KY - Bonnie, 45, & son Leon Porter, 28, killed each other, Louisville, 5 July 2007

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  1. Mysticchic

    Mysticchic Former Member

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Police are calling the causes of death for two people found dead together in an apartment in Louisville a double homicide.

    Metro police said a mother, Bonnie Porter, 45, and her son, Leon Porter, 28, were found dead in the apartment Thursday. Investigators said the son fired several rounds at the mother and, while defending herself, she shot him in the head, resulting in both their deaths.

    http://www.nbc5.com/news/13635564/d...tml=chi_4pm&tmi=chi_4pm_1_04000307062007&ts=H
     
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  3. KatK

    KatK Former Member

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    Here I was picturing a twist on a mutual suicide pact! :eek:
     
  4. Invisible

    Invisible Karma can change life with the swish of a horse's

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    Ha, I was thinking the same thing.
     
  5. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Sad. I could not and would not kill my child even if it were in self-defense...if I were just protecting myself that is. It would be different if he were trying to kill someone else, but not just me.
     
  6. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    I couldn't kill my child either. I would just die with a broken heart. :(
     
  7. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    Same here Nan.
     
  8. Ntegrity

    Ntegrity Former Member

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    Those of you who can't imagine killing your child surely don't have a child that would try to kill you!
     
  9. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    I'm thinking somebody flunked English the term they read Oedipus.

    It's kill the father, have sex with the mother. Jeeze!
     
  10. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    In a rare moment we agree!

    I was thinking the same thing.

    I tend to think it took two to tango and a mother who raised a person like that was just as guilty.
     
  11. Ntegrity

    Ntegrity Former Member

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    According to the news report, he was mentally ill. I don't see how she can be blamed for that. :waitasec:
     
  12. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    WT he*l is wrong with people?
    Mothers and sons killing each other. Husbands and boyfriends killing pregnant women............something in today's society is messed up.
     
  13. Gina_M

    Gina_M New Member

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    LOL!!!! :D
     
  14. zadari

    zadari New Member

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    you know there are parents out there who have done thier very best to raise good kids . he was old enough to know better ,i was a single mom for years and my son has done things im not proud of but i certainly did my best to raise him without any help from anyone until my husband came along .
     
  15. Peter Hamilton

    Peter Hamilton New Member

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    --true she can't be "blamed" for that--but she may be at blame for other things--or perhaps he was to blame--we don't know anything about their history--anyway, "mental illness" is never an excuse for murder
     
  16. Ntegrity

    Ntegrity Former Member

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    oh, ok
     
  17. Mysticchic

    Mysticchic Former Member

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    I want to know why there was at least 2 loaded guns in the house?
     
  18. CarpeDiem

    CarpeDiem Former Member

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    Me too.

    There is a long history of problems here, starting from when he was born. She couldn't have been more than 16 or 17 at his birth.
     
  19. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    NO I do not know that... I have yet to meet anyone who has disproved my theory.
    "their very best?"
    my crack whore mother did her very best too ...
    I am sorry to be rude but as a parent "their very best" needs to be THE best.
    Not some lame exuse.
    Not being always proud of your child is a far cry from killing someone.
     
  20. zadari

    zadari New Member

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    hmm i guess i will just keep my mouth shut .. sorry your mother was what she was but i was NOTHING of the sort . my very best was with me going without things i needed so my child had everything HE needed .. i went alot of hungry nights SO HE COULD eat . he always had heat clothes ect .. and NO i didnt recieve assistance . or child support . i did it on my own working my ass off ..
     
  21. SadieMae

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    From the video, it seems the mother did care for her son throught him losing jobs, etc. He always had a place to go. But I think she was also afraid of him, which is why she slept with a gun. Myself, if I feared my child that much, he would NOT be in my home. The story also said he had a long history of mental illness, yet she didn't abandon him.
    A kid doesn't need to come from a crackwhore mother for the child to turn on them and kill them. We have a thread now about a 12 y/o girl killing her mother and brother. There also have been thread in the past of upper/upper middle class kids killing their parents who were not mentally ill.
    Bottom line...WTH is wrong with these kids!? Things have certainly changed a LOT. Back in my day I wouldn't even think about raising my voice to my Mother!
     

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