Just some more late term abortions! Big Deal.
- From: GLOBALIST <free.tuneup@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 07:28:49 -0700 (PDT)
Each year, 250 to 350 children are murdered by parents, said Phillip Resnick, psychiatry professor at Case Western Reserve University who started studying "maternal filicide" in the 1960s.
Resnick said Tuesday's shootings in Port St. John appear to be "altruistic" -- where a mother believes death is in the child's best interest. "It's a murder out of love rather than a murder out of hate," he said. "It becomes an extended suicide."
He added four other reasons a parent may kill their child: a fatal battering, a psychotic attack with no motive, an interest in "getting rid" of the kids and revenge on a spouse.
Michelle Oberman, co-author of two books on mothers who killed their children, also says Thomas falls in the loving category.
Thomas, 33, reportedly sent a text to a friend around 3 a.m. saying she wanted to be cremated with her children. The friend did not receive the message until much later.
"It's too simple to say they are monsters who hate their babies," Oberman said. "These are moms who are desperate, who are sick. … (Thomas) loves her babies. She wants to be cremated with her babies."
Court records portray Thomas as a woman who struggled to control her son, Jaxs, including one incident in which she told police the boy kicked her and threw her to the floor after she tried to wake him for school. The teen was to appear in juvenile court on a battery charge Tuesday morning but was shot to death hours before.
Contributing: Susanne Cevenka, Florida Today; The Associated Press
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