While Chile Rescued Miners, A California Mom Butchered Her Babies

The contrast could not be more dramatic. While Chile was in the process of rescuing 33 trapped miners further north in California a mother stabbed her 3 year old twin daughters to death and then set the house on fire to destroy the evidence.

A California mother accused of stabbing her twin 3-year-old daughters to death before attempting to take her own life and setting fire to her apartment has been arrested. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Monica McCarrick was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder, two counts of child abuse resulting in death and one count each of arson and destruction of evidence.

How come these would be suicides always seem to do a better job at killing their children than themselves? And why, if in the throes of some emotional agony, kill your children in the first place? Take them somewhere safe before you do damage to yourself. They are not at fault.

I don’t understand how people can be so cruel to their own children. But I haven’t, I suppose, plumbed the depths of depravity. Miss McCarrick has, on the other hand, imbibed depravity to the dregs.  And her victims were two little girls.

Such, though, are the contrasts evident in our wicked, depraved, and fallen world.  For every act of heroism and sacrifice there are ten acts of violence and cruelty.

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One thought on “While Chile Rescued Miners, A California Mom Butchered Her Babies

  1. Doug 14 Oct 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Such acts make me want to puke.

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