I can understand people flying into a murderous rage because of anger or jealousy or a whole range of factors that arouse strong passions in someone who does not have proper self control. I can understand them killing the object of their anger and even themselves. Yes, these things are inexcusable but not beyond the bounds of comprehension.
But I don’t think I will ever understand something like this.
Ten-year-old Sara Levy and her 11-year-old brother Yishai were stabbed to death by their Israeli father on June 11 at the moshav in Israel where he lived, just hours after arriving there from America to visit him.
The two children lived in Columbus, Ohio with their mother, Karen Cowgill-Levy, but visited their father twice each year as part of their parents’ divorce agreement.
Her ex-husband reported the murders to police and admitted committing them.
His motive for the killings allegedly was to take revenge on his ex-wife.
What kind of person kills his own children to take revenge on their mother? But unfortunately one reads case after case of people who have separated from their partners and lost custody of their children, killing the children just in order to punish the partner.
But the world is full of people who abuse and even their own children thinking it will advance some perverse goal, like this mother who is charged with deliberately making her son ill and finally killing him so that she could generate posts on her blog and sympathy for herself.