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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    She said the father was mentally ill. I don't know the situation or condone his actions of course but it's hard to feel no empathy for the man if this is the case. Something was obviously really not right with him. I feel so sad that his son paid the price though. Just awful.
    It always comes down to "mental health". How many children have to be victims of this?

    I have no empathy for child killers. No part of me feels anything but disgust for them.


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    My daughter is 11. I can't imagine.
    I know of fathers with mental illness who have been unstable in the past who still get unsupervised visitations.
    I think the system is failing and people don't take mental illness that is severe, seriously enough. Or maybe just at all severe or not.
    Why assume because he was in public he was not going to hurt the child?
    Really sad and tragically unnecessary loss of a child.
    With unstable histories you can never be too careful IMO.
    Better over protective with a live child.

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    I was driving when I heard it on the radio news and had to fight back tears. I think having a DS a similar age just makes it hit home a little bit more.
    Poor daring little man And his mother, I can't even fathom how she must be feeling. Just heartbreaking.

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    What an amazing woman.

    It's no wonder so many (mostly) women stay in unsafe situations, because often I'm sure they feel their children are safer with them as a buffer between a violent partner and the child.

    my heart goes out to Rosie and Luke. May he rest in peace.

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    This is painfully upsetting. I can't begin to imagine the horror and grief this boy's mum is experiencing.

    What an absolute nightmare. That poor, poor little boy

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    I not long ago read the book Fathers Day written by the mother of the three boys who were killed by their father driving that car in the dam on Father's Day.

    It haunted me and always will, it was the cruelest of acts.

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    RIP poor Luke. I don't have the right words to say to his mum.

    It is a sad sad world when one must feel that this is the only option left for them to take, to harm their own child.

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    So very sad. It's happening too much :-(
    RIP Luke and so many sympathy vibes to his mum

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexim View Post
    It always comes down to "mental health". How many children have to be victims of this?

    I have no empathy for child killers. No part of me feels anything but disgust for them.


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    I guess I'm imagining he was absolutely manic or having a severe delusional episode at the time. I've seen people in the grip of such things; it's impossible for them to see beyond their own reality. Who knows what was going on in his head? I think the only way I can reconcile it is that something like this happened to him to make him do this, if that makes sense. That's where my empathy comes from. I understand not everyone will feel this way.

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    I heard about this story. How absolutely tragic for the entire family. The mother sounds like a truly brave courageous woman.

    One thing I don't understand is how it happened in front of witnesses and no one could stop him? I know he must've been in a complete state (understatement) but was there no one or a group of people who could've stopped it?

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