Has anything more been released. The first case with the 2 daughters seems fairly straight forward (for want of a better term) but all that I've heard on the other case with the woman, her friend and her two children is that they were all stabbed to death and that no info had been released about the man in custody. I'm waiting to hear that it was the ex/partner but haven't heard any reports yet confirming this.
"Who decides a child is better off dead than poor?"
I know but it seems to happen regularly enough that a parent will decide that their child is better off dead than going on living in a certain set of circumstances. Although it is more often that this occurs when the parent themself is suicidal and decide it would be better to take the child with them which may well have been the case here rather than purely ecnomic hardships.
Well Wukter I think the two cases (on the face of it, without further details yet it's impossible to know) highlight both examples quite tragically. The man who killed his kids and then doused himself with petrol before crashing his car to kill himself would appear to fall into the first. He was apparently devoted to his wife and kids by local accounts, happily married but with a history of depression. I still wouldn't hold out a lot of sympathy for any parent who does this but at least you can put some sort of explanation.
the second seems to be cold vindictive killing stabbing his ex and her friend to death before going upstairs and stabbing his kids to death. most likely born out of vengance. no explanation, pure unalduterated scum.
I've seen 3 stories today of Dads killing their children (and their partner/ wife) so sad
But I am in tears over the story re: 15 month old boy killed by the Mums boyfriend. Not only did he end up killing this boy, he filmed his acts of cruelty on his mobile. The poor jury who have had to watch these images of this poor boy crying and screaming, I can't deal with the thought of this, I wish I hadn't read it. My beautiful little baby boy is asleep but all I want to do is go and hug him, how could anyone hurt such innocence
Was that the case that was decided today? Only saw it on the scroll bar on sky news in the gym earlier so had no audio so might be getting confused. The child was called Violet Mullen I think. The boyfriend got life (minimum 21 years) and I think it said the childs mother got 5 years as well, but didn't state why. As I say, just saw it in passing so might be getting mixed up