Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Baby found in arms of murdered mother

This just shouldn't happen. This Tennessee story is horrifying and should make everyone sit up and take notice. A couple was murdered because they "defriended" ( on Facebook) the daughter of one of the murderers. 
"It's the worst thing I've ever seen," Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said, adding he had never seen anything like it in his 27 years in law enforcement in the area. "We've had murders, but nothing like this. This is just senseless."
He said Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their "friends" list. Both were shot in the head and the man had his throat cut.
The couple's 8-month-old baby was in the mother's arms, unharmed, when the bodies were found.
This falls under the category of heinous. What is the matter with our gun culture when 2 people murder 2 others over a perceived slight on Facebook? Guns are too easy to use in situations like this and they make the killing so much easier. It's hard to imagine the imprint on the very young brain of an 8 month old child whose trauma and confusion must have been unimaginable.

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