Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Compassionate Homicide?" What's Next, "Loving Murder?"

If you’re not familiar with the Canadian child-murderer Robert Latimer, this is quite a good informative piece. In this case, I’ve always been shocked how much attention the killer got, and how his little a 12 year-old daughter with severe disabilities, whom he killed in cold blood, has essentially been ignored. Shame on us.
'Compassionate homicide': The law and Robert Latimer
Robert Latimer, a farmer working a spread in Saskatchewan northwest of Saskatoon, killed his 12-year-old daughter Tracy on October 24, 1993. There has never been any doubt about this.
Latimer told police he did it. He said he loved his daughter and could not bear to watch her suffer from a severe form of cerebral palsy. So he placed her in the cab of his Chevy pickup, ran a hose from the exhaust to the cab, climbed into the box of the truck, sat on a tire and watched her die. more

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