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Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Maseiken » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:31 am UTC

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And no-one seems to have the slightest clue as to why, certainly not the man himself.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:45 am UTC

'Nother link.

I was wondering how long it would take this to appear on the forum, after the 'Sad: Murdered Tot's Last Words Were "I Love You"' thread.

A guy in Victoria who's daughter died from internal wounds after she was thrown off a bridge and into the water. He had his two other children in the car with him at the time.

What my dad said about it was something like, 'I don't wish anything bad on him, because he already has to live with what he's done. I just wish they could bring back the child.' A little surprising because he's usually the one advocating the death penalty.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby poxic » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:49 am UTC

The only thing that makes sense to me is some sort of psychotic break, or extended "what the hell was he thinking" moment. I get small, harmless ones sometimes, usually caused by sleepiness and/or medications, when my brain runs away with itself for a bit.

I have no idea what would cause a person to experience a break like that long enough for such an action to be completed, though. I'm both horrified and sorry for the fellow. This will torment him for the rest of his life.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Lt Greatsocks » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:51 am UTC

I feel bad for the guy. Sounds like he just kinda snapped. I can't imagine having to live with yourself after that
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby lorenith » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:26 am UTC

Is it just me, or have people actually been doing even worse things lately? I mean this guy is obviously off his rocker and I'm very sad for him (and horrified by the story) but..it seems I've seen a lot more of these things lately then in the past, and there was already a lot back then.

Is the media focusing on this stuff even more then it already was before?

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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:31 am UTC

Some woman drove her car into a lake with her kids in it, and then said a black guy carjacked her.

And some other lady drowned all four or five of her kids in the bathtub.

These were years and years ago. I think they're just forgotten about.
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Postby Belial » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:41 am UTC

Nougatrocity wrote:Some woman drove her car into a lake with her kids in it, and then said a black guy carjacked her.

And some other lady drowned all four or five of her kids in the bathtub.

These were years and years ago. I think they're just forgotten about.


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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:33 am UTC

lorenith wrote:Is it just me, or have people actually been doing even worse things lately? I mean this guy is obviously off his rocker and I'm very sad for him (and horrified by the story) but..it seems I've seen a lot more of these things lately then in the past, and there was already a lot back then.

Is the media focusing on this stuff even more then it already was before?


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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:50 am UTC

poxic wrote:The only thing that makes sense to me is some sort of psychotic break, or extended "what the hell was he thinking" moment. I get small, harmless ones sometimes, usually caused by sleepiness and/or medications, when my brain runs away with itself for a bit.

I have no idea what would cause a person to experience a break like that long enough for such an action to be completed, though. I'm both horrified and sorry for the fellow. This will torment him for the rest of his life.

Yeah, it doesn't sound at all like he was an abusive dickhole who woke up that morning planning to kill one of his children. I'm guessing he had some sort of mental issues, possibly depressed, extremely stressed guy, didn't get any sleep the night before, got a pounding headache, kids screaming in the back of the car... And then he did something completely nuts without even thinking about it.

Poor fucker.

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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Mzyxptlk » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:54 am UTC

Article wrote:It was his older son who gave the guards mum and dad's names.

What a traitor.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Maseiken » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:55 am UTC

Well, I can attest to the fact that Melbourne is a pressure cooker right now, it's not surprising some people would go stir-crazy.
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Postby Luthen » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:34 am UTC

The only things which seems to have turned up so far is that his is estranged from his wife, but that seems almost normal today so there really isn't any explanation.

I almost started this thread but I couldn't think of anything to say.

Also it's really sad that the impact didn't kill the girl instantly, it must've been horrible to have to die that way.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Dream » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:05 pm UTC

Maseiken wrote:Well, I can attest to the fact that Melbourne is a pressure cooker right now, it's not surprising some people would go stir-crazy.

I agree. Most people I know here have been telling stories about random stress lately. If I can be massively sweeping for moment, I reckon there's a kind of macho Aussie thing about being able to take the heat of summer without complaining. Everyone has a worse story to tell about summer in Brisbane or Darwin or wherever. But I think this kind of heat can send people a bit stupid, and really impair judgment. I can totally believe that an otherwise sane person could snap under the usual stress, plus this heat.

For people living elsewhere than Victoria, it's been 45 centigrade, 104 fahrenheit for about four days straight, no wind or rain.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Gelsamel » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:20 pm UTC

Isn't 45°c around 113°f? Anyway It's been like 44 in my room these last 2 days, and during midday/afternoon my laptop gets so hot that it burns my hand through a cloth when I try rest my hand on it. This heat is definitely not cool...
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Dream » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:28 pm UTC

I may have just made up the fahrenheit number. Or, copied it from the Tom Waits song "Town With No Cheer" which has been on my mind lately. I took a train into the depths of New South Wales at Christmas, and lost count of the dried river beds.
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Re: Man throws 4-year-old daughter off bridge.

Postby Maseiken » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:08 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:Isn't 45°c around 113°f? Anyway It's been like 44 in my room these last 2 days, and during midday/afternoon my laptop gets so hot that it burns my hand through a cloth when I try rest my hand on it. This heat is definitely not cool...

Around there, 44.3, which is the to so far, comes in at around 112.
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