Boy Tried to Kill Parents

@worldwise1 (14890)
United States
November 7, 2007 12:15am CST
I just heard on the news that a 16-year-old boy is about to stand trial for attempting to hire a hit man to kill his parents after he was grounded. The story went on to say that the mother of the boy helped to set up a sting with a policeman posing as a hit man. Now, this is just unbelievable!
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@MsTickle (24782)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
Another member posted this same information earlier worldwise and I've already responded to theirs at length. It was a huge shame. I got the feeling this youth had been neglected and left to his own devices and then deprived of his outlet for recreation when things went wrong. His mother said she didn't recognise the boy as being her son. I see many parents these days, working and leaving their children to fend for themselves. They have everything they want except for a good family life with love discipline, family values and fun. It's a tradgedy really.
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
10 Nov 07
I agree, Ms Tickle. Parents are so busy trying to give their kids THINGS and they don't give them quality time and a proper family life.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Wow, just for being grounded? Jeez I was ground half of my young adult life, and never once thought of doing my parents in. What is this world coming to? And what was that kid thinking?
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
Is this for real?... i cannot imagine a 16-year-old boy would try to kill his parents just because they grounded him... there must be a deeper reason behind that... or maybe it was just a misunderstanding... This kind of thing always makes me want to ask... what is happening to the world?...
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I think that this is a direct result of our government interfering in how parents raise their children. Children no longer respect or fear their parents. When you cannot chastise your children-and they know it-that leaves them open for anything they choose to do. I don't advocate child abuse, but, children do need to be corrected without the parents living in fear that they will go to jail for disciplining them. I grew up in a time when children respected their parents. They would have never behaved the way I see children behaving today.
@nancyrowina (3852)
30 Jan 08
I remember watching a TV movie about the true story of the kid kid who got 2 of friends to kill his parents in their beds so he could inherit there money and he nearly didn't get caught too. At least this selfish little git got caught before he could carry out his plan, I can believe it after hearing of the boy who did have his parents killed.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
30 Jan 08
I don't know what this world is coming to. I cannot remember things happening like this, very much, when I was younger. It seems like it is all the time now. It makes you wonder what is going on.