Vigilante justice. Once in a while, it works out for the vengeance seeker -- such as for the Texas dad who beat a man to death after he caught him trying to molest his 4-year-old. The father was never charged. Most of the time, however, it does not. Someone does something terrible, you do something terrible back, and you're both in prison, or only you are. That whole two wrongs don't make a right thing that we all learned in first grade.
In the case of Alabama dad Kenneth Kendrick Sims, it's perfectly understandable why he'd want to allegedly go after a relative with a gun and knife. It was because he had reason to believe that the relative was responsible for the death of his 7-year-old son, J’Duan Hill. As we read about so often, little J'Duan found a gun in a home. And while playing with it, he shot and killed himself. J'Duan's father, Sims, decided to get revenge on the relative who he believed owned the gun that killed his son.