Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Infant Shot Execution Style In Armed Robbery

Here's one for the sick-and-twisted-morality file: a man and his infant son were shot dead during an armed robbery.

Police believe that the baby's father drove to his friend's house, left the baby in the car, and ended up running into the robbers instead. The robbers shot him, and on their way out, they decided to put a gun to the infant's head and shoot him, still sitting in his car seat.

Who does something like this? I could understand to some degree if this was a 6 year old who might be a witness to the crime. It would still be pretty awful, but people are pretty selfish and the robbers might feel that killing the witness would be in their best interests. But what is a 7 month old going to say? "Da da da da da" is about all my 10 month old manages to say. I guess that the court might find out that Dada was there, but the baby wouldn't be able to point out who actually committed the crime from that testimony.

Reminds me of Matthew 24:12 "And because iniquity should abound, the love of many shall wax cold." There's not one logical reason that I can think of that someone would purposely kill an infant during the commission of a crime. Perhaps they thought it would be fun and that they could get away with it.

Also reminds me of the verse "As in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be." The world that Noah lived in was filled with violence.

One more related verse: Matthew 18:6 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."


Laz said...

What an awful story, it does make one wonder how what these people did differs from what a doctor does during a partial-birth abortion.

Brooke Lorren said...

Good point.

Actually, I would think that partial birth abortion would be worse. I'd rather be shot in the head than have scissors jabbed in my skull. At least the gunshot would kill me instantly... scissors might take a few seconds to a minute or so to kill me.