Alaska woman forgives son accused of ...

Alaska woman forgives son accused of killing her parents, siste...

There are 11 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 28, 2008, titled Alaska woman forgives son accused of killing her parents, siste.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The mother of a teenager accused of stabbing to death four people, including the mother's parents, said she has forgiven her son and knows her parents would, too.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Chicago Tribune.

Ani Johnson

Ripon, WI

#1 Mar 28, 2008
Problems. Yeah, it seems like murdering four people would be a problem for somebody. Sounds like this kid should have been committed some time back. At least he mostly kept the bloodshed in the family.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#2 Apr 3, 2008
Makes no difference. I'm sure this guy will spend the rest of his life in prison with no parole.
DaNika

Anchorage, AK

#3 Apr 3, 2008
it dont matter what we say, but hes not a bad person! unless ur from sitka... dont be talkin, because thats her son ... a person only gets one real mother

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#4 Apr 3, 2008
DaNika wrote:
it dont matter what we say, but hes not a bad person! unless ur from sitka... dont be talkin, because thats her son ... a person only gets one real mother
I am not against the situation where mom forgives her son. Mom is always mom to her children. However, I don't understand what you stated that he is not a bad person. He murdered four people. Are you assuming this was a temporary insanity tragedy?
sheshark

Anchorage, AK

#5 Apr 6, 2008
If you were from the town you wouldn't have to "assume" this is a case of temporary insanity. That's just some nicely titled package that just means that he flipped. I'm sure you've felt the urge to punch a hole in a wall or two and from what i hear this wasn't much different of a situation. I lived in that town for the last fifteen years, had ties with the family, knew all of the victims. And up until this, he was seen as a normal member of the community, nothing out of the ordinary (maybe considered a little stupid by people in the same age group). You always hear people saying the same things after something like this happens: "he was such a nice boy" "never saw it coming". This is no exception. So, Budhi from California, consider that the members of the community where this happened will know better than you what kind of a person Jason Abbott is.

“time to get rid of murderers”

Since: Dec 07

roswell

#6 Apr 6, 2008
time for the menatl home for this one. how could you forgive someone for killing, nowonder he did it i can only imagne how he was raised.
"ohh honey, it's ok to kill, mommy will forgive you"
sheshark

Anchorage, AK

#7 Apr 6, 2008
lots of parents are saying the same thing to their children in Iraq.

“time to get rid of murderers”

Since: Dec 07

roswell

#8 Apr 7, 2008
sheshark wrote:
lots of parents are saying the same thing to their children in Iraq.
i think iraq is a different storie compared to killing family memebers there is a big difference
sheshark

Anchorage, AK

#9 Apr 22, 2008
its all killing
Erica Marie

Wauna, WA

#10 May 12, 2008
I think Sitka in general needs to reform as a community. Many people are suppressed, ruined by gossip, not much employment opportunities, a place more bars than churches and rampid drug abuse. You make one mistake in this society and you are ruined forever. There seems to be a lot of child abuse/ neglect in the past. I guess a person can only take so much of "Sitka being in Sitka' Its a power thing, once the abused struggles for power or grows up, this happens, they freak out violently and finally " this child within does"
Erica Marie

Wauna, WA

#11 May 12, 2008
End violence in Sitka against personal whether or not they are worthy in your book, nobody deserves to die, be raped, beat, If you have a history and you experience violence "it's o.k." she's just 'drunk" then its o.k. in Sitka. until it happens to you

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Alaska Communications Systems Group Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Eli Lilly pays $15 million to settle Alaska's Z... (Mar '08) Aug '13 Nathan 3
News Lilly Settles Alaska Suit Over Zyprexa -New Yor... (Mar '08) Aug '13 Gill 2
News Rep. Don Young blasts federal regulations, intr... (Apr '10) Apr '10 Roger Ford 1
News Discrimination lawsuit - KTVA (Apr '08) May '09 Dawn 7
News Canada Metal Mining Exploration kicks off 2008 ... (May '08) Nov '08 Bryce 3
News WWII memorial defaced in Alaska (Mar '08) Oct '08 SPC Lee 3
News Tower to expand cell coverage (Jul '08) Jul '08 Tundra0 1
More from around the web