As a single father, I still have a very hard time allowing my kids to be out of my sight for any extended period of time, let alone hand them over to a stranger. I can not understand how any real man would even consider harming their children regardless of the circumstances. I have been unemployed since December 2009 and times have been very rough but still the thought of getting rid of the kids has not been one that I have or ever will entertain.
“The father of three young brothers who have been missing since Thanksgiving was charged with their kidnapping on Tuesday, hours after police said it’s unlikely the boys will be found alive.” “John Skelton, 39, was arrested by FBI agents after his release from a medical facility in Lucas County, Ohio, where he had been being treated since attempting to hang himself on Friday.” “Skelton was charged in Lenawee County, Mich., across the state border, with three counts of parental kidnapping, Morenci Police Chief Larry Weeks said during a brief news conference.” “Skelton was being held at the Lucas County jail and would be extradited back to Michigan, Weeks said.” “Nine-year-old Andrew, 7-year-old Alexander and 5-year-old Tanner Skelton have not been seen since Thanksgiving, when they were with their father in Morenci.”
“John Skelton told detectives early on that he gave the boys to a female acquaintance to pass along to their mother, but police say that he was lying.” “Statements he made to investigators indicate it’s not going to be a positive outcome,” Weeks said earlier Tuesday before charges were announced.” (Williams, Corey, 11/30/2010, Associated Press, Missing Mich. boys’ father charged with kidnapping, Retrieved from www.news.yahoo.com ).
I ask where is the justice because too many children have died at the hands of their parents and while the adults sit in jail or prison getting three square meals a day and having that city or state taking care of them, the kids are snuffed out without getting a chance to really live. If the kids had a choice about whom their parents would be and when they would care to leave this world that would be one thing but to have that choice made by someone who were supposed to be looking out for their best interest is injustice times ten. Any parent found to have slain their children for any reason should not be honored with life but be subjected to that which they gave to their children.