`Why did you kill my son?', convicted...

`Why did you kill my son?', convicted killer's ex-wife asks

There are 25 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Feb 3, 2009, titled `Why did you kill my son?', convicted killer's ex-wife asks. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Tanya King had only one question for her former husband Tuesday. "I just want to know why -- why did you kill my son?" King said, addressing convicted killer Henry Preston Lamar.

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Robert J G Jackson Sr

Huntington Beach, CA

#1 Feb 4, 2009
Given Lamar's history of violence and abuse, I find it hard to accept Fowler's statement that, "You never dream that someone in your own family would do something like this." None the less, this is a tragic story, a tragic family, and a tragic ending to years of abuse. My deepest sympathy to the family for the death of McGruder, someone who was apparently simply trying to protect his mother. Lamar is one more example of someone who should have been imprisoned for a lengthy period of time years earlier. How many times do you have to commit such offenses before the law and justice catch up to you?
LLF

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Feb 4, 2009
More from the culturally crippled entitlement generation or victim's class of folks sponsored entirely by the democrat party.

Apparently they are just misunderstood by rational thinking adults.

This animal deserves to be drawn and quartered in full public view!
Sad to hear

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#4 Feb 4, 2009
the mother wants a response to her question as to "why did u kill my son" , for defending her from her abusive husband. She knew he was abusive and still kept up with him. I think she should be asking "why did i put up with this animal, my son would still be alive, if i had not". Please!
Ladylion

Long Beach, CA

#5 Feb 4, 2009
Sad to hear, obviously you don't understand the victims of abuse, and what they go through. Visit some women's shelters, and talk to some of these abused women. Then, ask your question again.
onemansopinion

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Feb 4, 2009
LLF wrote:
More from the culturally crippled entitlement generation or victim's class of folks sponsored entirely by the democrat party.
Apparently they are just misunderstood by rational thinking adults.
This animal deserves to be drawn and quartered in full public view!
Perhaps one of these days you can come off your "anti democrats" throne and walk into the real world.......your one track minded finger pointing only results in more negativity and less solutions! Want an example? see the gridlock in Sacramento
(And, no, I am not a democrat:)
no xcuses

Santa Ana, CA

#7 Feb 4, 2009
i hope he is the "greatest receiver" the prison has ever scene for the next 136 years!!
may he die in a pathetic way! no more jerk chicken for you!!

As a 30+% tax payer i ask for the death penalty now!! as soon as we stop sponsoring murderers for life and fire up the electric chair future murderers just might think twice and it could save you or me!!
george

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Feb 4, 2009
maybe one of these days LLF came get it straight...but here again it just might be the airing out of feelings...the guy should fry rather than life in prison
doberman

Encino, CA

#11 Feb 4, 2009
He has 136 years to wipe that stupid smirk off of his ugly face. Damn he is ugly.
crazy world

Claremont, CA

#12 Feb 4, 2009
the mother hooked up with an abusive man and then wonder why he murdered her son? she need to be taken to a mental hospital.
ecancino

Brea, CA

#14 Feb 4, 2009
This tragedy is color blind. You hear stories like this across the country that are not typically only black related. It was a shame that the mother, for what reason, why she stayed. And i'm sure she didnt think he would have killed any of her children. Also i doubt that any of you commentors directly know hands on or know someone who was in an extremely abusive relationship. So think twice before you judge. She will carry the burden of guilt and heartache for the rest of her life.
nope

United States

#15 Feb 4, 2009
ecancino wrote:
This tragedy is color blind. You hear stories like this across the country that are not typically only black related. It was a shame that the mother, for what reason, why she stayed. And i'm sure she didnt think he would have killed any of her children. Also i doubt that any of you commentors directly know hands on or know someone who was in an extremely abusive relationship. So think twice before you judge. She will carry the burden of guilt and heartache for the rest of her life.
Nope. Black on black crime, particularly homicides, is a huge problem in black culture. They do it so much, people no longer care.
crazy world

Claremont, CA

#16 Feb 4, 2009
ecancino wrote:
This tragedy is color blind. You hear stories like this across the country that are not typically only black related. It was a shame that the mother, for what reason, why she stayed. And i'm sure she didnt think he would have killed any of her children. Also i doubt that any of you commentors directly know hands on or know someone who was in an extremely abusive relationship. So think twice before you judge. She will carry the burden of guilt and heartache for the rest of her life.
we all make choices and those choices will affect those around us. i'm sure you NEVER judge anyone, even murders. who are you to judge, right? i judge everyone by their words and actions. that will tell me what kind of a person they are and if i should allow that person to be around my children. maybe if she would have judge him, her baby would still be alive today.
Warsokane

Long Beach, CA

#17 Feb 4, 2009
wow. I'd hate to be a Black Democrat reading this panel. Also don't like that it had to happen this way, but now Mr. Lamar might have a chance to experience some spousal abuse of his own behind bars.
crazy world

Claremont, CA

#18 Feb 4, 2009
what's gonna happen now? can't blame the "whiteman" anymore because they aint around anymore. don't know when obama is gonna send the limo to take every black family out of the ghetto and be taken to live in beverly hill. there was suppose to be HOPE and CHANGES on Jan. 20, 2009 BUT seems like same old shit.
devareaux

Lakewood, CA

#20 Feb 4, 2009
What the he__ was the Mother doing staying with such a violent man in the first place. Did she not realize it was only a matter of time until he killed someone in the family. She needs to accept some of the guilt for allowing such violent trash into her home.
God rest the soul of her son. You lay down with dogs.....you wake up with fleas!!
Sad to hear

Trabuco Canyon, CA

#21 Feb 4, 2009
Ladylion wrote:
Sad to hear, obviously you don't understand the victims of abuse, and what they go through. Visit some women's shelters, and talk to some of these abused women. Then, ask your question again.
I work with abused men and women and children, and i stil don't understand when they go back to the abuse, you must be one of them.
babycakes

Milwaukee, WI

#22 Feb 4, 2009
Good god what has happened to the instinct of survival? Beats her in the head, stabs her, punches her and she has the audacity to ask why did you kill my son? I ask why you didn't stop him before he killed your son, or hurt your daughter? You are only a victim if you allow yourself to be, even the most monstrous of men eventually fall asleep.
move along

United States

#23 Feb 4, 2009
Yawn...
Same crime, different blacks.
Next!
dorothy

Long Beach, CA

#24 Mar 20, 2009
i am a personal friend of tanya king she and i go back three years. when she use to come over i would tell her that she didn't have to live that way i knew that lamar was beating her and i try to get her to leave but it did no good. now i am glad that she no longer have to dealing with the abuse any more. i am sorry that he took her sons life in order to be set free from that monster.

from your friend

dorotthy
Anon

Perris, CA

#26 Mar 20, 2009
Do I have to know "hands on" about abusive relationships? No I don't. But it obvious fromt he testimony that the mother knew all too well what an abusive relationship is like, yet she stayed in it. She should carry guilt with her the rest of her life for failing to protect her children. If it was just her in the relationship, then she can decide for herself, with her children, she owed it to them to get out of the relationship before it killed one of them. To late now.
ecancino wrote:
...Also i doubt that any of you commentors directly know hands on or know someone who was in an extremely abusive relationship. So think twice before you judge. She will carry the burden of guilt and heartache for the rest of her life.

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