I was wondering if I would post again and why.
The "why" is a news article that I read moments ago. It saddens me and outrages me. I am raging.
An 8 year old girl was kidnapped from a Walmart in Florida on Friday. The suspect had been released from jail on May 31. A registered sex offender, his recent offense had been impersonating an official and "aggravated child abuse by willful torture."
The mother and daughter met the suspect at a nearby Dollar Store. He offered to buy clothing for them at Walmart. After 2 hours in Walmart, the suspect said he would buy them hamburgers. He left Walmart with the girl and drove away with her in his van. The mother called the police and said that her daughter had been kidnapped. On Saturday, the suspect was apprehended and held without bail. The charge was changed from kidnapping to murder later the day when the girl's body was found at a church 4 miles away from the Walmart.
There is nothing really to say about this. One wonders about the mother. Is she mentally incompetent? Was she on drugs. What does it take for a woman to go with a stranger to go shopping for clothing for herself and her 8 year old daughter? What does it take for a women to allow her 8 year old daughter within the reach of such a stranger?
Such a heartbreaking story.
It's been a long time from when I last posted. Most of my on-line friends no long maintain their blogs. Three of them do so. I hope one or two drop by and share their comments. I don't know why except that right now - in The City alone to catch a couple operas and meet my son for lunch on Monday - I feel alone with this awful awful event .