I think you are assuming here.
Wait - I get it, this is intentional irony, right?
You don't know that she was intentionally shot. In fact that the boy was a boy and ostensibly acting out of and in a fearful state and that the girl was leg shot indicates to me it was a stray shot that hit her. The gun may have gone off as he raised it or the old man was starting in on her and that was the last straw for the boy as he shot him standing over her.
That's an interesting theory - here's another: the kid is psychotic and just decided to shoot everybody. After all, he's charged with the attempted murder of his mother too, and she wasn't ("accidentally") shot at all. You don't know that's
not the way it happened, either. Hey, I even got another! Maybe the kid was specifically just aiming for his sister, and the father was trying to get her out of the way when he was shot and killed. Thoughts?
I for one don't buy your "accidental" theory. Men are tall, 5-year-old girls are incredibly short. A missed shot aimed at a grown man isn't going to hit a small child in the leg
, that's ridiculous.
We just don't know. I don't understand your questioning the idea the man was abusive since multiple people reported seeing the mental portion of it at least.
That's also funny, because in the first post a news article was linked that only says the grandmother ever complained of "abuse". Further, it's not very specific on what exactly that abuse entailed, so "the mental portion of it at least" is a very loaded statement.
And the information that has been posted since
I made my post doesn't really salve my disquiet either. The guy sounds like a royal asshole who might easily have deserved to be sitting in a jail cell for a very long time. He did not deserve to die. I've seen nothing - NOTHING - to convince me yet that I should be dancing on this guy's grave.
I just really don't get the way people think sometimes. Some of you are so quick to make murder okay. It was easy in this case, because someone somewhere deep in the article said "abuse"; but even if that word had never been printed, there's some people who would simply assume that the kid was abused and therefore we should all celebrate the victim's death. Is this sort of thing the result of some people reveling in this kid's actions as a way of vicariously getting revenge on their abusers or something? Not putting it down if it is, just trying to understand it. I would, however, recommend not
doing that kind of thing.
But never mind. I'm sure that a month from now it's going to come out that the stepfather was molesting his kids and then you can all pat yourselves on the back for being right. Or it won't, and you can all decide that he was molesting his kids, but that was just covered up by the prosecutors or whatever, and you can still pat yourselves on the back for being right.