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GUILTY CT - Emmaline Turner, 10, & Josiah Swain, 15mos, slain, New London, 20 April 2004

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Casshew, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    NEW LONDON, Connecticut (AP) -- Two children were stabbed to death Tuesday morning in an apartment and three other people were injured, police said.

    The two, 15-month-old Josiah Swain and his 10-year-old aunt, Emmaline Turner, were killed at about 1 a.m. at the Thames River public housing complex, Deputy Police Chief William Gavitt said.

    The suspect, Robert Swain III, 23, was being treated for what appeared to be two self-inflicted superficial stab wounds to the chest, authorities said. Swain, the boy's father, was due to be arraigned on two counts of capital felony, which carry a possible death sentence, Gavitt said.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2004/US/Northeast/04/20/stabbing.attack.ap/index.html
     
  2. Babcat

    Babcat Former Member

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    It seems like I see this same scenario in many of these stories that end in such horrific tragedy. I cannot comprehend it. Here is a man so frightening and obviously violent that this woman feels the need to get away from him. So how in all that's holy can she leave two helpless little children WITH this lunatic and run and save herself? I would die covering those children with my own body if I had to. She was their only defense, even if she wasn't much of a match for him, and she abandoned them. That's like dragging your kids into a lion's cage because you wandered into it by mistake and you need something to distract the big cats so you can make your escape.

    Do others feel this way? If an armed intruder broke into your house and your kids were asleep down the hall, would you run out of the house if you saw an opportunity? I wouldn't leave my kids alone with an intruder if he pointed a gun at me and told me to. I couldn't. He'd have to kill me. If my house was in flames and I saw a way out I wouldn't leave them behind. And I KNOW that is completely opposed to what you are told to do. I'd rather burn with them then keep living if they died.
     
  3. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From June 2007:

    http://articles.courant.com/2007-06-23/news/0706230737_1_jennifer-turner-joseph-turner-stabbed

     

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