August 20, 2005

Why Kill Them?

During the months of May, June, July and August there have been many reports of women missing. Since I am from Philadelphia, people who are missing from Philadelphia are the ones that interest me the most. The three main missing females in Philadelphia are: Latoyia Figueroa, and Danielle Imbo, and Taneke Daniels. The only case that recently got solved was Latoyia Figueroa's. Police have charged her ex-boyfriend, Steven Poaches, with her murder. The two other cases are still unsolved and police have no lead. The most popular missing persons case as of right now is Natalee Holloway. Holloway is from Alabama, who went missing in Aruba.
I believe that Natalee, Danielle, and Taneke are all to be believed dead. I just do not know why their killers had to kill them.

In the cases of Figueroa and Holloway, both suspects are male. Van der Sloot looks nothing like a criminal and Poaches looks like a typical "inner-city" guy. Since I grew up in South Philly, I have seen more than I should have. Now, with the National News reporting women missing and most suspects are male, I feel like I can't trust anyone, especially men. Poaches killed his ex-girlfriend because he messed up. He got two girls pregnant at the same time and felt like he needed to get rid of one. Who gives that guy the right? They should charge that guy with double murder and kill him before he has the chance to think about what he did. And Melvin Figueroa called Poaches that "gentlemen". He should have been called much worse. But why did he have to kill her? She wasn't threatening his life or putting his baby's life in danger. This is just a guy that totally crossed the line and killed not one, but two innocent people, and one was His unborn child.

Same thing for Natalee, but police have not charged Van der Sloot with Natalee's murder, but I am. I feel like he killed her either by himself or he helped his friends. Now, I know that this is going to sound harsh, but I mean it in the best possible way. I want to know why Van der Sloot had to kill her? Why couldn't he just rape her and leave? Both scenarios are horrible, but I'm just trying to figure out why they felt they had to kill them. Why couldn't Van der Sloot take what he wanted and leave. Since Natalee did not know him before that night, there couldn't have been anything that made him so angry, angry enough to kill her. Why couldn't Poaches accept his responsibilty and take care of his child instead of killing him or her? But there are no answers. It's not because Poaches is uneducated and comes from a poor background, because Van der Sloot did the same thing and he was brought up fine. Even Scott Peterson killed his wife and child for no good reason.

I will never have the answer, nor will you. There are horrible crimes that are happening all over the world and there are no explanatiosn to explain them. Point being, even if we killed every person, male or female, who unfairly killed another human being people would still be asking, "Why Kill Them?" As long as there is murder, peoples' families will continue to be torn apart and as much as people wish justice will get done- there will still be a hole in everyones' life of the person who was unfairly taken away from them. And the question that will linger in their minds will be, "Why did he/she feel they had to kill them?"

Posted by GinaBurgese at August 20, 2005 07:35 PM | TrackBack

A question to ask... have more women been victims recently, or are the media simply spending more time reporting on the subject?

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at August 23, 2005 01:26 AM

I believe Taneke's boyfriend had previously been charged with domestic abuse and that he skipped out on a court date the last day Daniel's was seen. As much as I'd love a shocker good ending, I have a feeling she too met an untimely end.

I don't think they have any idea what hapenned to Danielle Imbo & Richard Petrone - but you may want to alter the way you describe the reference to Imbo being dead (it, unintentionally, may be read to imply that since both she and Petrone are missing that he killed her and took off and I don't think there are any theories to that effect).

Latoya Byrd is another missing person who's gotten some attention. She's only 15 - the fact she was wearing clothing that identifies her a Muslim makes me wonder if she was targeted because of her attire.

Dennis: there hasn't been a statistically significant increase in female victims, but the helpless, innocent, affluent white female as a damsel in distress plays well in the press because the media thinks those are the people the public can relate to & reporting those stories will raise their profit margins. .. I mean ratings.

Posted by: ol cranky at August 23, 2005 10:19 PM

I want to ask you how do you think that you know what happened for him to kill that girl. I mean are you close to him? How do you know that she wasn't putting that baby in danger? I mean you are just going off of hear say so you really don't know. I mean it could be something so much deeper that you have no idea about.

Posted by: Sonya at December 27, 2005 03:24 PM

I really think that you don't have the right to say that she wasn't putting his life or the life of the childs in danger cause you really don't know. I mean are you close to him and did you ever actually have a conversation with him? I think not cause if you did you would have found out a little more info on him.

Posted by: Sonya at December 27, 2005 03:30 PM
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