Virginia woman gets 18 years for killing mother

56422743a6160.imageA nineteen year old woman shot and killed her mother on Black Friday back in 2013.  She told authorities that she planned to kill herself but then thought that her mother would be too upset.  So instead she turned the gun on her bedridden mother and killed her instead.  After the event, she sent her father a text that she had killed her mother.  The father, Donald Hutson, thought she was joking at first until he viewed the photo and realized that his daughter had actually killed his wife.  One of the most disturbing facts from the story is that when Rachel Hutson aimed the gun at her mom she thought she was joking.  The mother said that she would certainly get in trouble as soon as her father got home.  That was definitely an understatement.

The fact that a child could actually kill their parent in cold blood is extremely disturbing on many levels.  This child obviously had psychological issues going on in order to commit such an act.  I know that she stated to the court that she was intending to kill herself which in itself is a serious red flag for depression or mental illness.  She told the judge that she had been feeling depressed for as long as she could remember.  Rachel took care of her 58-year-old bedridden mother for several years.

I find it hard to believe that a person at the age of nineteen doesn’t just develop this kind of thinking out of the blue.  These kinds of feelings and thoughts have to originate from somewhere.  Whether it be genetic or due to her home life was never determined.  Rachel did say that she was depressed but you can’t use that as an excuse to commit first degree murder.  If that were the case than there would be many more murders on a daily basis.  Parents also need to keep an eye on their kids well-being.  I am sure that Rachel showed many signs of depression while caring for her mother.  As a teenager, you should not be expected to be the primary caregiver for your parent.  They are supposed to take care of the child not the other way around.

I do agree that this woman needs to pay for her consequences but imprisoning her isn’t going to fix it.  They need to come up with a way to treat these mentally ill people and try to better them for when they do enter back into society.  This girl is obviously mentally ill and should be getting treatment.  Prison alone will only hide the problem and even make it worse.  I have had dealt with bouts of depression myself and no one can understand the state that your mind is in unless you have been there yourself.  It can sometime be an out-of-body experience that you can only get through by talking with someone or in some cases being prescribed medication.

Mental illness has been an ongoing issue especially in these types of murders and we as a nation need to do more to help those people who struggle with it.  If you ever notice or suspect anyone of havingLogo suicidal thoughts please don’t be afraid to report it. We all as a society should look out for one another and try to help when we can.

Jamie Lee Curtis recreates Psycho scene and shows her Family Values

One of the greatest scenes in horror movie history is the infamous shower scene from Psycho.  Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock made one of the scariest scenes in movie history.  What was one of the amazing things about it was that Hitchcock was able to scare his audience without all the hoopla of special effects.  The scene was in black and white and didn’t display a lot of gore like most movies now do.  If you have never seen it check out the clip below.  Continue reading “Jamie Lee Curtis recreates Psycho scene and shows her Family Values”

School Killing Outbreaks

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Over the past couple months pasted across our television screens have been a multitude of school shootings/killings.  Since Columbine, this has been a topic of conversation and we are still dealing with this issue some 20 years later.  Schools have added security guards and metal detectors but still the events have continued.  The latest outbreak was at the University of California where a student attacked another student with a hunting knife.  The attacker, Faisal Mohammad, also stabbed three other students in his rampage.  The numerous items that were found in his belongings were very disturbing.  Mohammad’s backpack contained zip-tie handcuffs, petroleum jelly, a night scope, and a hammer to break windows.  This attack like so many was clearly well planned. Continue reading “School Killing Outbreaks”

Cavaliers 2015-16 Season

Cleveland Cavaliers have already started their season off with a bang.  J R Smith and Kyrie Irving have been benched due to their injuries.  Is this season going to be the same as last or can the Cavs stay healthy enough to make it all the way this year?  Lebron James and Kevin Love have shown a strong presence on the court thus far after an unimpressive season opening game.  The Cavs are on a three game streak but can they keep it up?  Let us know in the poll below if you think the Cavaliers have what it takes to make it all the way to the finals.

Review of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The creators of Paranormal Activity have done it again!  In the latest sequel to this horror series we are introduced to a family of three who have currently moved into their new house.  Ryan and Emily Fleege and their seven-year old daughter Leila are portrayed as the all American family.  At the start of the movie the family has a couple of guests that come to stay with them and that’s when the fun begins.  Ryan and his brother find an old movie camera when they are cleaning out a room of the house.  They discover many old VHS tapes that were made from the old camera and decide to watch them.  On the tapes are old footage of people who used to live in their house doing rituals.  They soon discover that when they use the camera to film at the house that they can see weird shapes and ghost like images.  Meanwhile, Ryan and Emily’s daughter Leila has developed an imaginary friend named Jacob who seems to be reeking havoc on the household. Continue reading “Review of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”