For decades now, the fathers rights movement has been telling us that if only all those poor, wounded daddies out their weren't "deprived" of ther children, then we wouldn't have all these murders borne of "frustration."
Can we finally call them on their bullsh** now?
Dad THOMAS HOULE was an "alleged" wife beater (and probable child abuser, since men who do one tend to do the other). Did that stop him from getting child visitation? Not at all! In fact, this abuser daddy got the whole enchalada. Basically full custody!
Did full custody make Daddy happy? Not at all. He brutally murdered two of the kids (their bodies were burned beyond recognition). A third is injured, and thoroughly traumatized. Because for some of these guys, full custody just isn't enough control. We must have the huge Daddy Drama bloodbath so everybody knows how you can't cross Daddy by leaving him. And also to really, really punish that "bitch" for leaving our sorry @$$!
And still we see how the media doesn't get it. We have a batterer who brutally murdered two young children and yet we blame it all on a "marital dispute"?! This is 100% crap. Say a mugger tried to steal your bag on the streets, and when you tried to resist, he broke your jaw. Does that make the incident a "street dispute"? Or an assault? Obviously, it sounds absurd to call this kind of incident a "dispute." So why do the police and the media still insist on blaming domestic violence on a "dispute" rather than attribute responsibility to the one who committed the crime?
So who gave this killer daddy custody? Will we see the name of the judge who allowed this crime to proceed according to plan? Don't hold your breath.
Hat tip to Annie.
Murder-suicide suspected in children’s deathBryanna Bradley/Postmedia News
Adrian Humphreys, National Post · May 3, 2011 | Last Updated: May 4, 2011 8:02 AM ET
When dense, black smoke wafted above the trees of a rural Quebec community neighbours thought the sugar shack next door was ablaze but when police arrived, the scene was far more crushing: two young children were dead inside a burning pickup truck, a third, suffering burns to his arms and head, stood nearby, watching helplessly.
Monday morning’s discovery in Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal, set police on a search for the father, Martin Houle, 37, a local farmer and owner of the truck.
Throughout the night a helicopter with infrared equipment, tracking dogs and ground officers wearing night-vision goggles, scoured the surrounding woods.
About noon Tuesday, Mr. Houle’s body was found a kilometre from the carnage. He, too, had burn marks. His cause of death is under investigation.
Police are now trying to understand what happened — including confirming the identity of the children, believed to be Mr. Houle’s 18-month-old daughter and eight-year-old son, who were burnt beyond recognition — in a case where the only witness is a traumatized six-year-old boy.
Police are gently interviewing him in hospital.
Circumstantial evidence suggests a murder-suicide in the midst of a marital dispute. The mother of the children was in the northern United States at the time and has now returned to what remains of her family.
“At the scene, to the officers’ horror, there were two bodies inside the car as it was burning. We also found a six-year-old boy who was just standing near the scene who also had some burns and he was taken to a hospital in Montreal,” said Sergeant Louis-Philippe Ruel, spokesman for the Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police.
“The fire was so intense we can’t identify the bodies that were inside the car, but circumstantial evidence tends to point to them being the other two children.”
The surviving boy, Antoine, is in stable condition.
“They spoke to him for a little while yesterday, but we are still waiting for the whole story from him because we wanted to let him rest,” said Sgt. Ruel.
Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham is a rural village west of Drummondville that has one grocery store, one church and about 50 houses in the centre with the remaining families living on surrounding farms.
“Our little town of 794 souls is like a big family. We are very close,” said Mayor Marie-Andrée Auger.
“It’s a tragedy, for sure. The family is known by all the community, a big family that has been here for a long time. It is a very sad story. We could not imagine this happening.”
Mr. Houle’s family own farmland and run a maple sugar shack on a long rural road running southeast from the village centre.
Local reports said Mr. Houle had been granted custody of the three children after a marital split and the mother had publicly claimed to be a victim of spousal violence. Sgt. Ruel declined to comment.
Police met with her when she returned to the area and she is staying with family in the area, he said.