Jamar Pinkney Sr. gets up to 80 years...

Jamar Pinkney Sr. gets up to 80 years in prison for shooting son in the head

There are 222 comments on the Ann Arbor News story from Apr 15, 2010, titled Jamar Pinkney Sr. gets up to 80 years in prison for shooting son in the head. In it, Ann Arbor News reports that:

A Detroit area father who shot his 15-year-old son to death after the teen admitted molesting a 3-year-old girl has received 37 to 80 years in prison.

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Keith

Lawrenceville, GA

#84 Aug 11, 2010
SAMBO NYC wrote:
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Bubba you are one ignorant individual to disregard a man who in a fit of rage and in between a rock and a hard place--being dually vested in the interest of two significant people (his children) in his life--lost control and shot his son. What would you have done differently if you were faced with a similar situation? Your mouth is just in motion because you lack the ability to think critically about another individuals misfortune of having lost control. As for the "bad news" comment you posted, you're what I consider a "cell gangster." You talk a good one, but I'm sure in that part of town you would not have to be sold "if the price is right" because you'll give yourself up for free.
How critically do you have to think about the situation? The father proved beyond a reasonable doubt that he was only vested in one child's life, as one of his children is now cold and in the ground. How critical are you thinking? His father killing that boy would not have taken away what was already done. As for the reality of the situation...there is someone waiting for him in prison. I am sure he will suffer the same as his son did...and maybe even as his daughter did. What I find disgusting is Americans have really concluded into thinking that killing is the answer to everything. We are the most ignorant culture of people exiting on this earth today. Think critically?! Right!
Beentherelivedth at

Richmond, VA

#85 Aug 11, 2010
I have been molested as a child and I am not a loon. I have learned how to deal with what happen and moved on. I do not fell like Jamar Jr. was right by touching his sister, but I will not side with a father killing his child on these grounds. This 3yr old child will overcome this issue, but how will she feel when she learn that her brother was killed because for her and her father is in prison because he did it.
Keith

Lawrenceville, GA

#86 Aug 11, 2010
Dracula wrote:
The son got exactly what he deserved. Too bad Daddy was not a better shot. Pedophiles deserve to be buried up to their necks and have their heads repeatedly run over with a lawn mower.
You are a idiot...and probably a postal worker too. Repeated pedophiles should be executed. However, this little boy was 15 yrs old. He was a child himself. Most children hurt in the same manner in which they have been hurt. No one in that family, not even his father, will know why he had the urge to molest his sister. Its not like he molested a child that he did not know...it was his sister. It is my belief that someone in that family has done the same thing to him (jr.). You would benefit from reading!
RIPBrandi2007

Cranford, NJ

#87 Aug 11, 2010
nanjan wrote:
After watching this trial and listening very careful to everything the parents of Jr. said, listening to the mother of the little girl, I came to the realization that mom of the victim is evil, she egged him on she too has blood on her hands.
When the peditrician wanted to talk with the child about the incident, the mother refused to allow this to happen stating she did not want the child to keep talking about the event. My opinion, the child should have talked to the doctor explaining what happened the best she could but the mother feared something, I am not sure what but any mother would have been more than willing to allow a medical professional to talk to the child to see what the child is saying. Mom is hiding something and she should be on trial as well as the father that killed his son.
Sadly, this young boy told the truth, did not hide what he did, and was murdered in cold blood for telling the truth. What kind of message does this give our youth? Lie, Lie, Lie..
My heart goes out to the boys mother and family. She tried her best to do the right thing never thinking her son would be murdered in such a horrific way. She will forever live with that vision for the rest of her days. I am sure she regrets telling the boys father the truth and trying to help her son get the help he needed.
I do not condone what Jr. did, he needed help but to put him in the category as a life long rapist is wrong. He had a loving mother, aunts, and grandmother who were going to help him understand this was wrong and of course the law would have punished him as well.
I could only hope the father does not get out of prison. He is a cold blooded murderer, who took his only son, beat him, stripped him naked, marched him outside the house to the open lot, and shot him in the face while the son is begging for his life. NO way should this monster get out of jail.
As far as the little girl is concerned, the mother states she is in counseling, she states there is more to the story than we know but refuses to state what the issues are, leaving a huge doubt in my mind this woman is telling the truth about most of what happened. I am not trying to diminish the seriousness of this event but mom is hiding something and GOD knows what that is. She will be held accountable in the highest court in the universe and I hope she comes clean before that day of judgment.
Justice for Jamar Jr..... May you rest in peace we all forgive you for what happened and bless you for telling the truth. You are a brave soul to admit to your parents what happened and God forgave you...
One concern that I have is why did Jamars mother let Jamar Sr. beat on her son and let him strip down naked and take him out to the field and not call 911. I heard them say that there were a few family members on the scene or arriving on the scene, yet noone called for help before Jamar Jr. got shot. If you think about it, between the punching and the striping down in the house there was plenty of time to get police out there, and maybe,just maybe this boy would be alive and getting the help he needed...
Beentherelivedth at

Richmond, VA

#88 Aug 11, 2010
I have been molested as a child and I am not a loon. I have learned how to deal with what happen and moved on. I do not fell like Jamar Jr. was right by touching his sister, but I will not side with a father killing his child on these grounds. This 3yr old child will overcome this issue, but how will she feel when she learn that her brother was killed for her by her father is in prison because he did it.
Joyce

Morgantown, WV

#89 Aug 11, 2010
MADNESS wrote:
I don't feel sorry for the boy,at 15 years old he know what he was doing.My cousin was 14 years old when he molested his own 7 year old neice, his sister nor mother or father did anything about it,thinking he would grow out of it.He's a grown man now,he's in jail for molesting a 6 year old.They don't change,when they start out young,they continue when they old,the boys father took one less "molester"out of this world.
First of all!!! I dont believe a 3 year old said all them details that they claim she used! 3 years old??? Freakin please no 3year old uses the word penis vagina panties. I think the dad did it and used the son as an escape goat.
Keith

Lawrenceville, GA

#90 Aug 11, 2010
cember wrote:
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no child molester CAN BE HELPED..once you sexually touch a child..you reach the point of no return...may they all rot in hell :)
And that must be your professional psychological opinion. Oh no its not! You would benefit from attending psychology courses. Rehabilitation is always possible....its up to the individual. Cut we will never know because Jr. is dead. Takes it from a Psychological professional. Idiot!
jodala

United States

#91 Aug 11, 2010
I live in Detroit and when I first seen this i couldn't beleive this guy would do that. I have three boys all teenagers and a 5 yr girl i couldn't imagine what i would do if that happen to her. But what I know wouldn't happen is killing my own flesh and blood. I beleive that Jamar Sr. was trying to please his daughter mother because she told him he wasn't a man so he had to prove to her was. Wow a real man and father wouldn't done nothin like that
Angela

Fort Lee, NJ

#92 Aug 11, 2010
Ms Deagle wrote:
One more thing too, Know this was an other wise great kid, If I had been the mother i would be dead too because there is no way in the world, I would have let my only child be held at gun point without getting in the way. At some point there would have been one hell of a struggle....I just had to say this.
Except for the fact that he raped a 3 year old, such a great kid. you are nuts.

Since: Jul 08

Palm Beach, FL

#93 Aug 11, 2010
WTF? This father should be given a medal for clearing a bad seed from the planet. I have 4 sons and if anyone of them committed such a horrific act, I would hope that I would have the courage to do the same as he did to his own son. Sterilization for all criminals and their families and then we might clean up the gene pool.
concern parent

Portsmouth, OH

#94 Aug 11, 2010
How can you take karoke or whatever her name is, when she show up to court with her red and a shirt to match. As for the child bein molested and the mother stated she callled an made a doctor appt. the next day at 2:00 pm. Nevcer would have happen to me, I would explain the situation to the receptionist and i would have an appt the next morning. The mother of the child that claims she was molested acted irritaional, go to the childs doctor and get all the facts together. Call the polica and not the crazy baby daddy. This mother knew once she told the father. He was going to kill that boy.
not madness

Garland, TX

#95 Aug 11, 2010
Dear Madness - only those offenders who do not get treatment might go on as adults. Contrary to public belief it is well documented that those in treatment DO NOT continue offending - especially when they are young. This boy was at an age where hormones over-rule brain cells, and at 15 their brains are not even fully deveoloped yet. So educate yourself and stop perpetuating false information.
concern parent

Portsmouth, OH

#96 Aug 11, 2010
what 3 year old uses such vulgart language, she must be watching a lot MTV. This 3 year old must not play with other kids her age.
Fran

Las Vegas, NV

#97 Aug 11, 2010
Strange. And very, very sad, but also a sign of the times: parents hating their children and vice versa. Does anyone know anything about Sr's state of mind, prior to the murder? Was he having financial problems, love life out-of-whack, unfulfilling work, etc? Something precipitated these deeds. This simply isn't rational. This type of hate stems from somewhere (like hell) or Sr. simply is a demonic person. What type of man kills his own flesh and blood and then says, "Die mutha------, die"? He'd better pray hard for forgiveness, but while he's on this side of the judgment, he needs to be in a maximum security prison, with hardened criminals, where they'll march his butt out into the yard, naked. I'd like to see the expression on his face if something like that happens to him. He won't be so cool, then.
cpt454

Tacoma, WA

#98 Aug 11, 2010
you totally missed it!!!!! Although JR was guilty, it WAS NOT seniors role to carry out judgment. Get educated on the judicial system!!!!
MADNESS wrote:
I don't feel sorry for the boy,at 15 years old he know what he was doing.My cousin was 14 years old when he molested his own 7 year old neice, his sister nor mother or father did anything about it,thinking he would grow out of it.He's a grown man now,he's in jail for molesting a 6 year old.They don't change,when they start out young,they continue when they old,the boys father took one less "molester"out of this world.
Nikki

Pasadena, TX

#99 Aug 11, 2010
I am concerned after watching the portion where Monique Cherry is on the phone with the host after the trial to update everyone. She states during the call, "that Karonne Ivey wanted to call the police over what? It was just humping." I think that she is downplaying her son's action by saying it is "just humping". I think that in order to truly help her son she should have acknowledged that this behavior is not normal and needed to be addressed as though it could potentially escalate into predatory behavior, because without help it could very well develope into that behavior. Again I in no way agree with what the father did. I think that in order to get help for her son his mother needed to realize that a 15 year old "just humping" a 3 year old is not okay and should not be downplayed. My son is 12 and if he exibits this behavior(after having himself been molested by his grandmother) I will recognize the seriousness of the situation and take steps to prevent him from hurting other people through counseling and if necessary incarceration. I would not downplay what happens or make excuses for him because this has happened to him. If anything I feel as a victim of this crime he should have empathy for others and not want to cause others the pain he himself has endured. I would love and support my son but I will not allow him to create other victims. I would not kill him either. I would allow the justice system to do it's job and walk through his punishment in hopes that he would become a better person. If he continued that behavior after incarceration I would wholly support the justice system taking his freedom away for life. Just because he is my son does not excuse his behavior. He must be made to be responsible for his actions and not have them downplayed, but I do not think that murdering him is the answer either. God bless.
Investigativelaw

Brooklyn, NY

#100 Aug 11, 2010
This may well be the case. It would explain his disproportionate and premeditated rage.
Tony wrote:
I heard one interesting comment on the situation. The person said maybe the 15 year old had been molested by Jamar SR. when he was younger and learned the behavior from him. Historically, this pattern is quite common. Then the theory continues that the father was afraid that the kid would reveal his past during therapy or questioning about the three year old. Therefore, the older man melted down.
cpt454

Tacoma, WA

#101 Aug 11, 2010
justice will be done hopefully when jamar sr enters prison.....inmates just love those who harm kids.
Victoria

Fort Worth, TX

#102 Aug 11, 2010
Was the girl really molested? Because the ER doctor
said no. So we have a father who took his son life
maybe over a lie. And second of all the Police and
CPS would have been all over that case from the
Children's Hospital.We will never know what happen
if anything at all.The mother of the girl was up to
no good,why was she calling about life insurance
on the dead boy?.I think she pushed the father to
to do something.And with him not loving his son
he took the childs life.But he will have time to
think about what he did.And she will move on with
her life. So one last time was the three year old
half sister Molested????
Fran

Las Vegas, NV

#103 Aug 11, 2010
The sad part of all of this is that, a boy is dead, thanks to his own dad, killed in front of his mom (what devastation). A father has blood on his hands and appears to have no remorse (God resists the proud). Now, a community that is known for having no men, has two fewer, thanks to Sr. It's hard to believe that a man willing submitted himself to the penal system.

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