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Just Another Kid Losing it With A Gun – PART I

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On August 28th, a 10 year-old boy shot his 42 year-old father in Belen, a small, quiet town that lies just to the south of Albuquerque, NM. The man took one bullet to the head from a rifle around dinner time.

Initially the speculation was that the young boy had been playing with the rifle and it went off accidentally.

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By August 29th, however, the police announced that it was a premeditated murder and they were charging the boy (although specifically what charge was unclear). What they were going to do with him was another matter. As one cop said, "Where do we put him, with the teenagers in juvenile detention?" Who ever thought of holding cells for pre-k and elementary school killers, much less long-term facilities?

Within minutes of the announcement, the media on all three Albuquerque stations had begun interviewing all the usual locals: teachers, cops, neighbors.

And they all gave the usual responses:

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"What I saw"he was a wonderful dad, and those kids were really respectful with their dad," one neighbor, who lives across the street from the victim, stated. "I mean, come on, for a man to raise three children on his own, you know, it says it all right there."

"He seemed like such a nice little boy."

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Judith Acosta is a licensed psychotherapist, author, and speaker. She is also a classical homeopath based in New Mexico. She is the author of The Next Osama (2010), co-author of The Worst is Over (2002), the newly released Verbal First Aid (more...)

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