Studies show that fathers who are the most unrelenting in their pursuit of child custody are disproportionately violent and abusive. Don't believe me? Meet dad MELVIN PATTON.
Dad had battled Mom for years over child custody--and this siege was obviously just a way to continue his overal campaign of abuse and control. This piece of sh** was hardly considering the best interests of his child when he shot Mom to death--with their 4-year-old son clinging to her and begging him not to kill Mommy. Daddy also murdered the maternal uncle.
This is pure fathers rights-inspired entitlement. Women and children are nothing but chattel posssessions to these guys, to abuse or use as they wish.
Melvin Patton: Convicted of Killing His Ex In Front of Their Child
By Chad Garrison Fri., Dec. 16 2011 at 7:48 AM
A St. Louis jury yesterday convicted Melvin Patton of two counts of first-degree murder for the killings of 24-year-old Keneka Elliott and her 29-year-old brother Julius Elliott.
Patton, 26, wore a mask when he burst into a home in south St. Louis in April 2010 and shot the victims in front of his then 4-year-old son and other children. A third woman was also shot in the melee but survived.
Prosecutors say that Patton's son begged to no avail for his father to spare the lives of his mother and uncle.
Just prior to the shooting the boy latched onto his mother, reportedly crying "Daddy please don't kill Mommy!" Patton responded "shut up" and pulled the trigger, according to prosecutors.
Family members testified in trial that Elliot and Patton had battled over custody for years and that Patton sent a text message promising to "kill anyone to get my son."
He'll be sentenced in January and is expected to get life without the possibility of parole.