Filicide is the intended act of parents killing their children. The act is also regarded as an offence since it amounts to murder. It appears to very unnatural for a parent to end the life of his child. As much as this appears to be inhumane and unimaginable, there are some parents who kill their offspring.
We consider mothers to hold the highest status in our lives. For a son, there is no greater being on this planet than his mother. She gives birth to the child, cares for him when he is at his most vulnerable stage, unable to eat or drink, and she feeds him her own milk. Suffice to say, the role of a mother is one that cannot be explained properly in words. What she does for her child is the real example of true love; she does everything for him, without ever wanting anything back.
The case files in this book, go against everything we have been taught and have learned. We perceive mothers to be the epitome of care and support, yet mankind teaches us cruel lessons.
No matter how you look at it, killing somebody is a heinous, unforgivable thing. All religions condemn it, all teachings go against it, and yet man has killed billions over the ages. We are so fond of killing that the desire practically runs inside us. Some people kill for fun; they are caught, jailed, and hanged. Others kill out of revenge. The same fate befalls them. However, there are those who kill for no apparent fun; who blame their mental conditions for these killings. They do not accept that whatever happened was thought by their mind; implemented by their body.
Nowadays, you hear about killing a lot. In e very country, the average death toll of people who are killed on a daily basis is rising. As expected, most of these deaths are borne out of personal enmity. For the investigators and the police, it is much easier to come to a rational conclusion about the motive of such deaths because it is so evidently clear. Connecting the dots is easy; because most murderers aren't exactly silent assassins or professionals.
However, ever so often, there comes along a case that is virtually impossible to explain. It becomes impossible to truly understand what exactly led to the killings, and even if the killer confesses, he/ she fails to provide a good enough theory that might support his/ her actions. For the third party, you and I, it becomes baffling. How do you explain the killing of children by their own father? Was he mentally handicapped? Even if he was mentally handicapped, how could he raise children, only to kill them with his own hands? These are just some of the answers that we crave, yet might never get. The mind of a man is truly a wonderful, yet extremely dangerous thing. It can lead him to do amazing things, or it can lead to massive destruction.
Count out all the great wars, the huge atrocities that have been committed, and then keep them aside. This is not about war. This is not about a mass murder. This is about a crime much greater than all of these combined. This story is about a father, who chose to take the wrong path, and ended up murdering his own, beloved children. It truly makes one think about how low a person can fall if circumstances do not go according to his own way, and it really makes one think; 'is this even possible?'
Well, if you believe in historical evidence, killing one's own children has been around for centuries. Men used to bury their daughters alive as soon as they were born, just because they wanted a son. In certain ages, tyrants who ruled the lands used to order all newborns to be buried immediately because they thought that these young babies would grow up and challenge them to the throne. However, how do you explain the killing of grown children? I don't think you, or anybody can give an explanation that will truly convince the human heart.
- RJ Parker