Wednesday, October 11, 2006

My Rage Meter Just Redlined

Los Angeles, CA

A few weeks ago I mentioned the shooting death of Cesar Avila and his three-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn outside their Bladwin Hills apartment.

Police picked up the getaway driver driver last week and finally picked up the shooter, 17-year-old Jonathan Durrel Banks, earlier this week. Now, it's bad enough that people died, two innocents caught up in a case of mistaken identity and gangland violence.

But the real horror story is that three-year-old Kaitlyn was intentionally killed.
Police say the gunman shot and wounded Cesar Avila, erroneously believing that he was a member of a rival gang. The gunman then aimed at Kaitlyn and shot her once in the chest.
Five minutes. Five minutes of him alone with the family in a small room. That's all I ask.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Nah...I say release him...wearing only a big cardboard sign saying "Baby Killer" dead smack in the middle of the same neighborhood the little girl's family lives in, and give everyone plenty of notice exactly when and where they'll be dropping him off. Anyone want to take bets how far he gets before he is ripped to shreds?