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DID WE FIND A SUITABLE WORD FOR PEOPLE WHO TRY TO KILL CHILDREN?

DID WE FIND A SUITABLE WORD FOR PEOPLE WHO TRY TO KILL CHILDREN?

“What’s going on there?” asked dispatcher Kristine Woodrow.

“My daddy killed me with a butcher knife,” Anthony said.

“How did that happen if you are talking to me?” Woodrow asked.

“Because,” Anthony answered. “I don’t know what happened, but something. He grabbed knives. I woke up. My dad, he was killing my mom and then my, my, my dad told me to go onto the other bed and then he’s like, ‘You’re next,’ and then he killed me. I’m still alive. I kind of survived.”

Just wondering.

6 Responses to “DID WE FIND A SUITABLE WORD FOR PEOPLE WHO TRY TO KILL CHILDREN?”

  1. Rick Blaine Says:

    Americans.

  2. Alceste Says:

    Do we still kill children? (anymore that is – the Wyoming example in the article was from a long time ago). I thought we made the clever distinction of killing adults who committed murder when they were children so that the state is not responsible for killing a child…

  3. Rick Blaine Says:

    I don’t know of any modern situations in which the juvenile offender was still a minor when executed. Given our system, the conviction would have to have occured when the defendant was 8 or younger for that to happen.

  4. dawn Says:

    I don’t think this story has anything to do with the death penalty. Stabbing a little boy in the gut with a knife doesn’t belong on the same page with the death penalty, especially as carried out by Americans. sheesh, next thing the conservatives will be wailing about stem cell research.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Yea – was just responding to the the comment and not the article itself… the kid was remarkably level-headed about the whole thing – not sure I could do the same if stabbed in the gut…

  6. Rick Blaine Says:

    No, I got that the post had nothing to do with the death penalty, I’m just gleefully enjoying the irony of the whole “culture of life” thing. Did you know that Texas has executed 13 juvenile offenders (more than all other states in the Union combined), and has 29 juvenile offenders on death row (more than any other state in the union). God, I’d hate to see what George W. Bush’s idea of uncompassionate is.

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