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Dad Executes Teen Son

Posted by on Jun. 21, 2014 at 6:44 PM
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Was this killing morally justified? Would you understand and support your husband/SO in a situation like this? 


Teen Confesses To Molesting Sister, Dad Executes Him

A 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father in an execution style killing spent the last moments of his life pleading, "No, Daddy! No!"

Jamar Pinkney Jr. was shot in the head Monday by his 37-year-old father, Jamar Pinkney Sr., who allegedly made the teen strip his clothes off and kneel in a vacant lot before he was killed by a single bullet.

The boy's mother, Lazette Cherry, told the Detroit Free Press that Pinkney Sr., showed up at her Highland Park, Mich., home after she told him that their son had made a startling confession.

According to Cherry, the 15-year-old had admitted to having "inappropriate contact" with his 3-year-old half sister.

"I called and told his father this isn't something you sweep under the rug," Cherry, who was unable to be reached by ABCNews.com, told the paper.

Pinkney Sr. began by pistol whipping his son in the living room where the teen lived with his mother before taking him outside, despite Cherry's pleas to stop.

The father marched the naked boy into the lot and made him kneel down. As the boy pleaded for his life and his distraught mother looked on, Pinkney Sr. allegedly executed the boy with a shot in the head.

Pinkney Sr. was charged with first degree murder and if convicted, could spend the rest of his life in prison. The judge entered a "not guilty" plea on behalf of Pinkney. He is also charged with three counts of felonious assault and one count of felony firearm.

Video of the arraignment shows a relative of the child being taken out of the court room after screaming "No, no, no," when Pinkney Sr. was led into court.

His lawyer, Corbett O'Meara, called the incident a "devastating tragedy."

"My client is in shock and in mourning, but is hopeful that his family will be able to come out of this in as whole a state as possible," said O'Meara.

O'Meara said that Pinkney Sr., who turned himself into authorities, had no previous criminal history and had worked "for years" as a letter carrier for the United States Post Office.

"No individual has the right to exact the death penalty on another no matter how reprehensible the behavior," prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. "That is why we have laws."

O'Meara told ABCNews.com that he hopes Worthy will "realize the case is far from straight forward" and requires something "other than the most aggressive" punishment.

And even though Pinkney Sr. had never been diagnosed with mental health problems, O'Meara said that if the allegations of the murder are true, "there must be issues with his mental health."

Meanwhile, the community where the child was raised is mourning the loss of a boy they say was known by friends as "teddy bear."

Volunteers at the high school where Pinkney Jr. was a sophomore said the teen was "always smiling," according to The Detroit News.

The principal at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Deborah Jenkins, told the paper that Pinkney Jr. was "well-liked" and that the school community has been "shaken badly" by his death.

"He was articulate. He passed his courses with A's, B's and C's. Everyone knew him to be a nice, quiet boy," said Jenkins.


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UPDATE:  Jamar Pinkney Sr. was lit up at sentencing yesterday. He received a sentence of 37 to 80 years, meaning he won't be eligible for parole until 2046. His lawyer plans to appeal. Read the full story after the jump...

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It's still not clear what Jamar Pinkney Jr. did to his 3-year-old sister. But his dad thought it was enough to make him dead.
You may recall his sad, sad case from back in November. Jamar Pinkney Jr., a 15-year-old boy from Highland Park, Michigan, had confessed to improperly touching his 3-year-old sister, though what that involved remains unclear.

His mother, Lazette Cherry, says he only admitted to "humping on" the child, whatever that means. Either way, no one says it was close to rape.

But Lazette figured she better inform the boy's father, Jamar Sr. And that's when things went very bad.

He arrived at the home and questioned his son. At first, Jamar Jr. denied doing anything. But he eventually confessed to some form of molestation. Mom seemed to believe his acts weren't altogether terrible. Dad had other ideas. 

Jamar Sr. forced his son to strip naked. Then he marched him at gunpoint to a vacant lot next door. He told the boy to get on his knees. As Jamar Jr. pleaded with his dad, Jamar Sr. shot him in the head, killing him.

Yesterday, a jury convicted 38-year-old Jamar Sr. of second-degree murder. He faces up to life in prison, though he'll still maintain the possibility of parole.


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leksismommy
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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It takes serious guts to admit something like that. No wonder pedophiles don't seek help. There are pedophiles that never act on their urges and struggle in silence, they're afraid to seek help.
This boy admitted it, huge needed professional help not a bullet to the head.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM
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I don't think he should have shot him but I would imagine he was under a lot of stress. I can't even imagine that kind of horror. Molestation, murder, a trial. I feel worst for the mother having to bear that all and help her daughter all while keeping the family running.

There is no cure for pedophilia. It's a sexual compulsion at the core of who they are. I'm not a violent person but even I don't know how I would react in that situation. I remember a while back a man beat a pedophile to death because he caught him trying to molest his daughter and the jury let him off free.
FromAtoZ
by Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:14 PM
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That is disgusting.

Seems to me the issues that 15 year old boy had stemmed from his parents.


FromAtoZ
by Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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We only have the word of the mother that this boy confessed.

And mom watched this, did nothing to try to stop it?

Jukebox_Jenny
by Silver Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM
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Are you seriously asking if this was justified??
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:16 PM
This. The dad still had no right to take justice into his own hands like this

Quoting Anonymous: I don't think he should have shot him but I would imagine he was under a lot of stress. I can't even imagine that kind of horror. Molestation, murder, a trial. I feel worst for the mother having to bear that all and help her daughter all while keeping the family running.

There is no cure for pedophilia. It's a sexual compulsion at the core of who they are. I'm not a violent person but even I don't know how I would react in that situation. I remember a while back a man beat a pedophile to death because he caught him trying to molest his daughter and the jury let him off free.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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If the 15 yr old were 10 yrs older lots of people would think the dad was justified.

zoegirlsmom
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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I can't imagine as a Mother watching someone execute my son, I would have thrown myself on him, in front of him or anything to stop it. Period. 

malibucj
by Platinum Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM
I think the boy needed professional help and not shot. While what he done can't be ignored...it sounds like he was seeking help by admitting what he had done.
bluebunnybabe
by Ruby Member on Jun. 21, 2014 at 7:20 PM
It says he confessed to his mother who called his father.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

We only have the word of the father that this boy confessed.

And mom watched this, did nothing to try to stop it?

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