I find it overwhelmingly annoying having to tug three children around all the time. I mean, after all- I too have a life, and just why on earth should my life be interrupted by the needs of three little heathens, always needing feed, clothed, taken care of. I mean, really... just how am I suppose to do what I want, when they are just so bothersome? And lets not even go into the fact that they are hampering my relationship with my boyfriend.
Perhaps not word for word what Amanda Hamm thought, but I'm betting it's close enough to count.
December 2006, I wrote a post about Amanda Hamm, her willful neglect of her children and her willing participation in their murder- all because she felt they were an inconvenience to her lifestyle. At that time, she was sentenced to 10 years in prison in Illinois, because the judge found her to be just about half guilty of the drowning deaths of her three children- 6-year-old Christopher Hamm, 3-year-old Austin Brown and 23-month-old Kyleigh Hamm. I firmly believed that 10 years was not enough to serve as justice for the lives that were stolen, 10 years was not long enough to be considered punishment for a woman who would put her children into a car and allow that car to sink into a lake- taking with it the last moments of the lives of those children. And, to this day I still believe that ten years is nothing short of a slap in the face to the victims, putting a price of just three years and four months as the value of each life the child could be living today.
And then, today I read a disturbing article about Hamm, and about just what the real value of those children's lives are according to the state of Ill. Amanda Hamm was released from prison, not even having served a full two years. 21 months total time since she was found guilty, which breaks down to just around 7 months per child. This disgrace on humanity actually spent more time pregnant with each of these children than she did serving time for their murders. Oh, but wait. It's actually worse than that. You see, she was found guilty 21 months ago- but didn't start serving her sentence until 14 months ago... so that's about 4, almost 5 months per murdered child. Is this really what they consider justice in Illinois?