October 08, 2003

Maybe His Problem Was Genetic

Every time I think humanity has sunk as far as it can go, I realize, yet again, that we can always dig a little deeper:

The mother of a man who killed three people and wounded five at a factory before committing suicide filed a workers' compensation claim, saying her son suffered "death by gunfire" at work.

And why does she think she is entitled to money for her murderous offspring?

"I don't feel I should have to pay for the actions that he chose to do," said Nina Tichelkamp-Russell, who filed the claim 10 days after the July 1 shooting at the Modine Manufacturing Co. "I think if there are indicators (of a problem at work) then there are certain people out there who have a responsibility."

Apparently, she abdicated her responsibilities as a decent parent long ago.

Posted by Charles Austin at October 8, 2003 10:00 PM