Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dad shoots 1-year-old son in the head, kills self (Waveland, Mississippi)

Confusing and misleading news account. Going by the headline, you would figure that father and son were the victim of a street crime. Not that Daddy Dearest nearly killed his 1-year-old son with his own gun.

Whether the baby's injury was "accidental" from a bullet fragment or intentional hardly seems the point. It's still a pretty selfish and sickening thing to kill yourself when you apparently have sole responsibility for a mere baby. A baby who will witness this trauma without being able to fully comprehend it. A baby who has no way of contacting the authorities. A baby who has no one to take care of him, feed him, or comfort him. But do we really think that Daddy gave a sh** about all that either way?

Which leads to the next question. Why was this father checking into a motel alone with a baby? What happened to the baby's mother?

I suspect this will turn out to be one of those scenarios where Mom was breaking off with Dad's sorry @$$, but in order to punish/control her, he took off with her child and nearly killed him.

Daddy is identified as KHIRY THOMAS.

Father killed, son wounded in Waveland shooting

Published: May 1, 2013 Updated 10 hours ago

The Associated Press

WAVELAND, Miss. — Waveland police are investigating the shooting of man and his 1-year-old son at the Coast Inn.

Detective David Allen tells The Sun Herald ( police found 22-year-old Khiry Thomas dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Allen says the child survived and is expected to live.

Police believe Thomas checked into the motel Sunday.

Allen said police are trying to determine if the child was struck in the head by a bullet fragment or was shot. The case remained under investigation.

Coroner Jim Faulk said Thomas' death has been ruled a suicide.