By Carol Anne Davis
From the writer of Children Who Kill and Women Who Kill, an exploration of why mom and dad do the unthinkable
Maria Colwell, Jasmine Beckford, "Baby P"—every time a baby dies violently, the general public reels on the recommendation dad or mum can have been concerned. Carol Anne Davis seeks to respond to the query of the way the protecting intuition occasionally fails and why a few mom and dad fatally damage their very own youngsters. analyzing the tragic phenomena of infanticide and baby homicide, she explores circumstances of overlooked or abused childrens who develop as much as batter their very own infants, spiritual and sexual taboos which result in so referred to as "honor killings," in addition to the approaches of score-settling in relationships, postnatal melancholy, psychosis, and plenty of different homicide triggers. The circumstances comprise the latest and harrowing case of Mick and Mairead Philpott who killed six in their little ones in an arson assault all alone condo.
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As of May 2002, nearly six years after Dutroux was taken into custody, his trial had yet to begin. ” Those tests, of course, could reveal how many victims passed through Dutroux’s chamber of horrors. ” Anne Thilly, the aforementioned Prosecutor General of Liege who dismissed as “mad” a key prosecution witness, has been quoted as saying, “there was no need to get the hairs analysed as no one else entered the cage. There was no network so there was no need to look for evidence of one. ” Thilly gave no indication of how she knew there was nothing to find before even bothering to look.
In the late 1970s, as Carl Raschke noted in Painted Black, the “Texas House Select Committee on Child Pornography disclosed…that investigators probing leads to organized crime in Houston, Dallas, and other major cities found that ‘slave’ auctions for sixteen- and seventeen-year-old boys were routinely held in Mexico. S. ” Journalist Nick Davies, writing for the Guardian in November 2000, revisited that investigation, which was centered on a group of British pedophiles living in Amsterdam. The investigation revealed that the men were running gay brothels that were essentially ‘fronts’ for trafficking underage boys, many purchased from the streets of economically ravaged Eastern Europe, and others collected from the streets of London.
Some segments of the Belgian press speculated that the organization was a satanic cult that assisted in obtaining young girls for ritual sacrifices. If the Marc Dutroux case were some kind of aberration, it would still be a disturbing story for the level of unspeakable corruption and depravity of the Belgian political and law enforcement establishment of which it speaks. Far more disturbing is the fact that it does not appear to be an isolated case at all. As 1999 drew to a close, the nation of Latvia was rocked by a child prostitution/child pornography scandal that reached to the very top of the political power 10 • Programmed to Kill structure.
Parents Who Kill: Shocking True Stories of the World's Most Evil Parents by Carol Anne Davis