Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dad gets 50 years for shooting 12-year-old son in the head (Joliet, Illinois)

No mention of where Mom was while Daddy was shooting his son in the head.

Dad is identified as RODERICK TADEMY.


Joliet father gets 50 years for shooting son

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 5:23pm | The Associated Press

JOLIET (AP) — A Joliet man has been sentenced to a half-century in prison for shooting his 12-year-old son in the head a few days before Christmas in 2010.

Will County prosecutors said Monday that 37-year-old Roderick Tademy was sentenced to 50 years in prison for attempted murder, aggravated battery to a child and aggravated battery with a firearm.

Officials say the boy was sitting on the couch and playing video games when Tademy shot him in the head with a .22-caliber handgun.

The boy survived but is in a long-term care facility and needs a ventilator to breathe. Tademy argued that he was insane at the time of the shooting.