So, who is Chris "The Radman" Radke anyway?
Christopher Aric Radke was just barely an adult when this horrible tragedy began – as can be clearly seen in this photo. He was a young man who fell in love with his future wife, Diana Morrison. They became a couple and Diana became pregnant early into their relationship. Chris, being the stand-up guy that he is, he proposed to and married Diana. Later, their son was born.
Chris was excited to be a dad and loved being married. He did everything he could to love and support his family.
Chris was always a very charismatic person, someone who immediately made everyone feel welcome. Friends of his will attest that he was the nicest, most charismatic host, a friend to everyone. Chris wasn’t a stranger to anyone. He was outgoing, friendly, kind, and did all he could to ensure others were always having fun.
Would He Do This?
Chris was not the kind of person to get into trouble. He worked, he had a home, he was married, and was a father – long before most kids left their parent’s home. He outwardly showed love to his wife and son as well as his friends – and Chris has many, many friends.
Sick Wife: Depression? Bipolar? Borderline Personality?
It would have been very difficult to predict, especially by this photo, that his wife, Diana, was as depressed and mentally unstable. She had some unresolved issues when her behavior was observed: erratic, manic, and oddly unpredictable. Few could predict how Diana’s mood would change or what her actions would be. Close friends and family members knew of her mental problems and while Diana was prescribed medication, it did little to help based on her observable behavior.
It has been observed that Diana had a tendency to get angry, yell, and make a scene. Testimony states that she has even been observed getting into her car and driving off in anger at times.
It was very evident that Chris was proud of his family and the direction their lives were leading. He adored his wife, regardless of her actions and mental instability, and he absolutely loved his son, Zachary.
Even though looking back there were signs, Chris was young and in love. He could not know that one evening she would finally go over the edge.