Wish I hadn't clicked on this news article

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MyGastIsFlabbered Tue 02-Jul-19 22:17:05

Reading about the 6 year old boy (same age as DS2) who was shot and killed by his granddad. Apparently his last words were either 'you shot me granddad' or 'why did you shoot me granddad'. Heartbreaking


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Soola Tue 02-Jul-19 22:25:01

Devastating and it’s divided the whole family with some supporting the man and others supporting the parents.

I’m not sure if there was an element of him lying to the police by saying the bullet hit the lad as a result of a ricochet as the ballistics experts say that he was shot with the gun pointing directly at him.

If he has owned the weapon for some time and used it regularly there is no excuse as he should have made sure the boy was standing next to him or behind him when he was checking to see if it was loaded.

The boy had a twin sister and that somehow adds to the absolute devastation.

MyGastIsFlabbered Tue 02-Jul-19 22:31:14

But the boy's parents are saying he's never apologised. Surely you'd be apologising every day for the rest of your life wouldn't you? And to lie about what happened? It's a truly tragic story. How could you live with yourself? I guess none of us know how we'll react in any given situation. I hope the whole family find some peace, somehow.

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BedraggledBlitz Tue 02-Jul-19 22:56:15

I feel sick about this story. That poor little boy. Just awful.

MyGastIsFlabbered Wed 03-Jul-19 08:28:39

I probably should have given my thread a different title-hardly anyone will click on it given what it is confused

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eternalopt Wed 03-Jul-19 08:50:52

I remember this from when it happened. Remember thinking "oh god. That man must be devastated" and then reading that he hadn't even said sorry. Absolute tragedy.

Soola Wed 03-Jul-19 09:27:00

After the boys death on the day after what would have been his 8th birthday the man uploaded a happy photo of him and his wife who were on a cruise onto facebook.

Apparently that set off more upset with the parents who were having a dreadful time as well as consoling the boys twin sister at the time of anniversary of what should have been the boys 8th birthday.

Very insensitive to do that.


GoldenFlaps Wed 03-Jul-19 09:35:05

I think there's something far wrong with this case. "Grannon kept the gun in a cupboard with a curtain over it and it was normally left loaded " so why was he pointing it at the boy when "he squeezed the trigger to check the gun was not loaded"? That is just bizarre. I'm finding it very difficult not to believe it was deliberate.

MyGastIsFlabbered Wed 03-Jul-19 10:16:39

How could you even think of going on a cruise the day after your killed your grandson? The mind boggles.

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peteneras Thu 04-Jul-19 21:31:08

"Why on Earth did you do it?" the judge asked.

I'm indeed struggling to comprehend why on Earth did he do that pointing a gun at a kid - loaded or unloaded. You wouldn't do that pointing at a dog! Something's not right here. .

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