Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Guy Heinze Jr. and the Motive
This is the case in which I first wrote that it was a shooting. Of course I wasn't the only one to say that, in fact I linked to the news outlet which reported it that way. Nevertheless, a few of the commenters took me to task for that, so I made a couple attempts to edit the original post. I think those guys focus on the gun too much. What do you think?
This CNN video describes the investigation into this horrific crime and the ultimate arrest of the eldest son. He's denying it all. Why do they always do that? Is the spontaneous dishonesty and convincing lying lost in comparison the bigger crimes? Do you think these murderers who lie about their actions were already practiced liars before killing? Or did they learn to do it quickly when arrested.
As Raskolnikov described himself , maybe Guy Heinze Jr. was "shattered by poverty." Or maybe he thought he was one of the "extraordinary" people for whom the rules don't count.
What's your opinion? Could there be any mitigating circumstances in a crime like this? The CNN announcer emphasized that $25,000 was a lot of money to these people. What if it were only $20, or much more, say $1M, would that change anything?
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