Thursday, November 19, 2009

Father Executes Son, Gunshot to Head, For Weirdness with 3-year-old Sister

I don't know what to make of this story, but BlackVoices reports a man shot his 15-year-old son for lying down on top of his 3-year-old sister. No rape was involved, says the mother, Lazette Cherry, but the son ended up begging Jamar Pinkney, Sr. of Detroit for his life.
"He got on his knees and begged, 'No, Daddy! No!' and he pulled the trigger," she said. "There wasn't nothing that my son wouldn't do for his father. He loved his father so much."

Jamar Pinkney Sr. is being charged with first-degree murder, punishable with up to life in prison. He is also being charged with three counts of felonious assault for pointing the gun at Cherry and two others before shooting their son.

"I hope he rots in jail," Cherry told the Detroit Free Press. "There's no justification for what he did, you know, downright shoot your child. He didn't rape her or anything. So why did you have to come and take matters in to your hands? We said we were going to get him help." (Boyce Watkins post)
Did this father think killing his son was a better choice than getting him the help he needed? The mother says she wanted to get her son help when he "confessed" what he'd done to his little sister. Read more at BlackVoices where Dr. Boyce Watkins has questions.

So we go from Shaniya Davis, dead at 5 after being allegedly sold a sex slave by her own mother to this.


Janet Caldwell said...

The news is gruesome these days. I took a 2 week sabbatical from it recently. Sometimes I wonder if the world is more evil or we just see it more due to 24/7 news.


Hi Nordette,

That story is just so horrible... a father killing his own child for molesting the other child? If he was so outraged and so filled with hatred then he should have had the boy removed from the home permanently. He should have gone to court to have his son assigned a guardian to live with another family until that child was a legal adult. But to put a bullet to a child's head?

I am also feeling such sadness for the mother and wondering whether she had contacted any agencies for help....

This is a horrible tragedy.