I opened MSNBC.com this morning and this is the story that caught my eye:
Authorities searched Wednesday for the bodies of four children (1yrs old, 2 yrs old, 3 yrs old and a 4 month old) believed to have been thrown off a bridge by their father. Lam Luong, 37, of Irvington confessed Tuesday night to driving to the Dauphin Island bridge, stopping and tossing the youngsters off the span, which is as high as 80 feet above the water in places...The Dauphin Island bridge connects coastal Alabama to a barrier island located about three miles south of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico.
This is a crushing thing to imagine. I can't for the life of me even conceive this guy throwing a child off of an 80 foot bridge into the cold dark waters, not 4 times! I pray to God that those children did not know what was happening to them, that somehow they blacked out or something. How any father (used loosely here) could listen to the screams of those children and continue is beyond me. Turns out that the oldest child (3 yrs old) was not his biological child, but he had raised him from the time he was an infant. Explain that one!
The man reported the children missing on Tuesday before confessing. He said that the woman who had the children failed to return them to him. I wish that part had been true.
America, this is too common nowadays. People have tough times and try to throw everything out and start over. Remember Andrea Yates (drowned her kids in the tub) and Susan Smith (drove them into a lake)? It seems in the past it has normally been women, but it is not a female vs. male thing. I guarantee this schmuck will play the crazy card and he will do no time. Yates is not doing time, Winkler is not doing time, yet Vick is???
Hug your kids today people! Enjoy them!