Mother murders eight-year-old son, claims mercy-killing defense...
The defense sounds insane until you realize this is precisely the explanation tens of millions of mothers have used since 1973 to justify their murder of their unborn babies. His life was sad so I murdered him.
What we want to know is why this defense works with parents who murder their unborn and defective newborn children...why it works with children who murder their enfeebled elderly parents; but it hasn't yet spread to children whose parents are in a bad marriage or being divorce or parents whose children have acne?
(TB, w/thanks to Kamilla)