Op een forum voor ouders die hun kind verloren hebben vonden we dit trieste verhaal over een buurman die een kind vermoordt nadat hij haar met een rokende sigaret betrapt had.
Al eerder verhaalden we op deze site over de uitwassen die de anti-roken campagnes in landen als de VS en Canada op individuen hebben. Nog niet lang geleden werd in Florida een kind doodgeslagen omdat het verdacht werd van het leveren van sigaretten aan een broer van de moordenaar.
Regretfully, my last words to my 12 year old daughter were not as happy as some of these here. We had a fight. Sorta. My neighbor had caught her and his daughter smoking cigarettes. He and I had a fight because he was blaming it on her and naturally right or wrong you defend your child. After he left I went to her room. There was no yelling. I was very calm. I simply told her she was grounded. She said I know. I told her to go to sleep and we would talk about it tomorrow. I was upset but not at her. Disappointed in her not angry. I’m glad I didnt fly off the handle. It was a surprisingly calm conversation. Unfortunately, she didnt wake up in the morning.
The same man that caught her smoking came back during the night, came in her window and murdered her. My other 2 children haven’t gone to bed without hearing I love you since. I have woke them up before to tell them I love you. If I only had the chance to do it over again. I would have still grounded her but I would have made sure she knew it was because I loved her.
In Memory of C.J.W.