Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide

Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide

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Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide by RJ Parker

Warning: Content contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for all readers.

Filicide is the intended act of parents killing their children. The act is also regarded as an offence since it amounts to murder. It appears to very unnatural for a parent to end the life of his child. As much as this appears to be inhumane and unimaginable, there are some parents who kill their offspring.

We consider mothers to hold the highest status in our lives. For a son, there is no greater being on this planet than his mother. She gives birth to the child, cares for him when he is at his most vulnerable stage, unable to eat or drink, and she feeds him her own milk. Suffice to say, the role of a mother is one that cannot be explained properly in words. What she does for her child is the real example of true love; she does everything for him, without ever wanting anything back.

The case files in this book, go against everything we have been taught and have learned. We perceive mothers to be the epitome of care and support, yet mankind teaches us cruel lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494787066
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/28/2014
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LeeRyder1 More than 1 year ago
"Mother is the name of God on the Lips and the Hearts of all children." This quote from the movie The Crow played in my head several times as I was reading this book. This is a chilling look into the world of Filicide, or killing of children by a parent. This book left me with nightmares galore as I lost a child to SIDS. All of RJ's books are chilling and recount the story as best as he can with the information he's able to obtain. While he only touches and breaks the surface of what were in depth investigation into the tragic deaths of these children he paints a picture in your mind of the scene of the crime and the events leading up to them in a factual manner. He does tell us his opinions on it as concisely as possible however he keeps mostly to the facts as they are printed in the police records. If you are into true crime novels you would definitely enjoy this book.
J-WURTZLER More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and it is honestly my favorite RJ PARKER book yet! Most (not all) of the stories I had already heard of, BUT I hadn’t heard all the details included in this book. My paper edition is 195+ pages filled with info on the parent’s backgrounds and lifestyles which is very helpful in understanding WHY filicide can and does happen. As a mother it was hard to understand how someone can hurt an innocent child, let alone their own child. As I read on (and this is NO excuse for their actions) it was a tad easier to see how depression and mental illness can play such a big part in these murderous acts. Sad situations and outcomes, may all these babies RIP.
Alexandra_L More than 1 year ago
Wow! What a great read!! Yes the content is a little tough to swallow,but I love crime stories the most when they are true. When an author can give you goosebumps and make you feel like you are apart of the cases,that is genius and what this author accomplished! I can not wait to read all the other books from R.J. Parker and what he has in store for us next! I am definitely recommending this book to all my family and friends!! 
HeatherDawn More than 1 year ago
There is a fascination in this country, and most of the world for that matter, regarding murder.  How it happens, when it happens and WHY it happens.  When that homicide is in fact, filicide – or the killing of a child by his or her own parent – then that fascination takes on a morbid, yet compelling drive.  We stand riveted to the TV screen and the papers, watching the stories unfold before our eyes.  We are horrified, yet spellbound, unable to look away as the details and possible reasons spill forth. “Parents Who Killed Their Children” by R.J. Parker takes that horrific desire to know, to understand, and condenses it into an easy read format.  10 of the most history grabbing cases in recent years are highlighted in every gory detail, both what was in the press and further information that might have come out after the cases.  In one or two the guilt is still suspect, but Parker takes no sides – the cases are presented as is, take them as you will.   This is an incredibly hard book to read, though one that you can’t help but pick up.  As a parent myself, there were numerous times I swallowed hard and set my Kindle down, horrified and sick to my stomach at the thought that anyone…much less a mother… could commit such a crime against her own offspring.   I do not want to like this book, the content is disturbing and realizing the truth of it even more so.  That said, the writing is superb and the non-judgmental tone of the pages impressive.  Parker did a remarkable job compiling the research that has gone into this work, and the coverage of possible mental illness and strong correlation to Post Partum Depression admirable.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a Crime Scene Investigator, I'm always interested in crime books. Although this book is about parents who kill their children, it was extremely interesting and well-written. A lot of authors add  unnecessary extra information for dramatics, but this author did not do this. He talks about the perpetrator and their history,  their crime and the facts of the case, and the aftermath/trial. As I'm reading, I actually have a visual in my head of what's happening in the book. This is because of Parker's writing style. Although I was familiar with most of the cases in this book, there were some I had not hear about. I recommend this to anyone who has an interest in psychology, criminology, anyone in law enforcement, or for anyone who just wants to try to understand what would make a parent murder their own child(ren). It was very interesting, enlightening, and a good read. I have just ordered RJ Parker's Serial Killers book.
punkrockerpoet09 More than 1 year ago
This Isn't My First RJ Parker Book, And Of Couse Won't Be My Last. I Finally Finished This Book And Must Say It Was Very Good, Just Like All His Work. Horrible That This Stuff Had To Happen For There To Even Be A Book. I Like The Descriptiveness And How He Wrote About How The Community Took The Impact. Very Well Researched Book. My Heart Really Feels For The Families Left To Deal With This Mess. Just Awful But I Do Like Reading About Stuff Like This. Learning What All Things Can Happen In The World. Glad I Found An Author I Can Go To, That Will Write About It How Things Are. Not Sugarcoat Things And Make It Sound Like Its Not Bad.
charlotteellis More than 1 year ago
This was a great and insightful read. As a mother myself I couldn't imagine harming my children. Unfortunately, some of these women were suffering from some sort of pyschosis but others.weren't.  Once I started reading I couldn't stop until I finished the book. Thank you to the author Mr RJ Parker for an excellent read!
DarleneH More than 1 year ago
I had heard of most of these cases but learned a lot more about them from reading this great book. Thanks RJ keep up the good work!
ladyvader More than 1 year ago
Another Great Book from RJ Parker! If you like True Crime, read it!