Douglas W. Pennington: Another Dad Takes Two Too Many People with Him

Shepherd UniversityIt’s strange what sensationalist stories the big media outlets decide to latch on to. A dad who kills his two sons in their sleep, then shoots himself? That didn’t seem to merit much national attention. But a dad who kills his two sons, then shoots himself…at college? Headline news! The latest tragic murder-suicide comes from West Virginia, where Douglas W. Pennington shot his two sons Logan and Benjamin at Shepherd University, then turned the weapon on himself. No motive’s been given. Unfortunately, in cases like these, the motive usually dies with the suspect. 

Seriously, what will it take to stop mentally unbalanced asshole parents from taking their offspring with them? (And yes, I still maintain you can view someone compassionately as suffering from depression and mental illness, and still hold them responsible for taking out their pathologies on their children.) Just because you’ve given up on life doesn’t mean your kids are as miserable as you are. By all means, let’s get serious help for the John Hogans, Thomas Frazzas and Douglas Penningtons of the world. But let’s also hold them to account for their misdeeds…even if the only way to do that is to curse their names in the afterlife.

  • Shadyhellyeah

    Another rule of religion is THOU SHALL NOT KILL. Also…..since you relatives knew about his mental health status maybe we should hold every adult accountable that should have ensured he took his medication, went to his psych appointments, and whatnot. Quit making excuses for what a grown man did. He took two innocent lives and knew it was wrong! I have a serious mental illness but my children are still alive because unlike SOME people I am not selfish. Now save your judgement speech because you are contradicting yourself by telling us to be ashamed for passing judgement when you just did it yourself! If you want to leave the judgement to God STFU and let us say what we want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonja.schlegel.94 Sonja Schlegel

    I was looking up some things on the net and ran across this. How sad. This is my cousin (Doug, the father) as none of you seem to know the story but pass judgement so easily. So sad. Doug was very religious and he had a mental illness and was in treatment. (He also thought his children would die terrible depths..call it physic call it mental illness-he wrote these things in his journal) Let’s look deep into your lives and see the sin that you have created and pass judgement on you shall we.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rochell-Arnold/100000587657456 Rochell Arnold

       I have many sins and I have experienced mental trauma BUT I WILL NEVER HURT MY KIDS! I don’t care if the man was the Pope himself, being religious doesn’t make anyone a better person.  The reason I stopped going to church was that I found most of the people who frequented the church had graveyards, not skeletons in their closet. What matters is that he took not one, but both of his children’s lives. Family or not I wouldn’t stand up for him but that is just me. I am a sinner, we all are at some point but the people on this site are not killers. I am truly sorry for your loss BUT I will not feel sorry for this man….

    • Your_Pal_Nancy

      Sure, sure. Let’s take inventory of my sins, one thing that won’t have a “check” would be murdering my children. Speaking of children, you seem unconcerned with them and only with their murderer. This would be a shock if I hadn’t read exactly, EXACTLY, what you just said several dozen times from those who show up here to defend child abusers. By the way, this story is so old, most on here probably havn’t read it, so really you’re just drawing attention to the story again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonja.schlegel.94 Sonja Schlegel

    I was looking up some things on the net and ran across this. How sad. This is my cousin (Doug, the father) as none of you seem to know the story but pass judgement so easily. So sad. Doug was very religious and he had a mental illness and was in treatment. (He also thought his children would die terrible depths..call it physic call it mental illness-he wrote these things in his journal) Let’s look deep into your lives and see the sin that you have created and pass judgement on you shall we.

  • Koco

    Those were my cousins. I just love how you talk about the whole thing so insensitively when it caused so much pain to so many people.

    • http://badbreeders.net/ April

      Why don't you blame the person who brought this on? Doug.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Moore/739364689 Susan Moore

      We’re sensitive about the children who were lost due to an asshat. We’re not going to be sensitive about the asshole who took their lives. It causes us pain that the children are gone. However, it brings me no pain that their father is gone since he is the one who killed them.

  • Luke W

    @sfdude_2008 some people do know people on this site. that is an unfortunate side effect of life… real people do fucked up shit. kristina wasn’t bragging she was stating her opinion. i myself was/am related to Ben and Logan and they were two great guys. Lifes a bitch. Judge not, lest thee be judged thyself motherfucker.

  • sfdude_2008

    @Tiffany and Megan, you seem to be defending this so-called father. He was a maniac…he killed his sons and tried to kill himself at college. I don’t like it when people come to this site just to type down stupid stuff, like “Hey, I know this person, blah blah blah…”. Trust me, I would really be disgusted if I ever knew a person online…knowing someone on this site isn’t really something I would ever brag about. I hope that man is still locked up in a nut house.

    @Cheryl, I’m sorry about your children and I’m sorry for your loss.

  • sfdude_2008

    @Tiffany and Megan, you seem to be defending this so-called father. He was a maniac…he killed his sons and tried to kill himself at college. I don’t like it when people come to this site just to type down stupid stuff, like “Hey, I know this person, blah blah blah…”. Trust me, I would really be disgusted if I ever knew a person online…knowing someone on this site isn’t really something I would ever brag about. I hope that man is still locked up in a nut house.

    @Cheryl, I’m sorry about your children and I’m sorry for your loss.

    • Luke W

      @sfdude_2008 some people do know people on this site. that is an unfortunate side effect of life… real people do fucked up shit. kristina wasn’t bragging she was stating her opinion. i myself was/am related to Ben and Logan and they were two great guys. Lifes a bitch. Judge not, lest thee be judged thyself motherfucker.

  • a loving mother

    I have suffered depression on & off throughout my life. I have never once thought about hurting my children. Some people just get so wrapped up in themselves, they only think of themselves. If other people noticed he was acting strangely, they should have offered to help him or locked him up in the nut house. If he didn’t act strangely, then he made a conscious decision about what he was doing. Murder is murder, whether you are depressed or whatever other struggles you have indured during your life. My heart goes out to the children who lost their life so young.

  • a loving mother

    I have suffered depression on & off throughout my life. I have never once thought about hurting my children. Some people just get so wrapped up in themselves, they only think of themselves. If other people noticed he was acting strangely, they should have offered to help him or locked him up in the nut house. If he didn’t act strangely, then he made a conscious decision about what he was doing. Murder is murder, whether you are depressed or whatever other struggles you have indured during your life. My heart goes out to the children who lost their life so young.

  • Cheryl

    My dad was scizophrenic. He heard voices. He never tried to harm me or anyone else. You know why? HE TOOK HIS MEDICATION. Parents who do not take responsibility for their mental illnesses should have their children taken away.

  • Cheryl

    My dad was scizophrenic. He heard voices. He never tried to harm me or anyone else. You know why? HE TOOK HIS MEDICATION. Parents who do not take responsibility for their mental illnesses should have their children taken away.

  • Chinaman

    First, the USA is the greatest country in the world, no doubt about it. But why there are so many idiots in the U.S. who believe for a father to kill his owns sons (especially two college students) that he’s justified to do so. That’s why in your country O.J. Simpson is still playing golf and why serial killers like Richard Ramirez and Charles Ng are still alive! In China, if you killed, you will be executed within a week, except for self defense or under 18, just as simple as that, no insanity plea B.S.. A life for a life, period. What’s wrong with the USA is why are O.J. and Richard Ramirez still walking! I tell you what’s wrong, it’s those sympathetic assholes who’re against the death penalty and assholes who think the father who killed his two healthy college sons isn’t an asshole! Give me a break! Please! Maybe John List, the guy who fatally shot his entire family, should be set free too! Chinese execution is by a bullet from an AK-47 through the back of the neck. Maybe it’s time for the U.S. to bring back the electric chair and the gas chamber, especially for people who murder children. I think lethal injection is a joke.

  • Chinaman

    First, the USA is the greatest country in the world, no doubt about it. But why there are so many idiots in the U.S. who believe for a father to kill his owns sons (especially two college students) that he’s justified to do so. That’s why in your country O.J. Simpson is still playing golf and why serial killers like Richard Ramirez and Charles Ng are still alive! In China, if you killed, you will be executed within a week, except for self defense or under 18, just as simple as that, no insanity plea B.S.. A life for a life, period. What’s wrong with the USA is why are O.J. and Richard Ramirez still walking! I tell you what’s wrong, it’s those sympathetic assholes who’re against the death penalty and assholes who think the father who killed his two healthy college sons isn’t an asshole! Give me a break! Please! Maybe John List, the guy who fatally shot his entire family, should be set free too! Chinese execution is by a bullet from an AK-47 through the back of the neck. Maybe it’s time for the U.S. to bring back the electric chair and the gas chamber, especially for people who murder children. I think lethal injection is a joke.

  • Derrick Mccartney

    dallas you are indeed a legend in the field of common sense, i beleive these scum and ignoranus’s are the ones who drove our kind murderer to do what he did.

  • Derrick Mccartney

    dallas you are indeed a legend in the field of common sense, i beleive these scum and ignoranus’s are the ones who drove our kind murderer to do what he did.

  • Dallas

    I’ve had similar events take place in my life (extremely similar), yet I am having a hard time understanding how some of you (the people “close” to the three) can still cast such a magnificent light on the father, Doug. If the man had such mental instability, he should have been in an institution. Either way you look at it, his altered state of mind was, in fact, his state of mind; it wasn’t that he was “sick” or this or that. Some of the sugar-coating that is going on here needs to stop. In a sick situation like this, it almost helps most to look at it as black and white; a double murder and a suicide. Case closed. You people seem to want to remember this wretched creature that committed this atrocity. At least do yourselves a favor; you’re obviously not going to change your opinion to follow the course of rational judgement, but at least break the father down into two personas and condemn the destructive latter. I know that you will dismiss this next statement as banter, but at least absorb it a little: You yourselves know that such violence did not just happen out of the blue; this man had been committing seemingly maniacal acts prior and possibly could’ve been institutionalized for extended periods of time. If blame is to be directed towards anyone aside from the murderer himself, it should be directed towards those closest to him for not properly handling such a circumstance; to even insinuate that a doctor could be to blame for such an abberant atrocity is absolutely ludicrous and juvenile. Quit living in denial and take some responsibility.

  • Dallas

    I’ve had similar events take place in my life (extremely similar), yet I am having a hard time understanding how some of you (the people “close” to the three) can still cast such a magnificent light on the father, Doug. If the man had such mental instability, he should have been in an institution. Either way you look at it, his altered state of mind was, in fact, his state of mind; it wasn’t that he was “sick” or this or that. Some of the sugar-coating that is going on here needs to stop. In a sick situation like this, it almost helps most to look at it as black and white; a double murder and a suicide. Case closed. You people seem to want to remember this wretched creature that committed this atrocity. At least do yourselves a favor; you’re obviously not going to change your opinion to follow the course of rational judgement, but at least break the father down into two personas and condemn the destructive latter. I know that you will dismiss this next statement as banter, but at least absorb it a little: You yourselves know that such violence did not just happen out of the blue; this man had been committing seemingly maniacal acts prior and possibly could’ve been institutionalized for extended periods of time. If blame is to be directed towards anyone aside from the murderer himself, it should be directed towards those closest to him for not properly handling such a circumstance; to even insinuate that a doctor could be to blame for such an abberant atrocity is absolutely ludicrous and juvenile. Quit living in denial and take some responsibility.

  • Kristina

    Melissa and Belle,
    There are many things that are still unanswered. Why he took his kids? No one knows, but deep in my heart I think he was afraid that he passed his disease on to them and he didn’t want to suffer like he was. As for the boys having an abnormal relationship, they were close. They grew up together and counted on each other for everything. I am an only child and if I had a sibling I would of loved to have been as close to them as Ben and Logan were to each other. Their relationship was all love for each other and everyone they met. I never heard them make a bad comment about anyone. As for Doug’s disease I was never given a name other than a mental illness. I can remember Doug before he got sick. He was always outside playing with us kids. He was so sweet and would do anything for us. We was a very good writer, poems were his gift. He was liked making crafts. He was my dad’s best friend before he met my dad’s sister and I would always hear stories about how good of a man Doug was when I was little. This will be my last posting on here because I am trying to put all this behind me now. Since the case is closed I feel it is time to move on even though it will be hard but I come from a close family and we will all be okay. Life goes on, it just sucks that we won’t have them there in person, but they will ALWAYS be in our hearts and minds.

  • Kristina

    Melissa and Belle,
    There are many things that are still unanswered. Why he took his kids? No one knows, but deep in my heart I think he was afraid that he passed his disease on to them and he didn’t want to suffer like he was. As for the boys having an abnormal relationship, they were close. They grew up together and counted on each other for everything. I am an only child and if I had a sibling I would of loved to have been as close to them as Ben and Logan were to each other. Their relationship was all love for each other and everyone they met. I never heard them make a bad comment about anyone. As for Doug’s disease I was never given a name other than a mental illness. I can remember Doug before he got sick. He was always outside playing with us kids. He was so sweet and would do anything for us. We was a very good writer, poems were his gift. He was liked making crafts. He was my dad’s best friend before he met my dad’s sister and I would always hear stories about how good of a man Doug was when I was little. This will be my last posting on here because I am trying to put all this behind me now. Since the case is closed I feel it is time to move on even though it will be hard but I come from a close family and we will all be okay. Life goes on, it just sucks that we won’t have them there in person, but they will ALWAYS be in our hearts and minds.

  • Belle

    Did he have schizophrenia? In one message board, they insinuated that the boys may have had something of an “abnormal” relationship. The veracity of that, of course, is more than doubtful, but it makes one wonder. What was Douglas so afraid of? I think it’s important to know and understand the facts behind cases like this. No one has ever painted an accurate picture of who Douglas was.

  • Belle

    Did he have schizophrenia? In one message board, they insinuated that the boys may have had something of an “abnormal” relationship. The veracity of that, of course, is more than doubtful, but it makes one wonder. What was Douglas so afraid of? I think it’s important to know and understand the facts behind cases like this. No one has ever painted an accurate picture of who Douglas was.

  • Melissa

    Kristina,

    Nobody wants to pass judgment, at least I don’t think. You have to realize how hard it is for “normal” people who are not sick to understand this sort of thing. You’re right, nobody knew Doug or what he was going through but why take your kids? If he was suffering so badly why didn’t he put his kids somewhere safe and just kill himself?

  • Melissa

    Kristina,

    Nobody wants to pass judgment, at least I don’t think. You have to realize how hard it is for “normal” people who are not sick to understand this sort of thing. You’re right, nobody knew Doug or what he was going through but why take your kids? If he was suffering so badly why didn’t he put his kids somewhere safe and just kill himself?

  • Kristina

    I am Ben and Logan’s cousin and Doug was my uncle. I have found it in my heart to forgive Doug for his actions. Yes he was a sick man. I know I seen how he suffered. Did Doug get help? Yes. Did it work? No. There isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think of my cousins that I grew up with all my life. I know that Doug loved his family more than anything and if you read the notes you will see that. He thought he was protecting his boys. And he did what he thought he had to do being in the state of mind that he was in. Who do I blame? Yes he did do it.. but what about the doctors? I mean they were treating a sick man and didn’t even try to follow up why he missed his appointments? I know this was a terrible event that happened to my family but I know that our family is trying to move on and its hard especially when you read that a loving father is a asshole. Only asshole that I know is you.. someone that doesn’t know all the facts and passes judgement on someone beforehand. So why don’t you do something meaningful like get your own life and leave everyone elses alone?!? Tiffany, my heart goes out to you. I know that it is hard but I know that Ben would want us to be happy. I mean him and Logan were two of the happiest guys I know. I lost three people very close to me that day and I drive past their graves everyday and I know that they are happy.. They are together and they know that we are there for my aunt helping her anyway possible.

  • Kristina

    I am Ben and Logan’s cousin and Doug was my uncle. I have found it in my heart to forgive Doug for his actions. Yes he was a sick man. I know I seen how he suffered. Did Doug get help? Yes. Did it work? No. There isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think of my cousins that I grew up with all my life. I know that Doug loved his family more than anything and if you read the notes you will see that. He thought he was protecting his boys. And he did what he thought he had to do being in the state of mind that he was in. Who do I blame? Yes he did do it.. but what about the doctors? I mean they were treating a sick man and didn’t even try to follow up why he missed his appointments? I know this was a terrible event that happened to my family but I know that our family is trying to move on and its hard especially when you read that a loving father is a asshole. Only asshole that I know is you.. someone that doesn’t know all the facts and passes judgement on someone beforehand. So why don’t you do something meaningful like get your own life and leave everyone elses alone?!? Tiffany, my heart goes out to you. I know that it is hard but I know that Ben would want us to be happy. I mean him and Logan were two of the happiest guys I know. I lost three people very close to me that day and I drive past their graves everyday and I know that they are happy.. They are together and they know that we are there for my aunt helping her anyway possible.

  • Belle

    What was his “twisted line of reasoning”? This case has been bothering me since September, and it’s so frustrating now to have ANY answers. Why why why

  • Belle

    What was his “twisted line of reasoning”? This case has been bothering me since September, and it’s so frustrating now to have ANY answers. Why why why

  • Nicole

    Every day we have a choice. From the moment we wake up in the morning we have the choice to go out and get the day or let the day get us. Mental illness or not, everything we do in life is the result of a choice. This man could have chosen to get help for whatever it was that he was suffering from but, instead he chose to kill his offspring and chose to be a coward and kill himself as well. These murderers deserve no sympathy-family certainly does-murderers absolutely not. Failure to cope with life is not an excuse to inflict harm on anyone for any reason.

  • Nicole

    Every day we have a choice. From the moment we wake up in the morning we have the choice to go out and get the day or let the day get us. Mental illness or not, everything we do in life is the result of a choice. This man could have chosen to get help for whatever it was that he was suffering from but, instead he chose to kill his offspring and chose to be a coward and kill himself as well. These murderers deserve no sympathy-family certainly does-murderers absolutely not. Failure to cope with life is not an excuse to inflict harm on anyone for any reason.

  • Jordan

    While I am sorry for the relatives of this family (and it seems like Tiffany is one of them), I agree that this was an evil man. It seems to me that these days we far too easily use the term “insane” when someone does something that is patently evil because we find ourselves unable to live with the idea that some people commit knowing, evil acts such as these and other horrible crimes.

    I really believe that someone who is lucid enough to purchase a gun, load it, drive to such and such location, and then has the presence of mind to commit murder – and then suicide – was quite aware of his own actions.

    I agree, the best we can do is curse this horrible man´s name.

  • Jordan

    While I am sorry for the relatives of this family (and it seems like Tiffany is one of them), I agree that this was an evil man. It seems to me that these days we far too easily use the term “insane” when someone does something that is patently evil because we find ourselves unable to live with the idea that some people commit knowing, evil acts such as these and other horrible crimes.

    I really believe that someone who is lucid enough to purchase a gun, load it, drive to such and such location, and then has the presence of mind to commit murder – and then suicide – was quite aware of his own actions.

    I agree, the best we can do is curse this horrible man´s name.

  • Nancy Helms

    Does anyone know what he wrote in the notes he left? That should help explain why he thought he was doing this horrible thing.

  • Nancy Helms

    Does anyone know what he wrote in the notes he left? That should help explain why he thought he was doing this horrible thing.

  • Jaibe

    Wow, I can’t believe people are defending a murderer here. The kids were sharing a dorm room too, which is “very unusual” for brothers apparently. Quiet, brilliant, funny. I don’t think this was sudden. I can’t know in this particular case, but way often it is people who can’t let go of control.

    I would say this pretty much defines “asshole”. “Murderer” is like a superset of “asshole”. I can’t believe there’s any question — “asshole” is an almost laughably insignificant understatement for someone who does this.

  • Jaibe

    Wow, I can’t believe people are defending a murderer here. The kids were sharing a dorm room too, which is “very unusual” for brothers apparently. Quiet, brilliant, funny. I don’t think this was sudden. I can’t know in this particular case, but way often it is people who can’t let go of control.

    I would say this pretty much defines “asshole”. “Murderer” is like a superset of “asshole”. I can’t believe there’s any question — “asshole” is an almost laughably insignificant understatement for someone who does this.

  • Tiffany

    The majority of my compassion lies with Benjamin and Logan as well. they certainly did not deserve to die, but for me personally it doesn’t help me to heal by holding a grudge against Doug. I know in my heart that he is not evil but you’re right he is not innocent. one should choose to get help but if they are mentally ill but to them their thoughts are real and that is what matters most, no matter how many people tell them otherwise. I have faith that he would have stopped himself if he could. I think his heart was in the right place (he certainly did not do it out of hatred), it is just his mind that was not. I do not wish to argue with you and as much as I may disagree with some of your statements, I do agree with some, and I am thankful for your perspective.

  • Tiffany

    The majority of my compassion lies with Benjamin and Logan as well. they certainly did not deserve to die, but for me personally it doesn’t help me to heal by holding a grudge against Doug. I know in my heart that he is not evil but you’re right he is not innocent. one should choose to get help but if they are mentally ill but to them their thoughts are real and that is what matters most, no matter how many people tell them otherwise. I have faith that he would have stopped himself if he could. I think his heart was in the right place (he certainly did not do it out of hatred), it is just his mind that was not. I do not wish to argue with you and as much as I may disagree with some of your statements, I do agree with some, and I am thankful for your perspective.

  • http://www.thezeroboss.com/ The Zero Boss

    Sorry, Tiffany, but the bulk of my compassion lies with the two dead boys.

    I document stories of abuse every day. Some of these people have mental illnesses. Most of them are just bastards. Your contention that no one in their right mind would harm their own child would redefine EVERY bad parent on this site as simply “mentally ill”. Hell, your definition would do away with the very concept of “evil”.

    Pennington may or may not have had a psychological illness that mitigates his actions in the eyes of courts. And they mitigate his moral culpability – but ONLY to a certain degree, in my book. I’ve dealt with mental illness and depression in my own family. I’ve seen it first-hand. And I’ve seen the people I love *choose to get help* rather than harm themselves or others. You ALWAYS have a choice. Pennington made his. Two people are ded because of it.

    And you got the legal concept wrong. People aren’t “innocent” by reason of insanity – they’re just “not guilty”. Big difference.

  • http://www.thezeroboss.com/ The Zero Boss

    Sorry, Tiffany, but the bulk of my compassion lies with the two dead boys.

    I document stories of abuse every day. Some of these people have mental illnesses. Most of them are just bastards. Your contention that no one in their right mind would harm their own child would redefine EVERY bad parent on this site as simply “mentally ill”. Hell, your definition would do away with the very concept of “evil”.

    Pennington may or may not have had a psychological illness that mitigates his actions in the eyes of courts. And they mitigate his moral culpability – but ONLY to a certain degree, in my book. I’ve dealt with mental illness and depression in my own family. I’ve seen it first-hand. And I’ve seen the people I love *choose to get help* rather than harm themselves or others. You ALWAYS have a choice. Pennington made his. Two people are ded because of it.

    And you got the legal concept wrong. People aren’t “innocent” by reason of insanity – they’re just “not guilty”. Big difference.

  • Tiffany

    how can one be responsible for an illness they cannot control? Do you really think any person in their right mind would kill their child? Haven’t you heard of people innocent on account of not being in the right mind? Have you no compassion or understanding of persons with mental disabilities?

    I’ll agree with you that he is responsible- yes he did it. I cannot deny that, but why do you chose to deny that he had no control over himself?

  • Tiffany

    how can one be responsible for an illness they cannot control? Do you really think any person in their right mind would kill their child? Haven’t you heard of people innocent on account of not being in the right mind? Have you no compassion or understanding of persons with mental disabilities?

    I’ll agree with you that he is responsible- yes he did it. I cannot deny that, but why do you chose to deny that he had no control over himself?

  • http://www.thezeroboss.com/ The Zero Boss

    Yes, the thought did occur to me. But if we allowed mental anguish or “illness” to override volition, the concept of responsibility for one’s actions would cease to exist.

    As twisted and tortured as Pennington might have been, he’s ultimately responsible for deciding to go to the college and pull the trigger on his own offspring.

  • http://www.thezeroboss.com/ The Zero Boss

    Yes, the thought did occur to me. But if we allowed mental anguish or “illness” to override volition, the concept of responsibility for one’s actions would cease to exist.

    As twisted and tortured as Pennington might have been, he’s ultimately responsible for deciding to go to the college and pull the trigger on his own offspring.

  • Megan

    Dear Zero Boss,
    I, like Tiffany, was very affected by the Doug/Ben/Logan Pennington affair. You were not. If we (those who actually knew the boys and/or their father), choose to curse Doug’s name in the afterlife, it should be our choice to make as a result of our sorrow from our loss. You were in no way affected by this incident other than having read about it in the news, so you really have no right to be making such strong statements.
    You say that these men should be held responsible for their actions even if they are mentally unstable–did it ever occur to you that the thought that the father did not kill his sons from any malicious intent, but from some twisted thread of reasoning that we cannot begin to understand could help the family and friends of both the boys and the father?

  • Megan

    Dear Zero Boss,
    I, like Tiffany, was very affected by the Doug/Ben/Logan Pennington affair. You were not. If we (those who actually knew the boys and/or their father), choose to curse Doug’s name in the afterlife, it should be our choice to make as a result of our sorrow from our loss. You were in no way affected by this incident other than having read about it in the news, so you really have no right to be making such strong statements.
    You say that these men should be held responsible for their actions even if they are mentally unstable–did it ever occur to you that the thought that the father did not kill his sons from any malicious intent, but from some twisted thread of reasoning that we cannot begin to understand could help the family and friends of both the boys and the father?

  • http://www.thezeroboss.com/ The Zero Boss

    You know what I find astonishing, Tiffany? That you seem to think less of me than you do of the guy who shot his sons to death.

  • http://www.thezeroboss.com/ The Zero Boss

    You know what I find astonishing, Tiffany? That you seem to think less of me than you do of the guy who shot his sons to death.

  • Tiffany

    To whom it may concern,
    I think it is very rude of you to assume that Douglas Pennington was an “asshole parent.” He surely does not deserve to be cursed in the afterlife. Your notion is not only childish but disrespectful to those who knew him well. Should he be accountable for his misdeeds? You happen to think so, but I strongly disagree. Mental disabilties are beyond our control. He should not be blamed or hated for his action and believe me if anyone should hate him now it would be me. It is astonishing to me that having such a close relation to the ordeal I am able to forgive yet you are not.

  • Tiffany

    To whom it may concern,
    I think it is very rude of you to assume that Douglas Pennington was an “asshole parent.” He surely does not deserve to be cursed in the afterlife. Your notion is not only childish but disrespectful to those who knew him well. Should he be accountable for his misdeeds? You happen to think so, but I strongly disagree. Mental disabilties are beyond our control. He should not be blamed or hated for his action and believe me if anyone should hate him now it would be me. It is astonishing to me that having such a close relation to the ordeal I am able to forgive yet you are not.