July 26, 2006

So Let Me Get This Straight............

She waited until her husband went to work, killed her kids, covered the bodies with a sheet, then called 911. But a jury considered her "insane?" What the hell was different in this trial?

Can someone explain to me why this woman shouldn't be hit in the face with a baseball bat as additional punishment?


Laura said...

Normally I'd agree with you. Being a mother myself, I think the most heinous act a woman can commit is harming her children.

However, this particular woman was seriously disturbed. She was seen by several psychologists before she killed her children her put her on quite a blend of antidepressants and antipsychotics because in addition to constant postpartum depression, she was delusional. Which her husband knew when he went off skipping off to work and left her alone with the kids. I say put her in an institution somewhere, because she is obviously not well.

But, what I don't get is all the sympathy the father is getting. This man knew, he freaking knew, that his wife was insane and yet he left small children in her care.

Erin said...

I like the idea of putting her in a hospital better than a jail for the following reason: she's going to have to deal with what she did because the doctors are going to go over it again and again. In jail she could just retreat into her happy little delusion that she "saved" them. Or if she is a cold blooded murderer, she can get away with not ever having to think about it again. But the psychiatric hospital will be very different, probably worse. Those doctors will make sure she understands that what she did was wrong.