So, I'm watching Channel 7's news, and Gail Pennybacker is talking about the Georgetown Law school professor who killed his 12-yar-old son before taking his own life last night.
[UPDATE: He was a George Mason professor, as noted by a commenter].
The ABC written story can be found here. Also, you can see the video from a link at that site.
At the end of her story, all of which was focused on there being two "victims" of this shooting, she said the police would look carefully at recent events to "determine what could have provoked Dr. Lash to take such a desperate action".
I can think of a lot of words to use to describe his action. Criminal, Vile, Abhorent, Mindless, Evil, Inexplicable, and Cowardly, to name a few. But not "desperate". Desperate sounds like he had no choice, and simple made a wrong decision trying to get out of a tragic situation. Again, as if he was as much of a victim as his son.
This was a tragedy -- a well-educated man killed his son in cold blood, and then killed himself rather than standing up and accepting responsibility for his despicable act. But I have no sympathy for the father -- killing your son is never an acceptable solution, no matter how often the pro-"choice" crowd tells the nation that children who aren't perfect should be killed for their own good.