Moms Who Killed Their Kids : True Stories about Moms Who Became Killers and Murde
Moms Who KillMothers are supposed to be protective and shield their children from danger and destruction. Every child expects their mom to be there for them and instinctively trusts them. They would never expect their own mother of being able to commit such crimes, but they do.Why Do They Commit These Acts Of Maternal Filicide"Maternal filicide" is the technical term for the act of a mother killing her child. It is usually children under the age of eight who are killed by their mothers; those over the age of eight are more likely to be killed by their fathers.So what can make a mother cross the line and actually kill her own child-or, in some cases, children? A history of mental illness, drug abuse, and even perceived altruistic reasons have all been seen in these horrible cases. Andrea Yates, famous for drowning her children in the family bathtub, had a known history of post-partum depression and psychosis and had been advised not to have any further children. In some cases, the mother may stop taking her medication or avoid the counseling doctors recommend.In the case of Diane Downs, however, who attempted to kill all three of her children but only managed to kill her daughter, it was suspected that she committed the crimes to win the favor of an ex-boyfriend who had stated he didn't want any children. This isn't the only case that circles back around to a relationship. In fact, revenge on a partner might be one of the rarest reasons for filicide, but it happens as well.Beyond Child AbuseWomen may only commit 14% of the violent crimes in the country, but filicide still remains prevalent. By learning what motivates these women to kill and attempting to understand their frames of mind it might be possible to identify at-risk behavior in the future and stop the violence.From famous cases such as Susan Smith to lesser known ones such as Michelle Kehoe, all maternal filicides are tragic and horrifying. The murder of a child can never be justified. In the following book we'll look at the murders and the aftermath of their horrifying, unimaginable actions and try to gain an understanding of what motivated them and how those around them seemed to miss the warning signs of their impending actions.Would You Like To Know More?Download now and prepare yourself to be shocked by these acts of maternal filicide."Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button."
- Paperback | 94 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 5.59mm | 158.76g
- 16 Jan 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Alexander Scott
Alexander Scott is fascinated with anything that stirs him up emotionally and sparks his curiosity. Whether that is true crime, amazing survival stories or people stepping up to be heroes, he loves it all. Paranormal encounters, stories of personal triumph and even miracle births are on his radar of interests. He likes to write shorter books that get to the meat of the events. Think anything that you can read on your lunch hour that takes you away from the day to day monotony of life. You won't find disturbing images inside of his books. Some of the stories are shocking enough without needing to physically see what the crime scenes looked like. Our imaginations are more than enough. He isn't going for the shock and awe effect. He doesn't claim to be an expert on serial killers or true crime and he isn't some retired detective. Just a regular guy that likes to read and write about events that make you realize your everyday life might not be as bad as you think. When you read stories about parents killing their kids it makes you go home and hug, not yell, at your kids. When you read stories about people who overcome adversity, the problems you have in life don't seem so big after all. You would think some of the stories you read are Hollywood productions but sadly or amazingly, depending on the situation, they are real stories about real people. People that consciously hurt others or put their own lives in danger to save others. That is the mystery that Alexander contemplates all the time. Why do some sacrifice their lives for others while some intentionally take others' lives? What is it about being human that drives either choice? Alexander will continue to research life changing events and create these books for your enjoyment. He hopes they captivate you and makes you realize that life is precious so enjoy it.