What prompted me to start this thread was the latest news report about the finding (they're pretty sure) of Caylee's remains. Cops: Why we think skull is Caylee's - CNN.com I know her mom has already been previously arrested and there's an indictment charging her with the murder of her 2 year old daughter. Though she claims innocence, what kind of parent waits a month before reporting a child missing??? That doesn't add up right there. What I can't understand is how a parent could have so little natural affection for their child(ren) as to actually murder him/her/them. It's not like they kill them from a distance with a gun or rifle. Usually they've been killed at close range by suffocating, strangulation, or other means, so the murdering parent almost had to see the child's facial expression up close and feel them struggling to hang onto life. Looking at little Caylee's face brings tears to my eyes. How someone could look at her sweet face and then proceed to kill her is just beyond my comprehension as a parent. Sure, children can try your patience at times, but thoughts of murder don't enter into a *normal* parent's mind no matter what their child has done. She'll probably claim temporary insanity, but if she knew she had psychological issues she should have gotten help from someone way before commiting such a heinous crime.
Several years ago a good friend of ours had a family member in FL who was murdered. She was only about 12 or so, either came home from school followed,the killer was lurking around her home, OR she knew and trusted the person who did it. No one was at the house when she'd get off from school and walk home. No telling what all the murderer did to her, but he(they?) set fire to the house afterwards to cover up their crime.
Then there was Jon Benet Ramsey some years ago. Her murderer has never been determined, though different family members have been under suspicion in the past. Whoever did what was done to her, and all the other kids for that matter, is lower than an animal in my book. I know there's been many other kids murdered by parents, family members, and naturally strangers over the years, these were just a few I recall reading about.
I know people suffer different psychological disorders. My own wife has had her share of them and admitted to me she needed professional help before, feeling like she was drowning. She was beginning to have trouble taking care of our two children while I was at work, even though she knew it wasn't them being the problem, it was with her. BUT, she realized it wasn't normal thinking, and we made sure she got the help she needed before anything serious happened. I guess that's the part I just don't understand - how people can get such thoughts in their head and not recognize something isn't right to think that way about your own family members.
Murder itself is a horrible act, but to take a little innocent child's life by murdering them has to be one of the worse, if not THE worse, criminal act a person could carry out.