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Another custodial father allegedly killed by child because of ongoing abuse…again. As the rant by father’s groups and “shared parenting” groups continue, and abusive fathers get custody more and more, we will see these incidents increase. This is, because in the eyes of some of these groups, an abusive father is better than no father at all. I bet this little boy thought differently.
Why in the world would an abusive father have custody of children? Because, when they try for custody, they get it 70% of the time. Research has shown that these fathers who abused the mother will start abusing the children 40-60% of the time, if they hadn’t been already.
The Children, Youth and Families Department had SEVEN reports of abuse in the household, and did NOTHING.
And AGAIN…neighbors are quoted as saying what a nice guy this was…geezzzz. Who could ever believe a father would abuse a child…not many men’s rights advocates I know which I won’t name.
Someone needs to take charge here and stop abusive parents from getting custody of children and to have abuse allegations taken seriously. Child protective service’s agencies are a JOKE, and will excuse any reports of abuse if it is in the context of custody disputes. For more on this, see:
How many more children will be put in this position of “him or me” in determining survival? How many children will not be able to take one more beating, or one more rape, and then break?
From the Digital Journal:
Boy, 10, could face murder charges in death of his father
A 10-year-old boy from Belen, New Mexico is facing a possible charge of first-degree murder after his 42-year-old father died from a wound to the head, allegedly inflicted by his son.
According to ABC News, which in turn quotes a report by KOAT-TV, a boy allegedly used his own gun to shoot his father. Police were then called to the home of Byron Hilburn last Thursday evening, where they found him dead with a head wound.
Police believe the boy’s 6-year-old sister witnessed the shooting.
Hilburn was eventually pronounced dead at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque.
The motive for the killing is apparently that the dead man, divorced and with custody of his three children, disciplined his son too harshly and too frequently, according to the boy. As the London Times reports, the man’s third child, a 9-year-old boy, was on a visit to other members of his family when the shooting occurred.
Police have reportedly not ruled out the possibility the shooting was an accident; the London Times says that the boy, who will be appointed a legal guardian prior to any police interviews, cannot be charged with murder without the approval of the New Mexico juvenile probation department.
The boy’s younger sister is now being cared for by family members, as their mother’s whereabouts and her involvement in their lives’ has not been made clear. The 10-year-old himself is in the custody of the New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD). And the CYFD has confirmed that since 2003 it has received seven anonymous calls alleging child abuse and neglect within the victim’s household. But its inquiries into the welfare of the children have not produced sufficient evidence to warrant removing the three children from the household.
Neighbors of the family reported nothing untoward in their experience of them, with descriptions such as “a good family” and “the kind of family you’d like to live next to” being used.
If the boy is eventually charged with his father’s murder, there are expected to be protests from human rights groups, among them Amnesty International. The London-based organization has been critical in the past of the record of the U.S. with regard to the human rights of children. (YES, YES, YES)
Personally, I just signed up my child for gun safety and shooting…
WATCH OUT DADDY
I learned from the best on how to abuse and now my aim is getting better!