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December 30, 2008

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BX

I DONT THINK HE SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH MURDER MAYBE INJURY TO A CHILD!!!

CPT

But, the child is dead, not injured. Why should he get charged with injury to a child when the child is dead?

hm

Some people are so stupid its frightening. I can't fathom how someone can make such a stupid decision that ends up causing their child's death and how a idiot writes that he should not be charged with it.

David_in_TX

CPT: Read the article carefully... one child is dead, the other was treated at a hospital for hypothermia. That would seem to support both charges BX mentioned.

robert

ANY PARENT THAT WOULD LET HIS YOUNG KIDS WALK THAT FAR BY THEMSELVES IN ANY WEATHER SHOULD BE STRUNG UP!

ss

TWO kids. One dead (daughter)...murder. One injured (son)...injury to a child.

Tammy

CPT, in answer to your question, the charge of Injury to a Child is much easier to prove, and is the same level of offense (at least in Texas it is). MURDER requires a specific INTENT where INJURY does not.

kat

I agree the child died. The vehicle was stuck not out of gas so why not allow the children safety from the elements while sitting in a heated truck? And simply would the father walk ten miles himself? no he stayed put. Why not escort his kid's then get a ride back to his truck. I live in the north where the wind chill alone delays school due to safety risks. What parent has such a lack of forethought concerning their own kid's? Murder charges fit, how sad indeed for the mother.

tbg

Involuntary manslaughter would be technically correct, but don't we think he has suffered enough? He allowed his children to walk, didn't force them. He showed poor judgment, but has also lost his children. Let's have some compassion.

Duane Deen

While the Dad is a complete idiot for letting his kids take off walking by themselves in the snow, this is not murder. Child endangerment or neglect maybe, you might even make a case for involuntary manslaughter, but not second degree murder.

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