Jenny geppert bows over the coffin of her sister kim hunt among those of geoff hunt and their three children that he murdered in 2014source:news corp australia warning: distressing content exclusive the most violent of all parents who kill their children is the stepfather or de facto partner,. In the wake of a growing trend of parents murdering kids, an expert explains why a mother or father could possibly kill their child. Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing their own child the word filicide derives from the latin words filius meaning son or filia meaning daughter, and the suffix -cide meaning to kill, murder, or cause death filicide may refer both to the parent who killed his or her child, as well as to the criminal act that the parent. J am acad psychiatry law 200533(4):496-504 filicide-suicide: common factors in parents who kill their children and themselves hatters friedman s(1), hrouda dr, holden ce, noffsinger sg, resnick pj author information: (1)department of psychiatry, university hospitals of cleveland, hanna pavilion, 11100 euclid. It's rare for a child to die at the hands of another person just 16 children under the age of 11 were victims of homicide in canada last year it's horrifying when one is killed, though, even.
Between 2012 and 2016, 300 children were homicide victims according to the gbi, which is charged with performing autopsies on all children who die in georgia, 124 of them were younger than 5 and were killed by a parent or caregiver the gbi said numbers for this year were not readily available. The fbi reports between on average 500 children each year are killed by their parents it's the kind of killing known as filicide. Of the 27 solved homicides against children, 23 were killed by a parent: 10 by a mother, 9 by a father, 4 by a step-father, and 1 by a step-mother (in one incident, both parents were accused) in addition, 2 children were killed by their day-care provider and 2 by a stranger considering canada's population of 34 million.
Smith, demarcus's father, admitted to punching his son in the stomach — blows that resulted in the boy's death from internal bleeding he was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison latricia jackson — damarcus's mother — pleaded guilty to child endangering and served two and a. (cnn) it's the most unfathomable of crimes: a parent killing their own child it grabs headlines when it happens -- like this week in georgia, where a mom is accused of stabbing four of her children to death the reality is, filicides happen with depressing regularity in the us and mothers are almost as likely.
An epidemic sweeps the planet, causing parents to murder their children sounds hilarious, right. As much as it gives us goosebumps, the murder of children by their parents has been an old practice the idea of losing a child is the biggest fear of any parent which is probably why people who commit such hideous crimes are never forgiven by the law and the society the idea of a mother killing the baby she kept inside.
Of the 102 podcast episodes and over 1,000 true crime blog posts that have been featured on sword & scale to date, there have been numerous cases of parents who purposely harm, abuse, or even kill their own children some like andrea yates and julie schenecker were mentally ill, others wanted. Welcome to top 10 archive though children are meant to be loved, sometimes that's not always the case with some people while they're meant to be cared for. Most parents know what it is like to suffer stresses and strains in family life but, thankfully, few ever get to the stage where they think a real solution to their problems would be to kill their children the murder of a child is something inexplicable and shocking to most people, but it is always much worse to hear.
There are few things in life more shocking than a parent killing their child numerous reasons have been offered by adults who have carried out such a heinous act, ranging from mindless acts of violence to serious mentally debilitating conditions what is perhaps the most shocking and disturbing aspect of. Nicolas cage is agreeably unhinged in brian taylor's film, in which parents inexplicably have the urge to kill their children. Investigators have released few details about lopez-mejia, and those who knew her have offered no reason why she would commit such a ghastly act but psychiatrists and others who have studied mothers who kill their children say the cases often share several hallmarks: mental illness, social isolation.