Saturday, January 12, 2008

Parents Killing Children

Everywhere I go tonight, from the east coast to the west coast, news stations are reporting about the death of a woman and her 4 children just north of Cincinnati. The woman was apparently stabbed to death, and then her husband allegedly set the house on fire- with their 4 children still inside. He eventually jumped from the second floor and is hospitalized; his wife and children... all dead.

In Winter Haven, Florida, a man systematically beat his infant daughter to death over a period of 4 months, simply because he wanted a son- not a daughter. She died at the age of 4 months (yes, 4 months- he started beating her just after birth), of multiple injuries including dozens of rib fractures, a bruised liver, ruptured spleen, and broken blood vessels in one eye. The mother was aware of the beatings, but when she threatened to call the police, he said he would run away with their older son. (I'm sorry, but you don't "threaten" to turn someone in for KNOWN child abuse- you just fucking DO IT)

An Alabama father fights with his wife, and gets her back by throwing all four of their children off of a bridge into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Hindu cast system may be outlawed in India, but the tradition is alive and well with some. An Chicago area Hindu man killed his pregnant daughter, her husband, and their 3-year-old son... because the husband is of a lower cast.

All of these cases have occurred since Christmas. There are move that I've read, but I couldn't locate the stories today. I just don't understand... how could a parent do anything like that? I will never understand.


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