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Old 12-20-2016, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Janus View Post
Links is not saying that killing your children because you lost a custody dispute is acceptable. I think Links is saying though that it is often important to look at the underlying causes of a tragedy, so that we can take such steps as are reasonable to prevent such occurrences in the future.

The words used by the "stepfather" give some clue as to the type of custodial relationship that was present in this particular sad case.

Why is the word "stepfather" in quotes? The stepfather had been involved in the children's lives for nine years. The boys split their time between their mother's home and father's home. They were enrolled in school and sports in Spruce Grove where their father lived. There is no indication at all that custody was an "underlying issue" in these murders. This was a 50/50 situation, which is what we all want, right?

The man murdered his sons and then killed himself because he was severely mentally ill or because he was purely evil. Speculating about custody issues cheapens their deaths.
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