Today in awfulness: a 22-year-old man has been charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend, along with her mother and 10-year-old little brother. What an awful, senseless act of violence, and in my opinion, news outlets that are calling this a "Texas triple murder" are missing one brutally stolen life.
Reportedly, Amos Wells III walked into a Fort Worth police station on July 1 to make his confession. What he told police chills me to the bone ...
Wells allegedly said he "did something bad."
That "something bad" happened at around 6 p.m. on Monday night, when Wells reportedly brought a gun to his pregnant girlfriend's home in Fort Worth, Texas. Allegedly, he shot his girlfriend's mom Annette Reed, who was only 39 years old herself, several times in the front yard. It seems he then went on to gun down 21-year-old Chanice Reed, who was due to give birth to their child in about a month, and then finally Reed's poor little brother. Not even the family dog escaped the bullets.
Wells is being charged with capital murder, and I know Texas has the death penalty, but it's impossible to even think about what a "just" sentence for something like this would be. Of course, should Wells' confession prove to be true, he should never walk a free man again. At least he won't be able to hurt anyone else, but nothing can possibly make amends for the loss of all those innocent lives. It makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to read that Wells has been arrested for domestic violence several times before; among other things, he spent five days in jail on charges that he violently choked his then-girlfriend. This sure seems to be a situation where the system grossly failed to keep a violent man off the streets.
If you can stand to watch it, here's a video where Wells actually says, "It is what it is."
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Do you believe in the death penalty?