The killer's widow was invited to one of the funerals Thursday, according to a Roberts family member. But it was not immediately known if she attended. Roberts was well-known around the community because his milk pickup route took him to many Amish dairy farms.
At the behest of Amish leaders, a fund has also been set up for the killer's widow and three children.
I spend a lot of time in Lancaster County. I know this area and these people well. While all is not as pastoral and bucolic as it may seem from the outside, I have a great amount of respect for their chosen lifestyle. I don't know any of the families mentioned as victims, but I'm saddened as if I did.