Dad shoots son after teen caught shoplifting
Correctional Officer Accused Of Shooting Son After Shoplifting Arrest
A prison guard from Queens allegedly shot his teenage son after he was busted shoplifting from a Home Depot in Long Island City. Quasaun Smalls (17) decided he needed some drill bits from Home Depot, but didn’t quite have the coin required for their purchase. So in his teenage wisdom, he used the ol’ 5 finger discount. This resulted in a desk appearance ticket and the po-po sent him on his merry way.
When Quasaun got home, his Daddy Dearest Robert Smalls (39) was beyond furious. Apparently Smalls thought his son should have gotten jail time for pinching a few drill bits, rather than just a ticket. A fight broke out, and Robert shot his son with a 9mm handgun. Neighbours say they heard yelling and a gunshot, but probably put it down to background noise associated with living in New York.
Dad called 911 himself (that’s something) and Quasaun was rushed to hospital in a stable condition. He’s expected to make a complete recovery. Dad was charged with felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon. I presume that means he was supposed to turn in his gun at the end of his shift at the jailhouse, and hadn’t.
It would have been a hell of a lot easier to march young Quasaun down to the Home Depot and apologise over the PA system for stealing merchandise, driving up the costs of the merchandise and causing the need to increase security at the shop.
A Queens Woman Is Accused of Murdering Her Ailing Son
Most of the victims featured on BB.net are children. I think that’s why we forget that even adults can be victims of child abuse. 38-year-old Rene Vera is a perfect example of an adult child who
is was the victim of a selfish parent.
Rene suffered from cerebral palsy. His affliction made him dependent on his mother, 57-year-old Migdalia Vera. The mother and son lived together in a 3rd floor apartment in Queens with an occasional visit from a home health aide. It was in that apartment that Rene Vera died at the hands of his mother; the woman that should have loved and protected him at all cost.
Migdalia called officers to her home last week. She initially claimed that she and her son were involved in a struggle. When officers arrived at the home, Rene was lying face up in bed, dead, with a stab wound to his chest. There was a large kitchen knife on his chest and a smaller knife of the floor next to the bed. When Migdalia was questioned, she claimed that Rene had the kitchen knife and that he asked her to help him end his life. So she fucking obliged? I have a hard time wrapping my head around someone giving a life and then taking it away…
Once her son was dead, Magdalia attempted to take her own life by cutting her wrists and stabbing herself. Coward.
Officers weren’t buying Migdalia’s “assisted” suicide bit. Investigators believe that the pair was having an argument when Migdalia stabbed her son twice before holding a pillow over his face for at least 2 minutes. They are charging Mommy Dearest with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Let’s hope the charges stick.
Rest in peace, Rene. I hope that you died fast and felt no pain.
Thanks go to SarahO for the tip.