Amy Leichtenberg turning pain of sons...

Amy Leichtenberg turning pain of sons' slayings into purpose

There are 42 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 16, 2009, titled Amy Leichtenberg turning pain of sons' slayings into purpose. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Amy Leichtenberg clings to the memory of that final morning with her sons -- when the two boys were hers, healthy and alive.

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Jeff

San Francisco, CA

#45 May 16, 2009
reader wrote:
1)If she ran with her kids and got arrested, the husband would have had the kids full time. You're blaming her?
2)"This kind of crap happens all the time with fathers having to release their kids to erratic mothers. Yet,when the situation is reversed,its newsworthy."
Oh really? How many mothers have killed their children in these circumstances? There have been several cases of a parent killing the kids to get back at the other spouse or ex-spouse and almost all of the murderers are fathers. You don't hear about mothers doing it, because they rarely do.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Smith

Don't forget how our wonderful governor just commuted the sentence of a woman who killed her two children, supposedly because of postpartum depression. I'm sure their father finds that argument comparable to the lives lost.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-...

According to Quinn any excuse is okay for murdering your own child, provided it wasn't too long after delivery.

Finally, don't forget Amanda Hamm from Clinton who drowned her three children in 2003 because she said the kids were in the way of her and her new boyfriend's relationship.

Those enough examples?
YAY

Normal, IL

#46 Jun 21, 2009
Put those 3 examples against ALL of the men who kill their wives and children in a crime of passion.

A small percent of these type of murders are committed by a woman, where the majority are committed by are men.

Yes, women kill as well, but not nearly as much as men do.

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