Pfc. Jeffrey Sliker of Fort Drum in New York served his country in Afghanistan. He was wounded in action and received a Purple Heart for his injuries. For that we thank you for your service.
However that does not excuse what he is accused of especially in my cold dead eyes. The 23-year-old Sliker is accused of killing 4-month-old Laurne E. Clark/Mollie E. Sliker by inflicting blunt force trauma to the head. Laurne/Mollie had been with the Slikers since birth and Sliker and his wife were in the process of adopting the baby.
According to police the injuries were inflicted on the baby around 6am last Wednesday. However emergency workers weren’t called to the house until almost 2pm that day. By that time the baby was already dead. Sliker has allegedly admitted to killing the baby but no motive has been discussed to my knowledge.
Sliker’s brother believes it had something to do with Sliker’s combat service…
“He might have had a nightmare and unfortunately he took it out — not that he took it out on her — it happened with her being there,” Jim Sliker told WNYF-TV outside the courthouse.
Police state otherwise…
Lt. Derrigo acknowledged a rash of recent crimes in the county, including four robberies, has been committed by service members.
“I don’t think you can attribute it to the military,” he said. “I think the crimes are mostly related to population growth.”
I don’t know about that either but what do you expect from Barney Fifes?
Anyway stories like this really get to me for the simple reason that not only am I adopted but so is my brother and so is my wife. To adopt a child from within the US is not the simplest or cheapest procedure in the world. Not to mention that in my opinion it’s an even more of a blessed event than birth itself since it is giving a child who may not have had the best of lives a better chance at life.
So it literally galls me when some violent assclown goes through all this time and money to take someone special into their lives only to end their life before it had a chance to really even start.
And I doubt it had anything to do with combat or population growth. It was more than likely the usual excuses of the baby wouldn’t stop crying or some bullshit like that.
Monsters who kill their adopted children should receive double sentences since they gave someone a second chance only to violently take it away from them again.
Thanks to my lovely and talented wife Jade for the tip.