A mother has been arrested and charged with doing the unthinkable -- she allegedly shot her 9-year-old boy five times while he lay peacefully sleeping in bed. She then turned the gun on herself, but she survived and is in the hospital. Lisa Marie Lesyshen of Colorado reportedly confessed to the killing. And you won't believe the "reason" she gave for doing it. She also reportedly left a note on her son's bed that said, "Remember you are responsible for what has happened here and you are the person that caused it." She then signed it with her name and the name of her son, Asher. The note was directed to her husband, the boy's father.
Reportedly the couple were separated and sleeping in separate bedrooms at the time of the killing. The father woke to the sound of gunshots and ran into his son's room to find his wife standing over his bed with a gun.
She then apparently went to her own room and tried to kill herself, but somehow survived it. She also allegedly threatened to kill her husband but didn't.
Police say that the mom confessed to the crime. And they also reportedly have proof she bought the gun two days before her son's murder -- and even asked the employee who sold her the gun to show her how to load it.
Love can turn tragic. It has since it's existed. It happens every day, all over the world. You can be a perfectly normal person who does something absolutely horrific because of emotional pain, selfishness, greed, all kinds of emotions. That isn't to say you don't have mental issues too, but let's not absolve people of the responsibility of learning to control themselves.
These days we like to put the blame on mental illness for everything, and we don't give enough credence to the old-fashioned idea that human beings are capable of crazy, unbelievable, unthinkable acts because they simply get to a point where they can't control their thoughts. This is a horrific, unspeakable crime -- but clearly she was doing it out of revenge on her husband. And that isn't so uncommon. Ever hear of Medea?
If the reports are correct, she wanted revenge on her husband. Plain and simple. And there is nothing the husband could have done to justify this monstrous act of betrayal to her own innocent child.
Do you think she was mentally ill or wanted revenge?
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