Again. Again and again. I can hardly stand to hear another one of these stories.
Yet, another Texas mother, identified as Gilberta Estrada, brutally kills her children in a trailer home by hanging them. The twist in this case, is that she succeeded with all but the infant, who was struggling in her noose and rescued when the aunt found the family hanged. Unfortunately, the 5, 4 and 2 year old were already dead, as was the mother.
The most disgusting fact of the article that reported this horrific and tragic incidence, was the fact that this is a frequent pattern in Texas and that a portion of our society calously chooses to give these “mothers” amnesty over giving these children justice or putting abused children first:
Houston Chronicle/AP TX news: The slayings came nearly five years after another woman in Hudson Oaks killed her three children. On July 16, 2002, Dee Etta Perez, 39, shot her 4-year-old daughter and sons, ages 9 and 10, before killing herself.
Texas has seen a disturbing number of child killings by mothers in recent years.
Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the family’s Houston bathtub in 2001. In 2003, Deanna Laney beat her two young sons to death with stones in East Texas, and Lisa Ann Diaz drowned her daughters in a Plano bathtub. Dena Schlosser fatally severed her 10-month-old daughter’s arms with a kitchen knife in 2004.
All four of those women were found innocent by reason of insanity. Yates initially was convicted of capital murder, but that was overturned on appeal.
It is so uncivilized and selfish that there are adults that think that preserving the rights of adults to make the decision of whether or not their children are worthy of life, supersedes their moral obligation to protect children from heinous killers. Furthermore, it is a sad statement of the world in which we live in, that adults in our society see children as objects and of little value, especially when compared to adults. (Ah, they were just babies after all, it’s not like they were adults.)
It’s no wonder why moms keep torturing and killing their kids. Other people keep making excuses for them in order to protect their own selfish agenda – to preserve exclusive rights of adults and make children nearly invisible and worthless. Imagine if we put children first? Adults would be held accountable for them, wouldn’t they?
There is no reason for these “mothers” to second guess themselves. They are constantly being told by society that if they brutally kill their children, it’s not their fault – they’re still good people and that society really doesn’t care. It’s not as if it’s a man who raped a woman or student who shot his peers at a school, c’mon, they were just having a bad day!
The only silver lining is that the mother actually took her own life as well. At least we will have one less murdering, child abusing political pawn to ante up money for some spa-like “therapy” in which child killing advocacy groups can reward her with.
The children however, deserved better.