Holy Mother of God. Now that little girl won't have a father; he'll be in prison wearing a wig and getting sodomized. That is one fooked up story, Bro. BLECH! What kind of sick 15 year old would ever consider doing that? A girl I went to high school with had been molested by a close family member. She was scarred, so emotionally damaged. I finally saw her 10 years after we graduated, while I was shopping at a hardware store. She introduced me to her husband. I was so happy for her. After 15 years of hell she finally was able to have a meaningful relationship. Such crimes are no laughing matter.
Unless of course... the molestation involved a clown.
Listen to me, baby, you got to understand, you're old enough to learn the makings of a man.
Oh my god - that poor little girl. Her brother who molested her was murdered by her father who will be in prison and her mother will be a basket case. I feel so bad for the woman that the three year old girl is highly likely to become.
"Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul." - Edward Abbey
NONE of the reasons you stated justify what he did, IMHO. There is no acceptable justification for molesting a child. NONE.
But there's tomorrow and there's yesterday and which one stands strongest in the mind. If the 15-year-old wasn't irrevocably lost to the pursuit of other children's misery, his execution may have come a tad too soon.
An infant needs protectors, perhaps also avengers, and so did the kid. If he was something that must be protected against, then he gave up his right to protection. Pistol Whippin' Pa made that decision. Perhaps he was right.
Oh and, "she" and "her" referred to the mother. I was puzzled over the "admitted... to his mother." As in, where did the admission come from?
Bellison uncorked a flood of horrible profanity, which, translated, meant, "This is extremely unusual."
The violence of the father's reaction made me think that ultimately he scarred the boy which led to his violating behavior. I'm guessing the son was victimized before the father ever murdered him. The boy's frontal lobe development could even have been damaged beyond the limits of its natural development. Molestation is an act that results from power issues - the perpetrator typically has issues of powerlessness. Where would these come from? The story suggests a level of dysfunction that goes way beyond the two accounts of violence/violation.
Edit: The knee-jerk "kill the molester" reaction in society is precisely the reason so few with this illness get help. Threatening the person's life is not what cures them. It increases a sense of powerlessness. This kid was fifteen. There is brain scan evidence to demonstrate that the ability to identify emotion in others, the ability to process and moderate personal impulses, and the ability to synthesize and reason are limited at this age. The hardware of the brain has not fully developed. People who have been abused and not taught how to reason, or given the tools to moderate their impulses and emotions will further have impulse issues. The boy was ill - emotionally sick. He needed professional help. The father was likely a primary influence in making this kid sick. I'm not sure what upsets me more, the original story or the mob mentality that thinks any sort of justice was served in this incident.
The first man to raise a fist is the man who's run out of ideas. H.G. WELLS
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. FEYNMAN If this is monkey pee, you're on your own.SCULLY