Heard on the news this morning that there has been another case of a parent killing their child, or in this case, children. The children had been left with their father overnight for the first time since the divorce, and when the mother came to collect them she found the father in a dishevelled state. Transpired he had killed both children, a son aged ten and a daughter aged five.
So so distressing. What must his state of mind have been. And how can the mother move on from something like this. I know I couldn't.
Doesn't sound like sympathy to me, more like an anticipation of the mitigating factors his defence lawyer will try to produce in the court. It's not much of a story to print 'man kills children' without providing at least some of the background context
I don't see how it makes logical sense at all that being frustrated by lack of contact with your children would lead you to kill them. Sounds more like spite at the ex in a 'if I can't have them neither can you' type way, than building the image of a living father.
what struck me was that in many of these case the father goes on to kill himself too - which MIGHT point to them being overcome with remorse, or MIGHT make one more inclined to believe the incident was fuelled by deep depression, rather than a drunken rage or spiteful revenge etc. I am not excusing these actions in any scenario. Just saying it really struck me - that he did not even have the guts to kill himself too.
Poor lady, I hope she has lots of support from family and friends. Pity his paretns too if they are around - the shame of this will be awful for them, on top of losing their GC.
So sad. Another case in the Netherlands, also, which hasn't made the news in the UK. The father in that case was found dead nearly two weeks ago and they've been tearing the country apart looking for the children. They were found last night.
Meneedshoes HE was let down too- clearly he is a violent bastard- but when she went to the police what was done about it? Almost as if domestic violence has been normalised to the point where it no longer seems to matter. Where was his intervention? Where was any effort put in place to ensure the safety of the children? Totally agree with the above- violence towards women is a red flag for violence towards children. For his own benefit, he shouldn't have been allowed to see his own children unsupervised.
Of course there could have been unreported support offered- this is a tiny part of a much larger story.