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Still A Monster

Feeling outraged about the outrageous today...

So the lawyer for a Highland Park, Mich., man who killed his own son is now claiming that the dad "just snapped" when he shot the boy, allegedly for sexually molesting his baby sister.

He said his client is now devastated and under the care of a psychiatrist at the Wayne County Jail, where he is being held without bond.

"He doesn't understand how any of this could have happened," O'Meara said.

That's because, as far as I can see, counselor, your client is a monster.

I mean, as a father of a young boy and younger girl, I couldn't begin to imagine the sort of pain that I'd be wracked with if my son did anything as remotely horrific as what 15-year-old Jamar Pinkney Jr. is accused of. Yes, I'd want him arrested. Yes, I'd want him in front of judge and psychiatrist both. And I don't doubt that, somewhere in my heart, I'd want to beat him with an inch of his life.

But daddies are supposed to help their children, not seek vengeance against them. Daddies are supposed to protect -- even it means sending a child away to get help -- not get so consumed with their own animal rage that they strip their child down, listen to him beg for his life and then blow him away and drive off.

Straight up, I don't believe the man when he says he "snapped." What he did, if reports are true, was too cold, too calculating for me to buy that one. This wasn't just blind rage. This was a sick and deliberate attempt to humiliate his namesake and then throw his life away like it was trash.

This was purposeful, monstrous evil -- the kind that suggests to me that that man had "snapped" long before he pulled a gun on his child.

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