-1... Elizabeth Henningsen, 46, moved to the Vermillion address with her children about two years ago... Michelle James said she heard the couple engaged in several frightening verbal arguments. "He would aggressively yell at her," she recalled... "You're like this every time you stop taking your medication," James said she remembered Henningsen tell her husband... "She was a happy, smiling, friendly person," James said. "He was never friendly... "She told me she didn't feel he was a threat," the lawyer said. "In fact, she felt sorry for him because of his mental health issues"... [Link]
Some good NOW that we can do:
- Pray for her children please.
- Contributions for her children should be sent to Newton-Bracewell Chico Funeral Home, 680 Camellia Way, Chico, CA, 95926. Checks should be made out to Newton-Bracewell with a notation the funds benefit the Henningsen family...
- Her Guest Book - Send some love
- Share her name & story with those who minimize their danger.