moms of the alleged teenage murderers in the news lately
I'm sure many of you have heard by now that a 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the murder of Jessica Ridgeway in Colorado.
And in New Jersey, two teenage brothers were arrested and charged with the murder of a 12-year-old girl whose bike they apparently wanted to steal.
In both cases, it was the suspects' own mothers who ended up turning their sons in to police.
It is instinctive to feel sympathy and grief for the family of the victims, of course. That goes without saying. But I find myself wondering about how these mothers must feel, calling the cops to tell them that their own child is a murderer.
Is this something you think about? Can you imagine being in their shoes?