Wednesday 25 April 2018

David Coleman: These are kind of deaths that leave us feeling numbest of all

'Filicide' beggars belief, but research has shown there are typical circumstances in which it happens, writes David Coleman

Murders happen on an almost daily basis in Ireland. We can become somewhat inured to the horror of killing. But if a parent kills his or her own child, it is always shocking.

For parents, especially, it is mystifying and distressing to read about another parent who, seemingly, kills their child or children.

The act of killing your own child seems so alien a concept that it beggars belief.

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