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

Monday, October 15, 2012

11-year old Mississippi boy killed in murder/suicide by mentally ill father

Andrew Loyd, age 11
11-year old Andrew Loyd was shot three times by his father, Billy Loyd, Jr., in his home in Farmington Mississippi, before the father shot and killed himself.  Andrew later died in the hospital.

Six months ago, Andrew was held hostage, at gunpoint, by his father during a police standoff.  Billy Loyd had also served time in a mental institution.

Why, then, was the father allowed to own guns, and why was Andrew allowed to be anywhere near his father.

The father was also having economic problems.

A news video.

From an article:
Authorities say Loyd had posted on Facebook that he was in financial trouble, feared he would be evicted and his son taken from him. Loyd left funeral instructions and asked any reader to contact authorities.

1 comment:

  1. This is damn SAD. Poor little guy had his whole life ahead of him. SENSELESS. This is a depressing website to find but it does bring awareness!


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