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Old Jan 26, 2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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Woman Forces Son to Kill His Hamster Over Bad Grades

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When Lynn Middlebrooks Geter found that her 12-year-old son's report card wasn't to her liking, she didn't offer to help him with homework or ask teachers for extra instruction. No, she decided something more drastic was in order.

The 38-year-old mom from Warm Springs, Georgia decided the best way for her boy to learn was to kill his pet hamster. With a hammer.

The kid, naturally, was quit upset. What would happen with his next report card? Would he have to beat his sister to death to improve his commitment to math? So he told his teacher about it the next day.

The teacher called social workers, who in turn called the Meriwether County sheriff's department. For her visionary parenting strategies, Geter is now in jail for animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery.
All i can say is "wow" at the moment. Messed up mother indeed.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 03:53 PM   #2
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 03:55 PM   #4
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After reading the article you linked to, it seems like this might not be as cut and dry as I initially thought. If true, that is indeed one messed up mother.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 04:45 PM   #5
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This is seriously insane and very cruel!

they did the right thing by arresting her...
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 04:48 PM   #6
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The way we coddle kids today.

What, too soon?
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 04:49 PM   #7
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Unless it was the hamster who was doing the kid's failing work, completely unjustified. Anyone know a good therapist for this "family"?
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 04:52 PM   #8
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The way we coddle kids today.

What, too soon?
Let's hope this kid hasn't been watching any commercials by KIA.

But seriously. The mother needs a mental evaluation.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 05:05 PM   #9
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Like most stories of this type, I doubt we know anything close to the real story

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Old Jan 26, 2010, 05:06 PM   #10
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Like most stories of this type, I doubt we know anything close to the real story

But it's more fun to watch people jump to conclusions on an Internet board.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 05:07 PM   #11
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But it's more fun to watch people jump to conclusions on an Internet board.
Off with their heads!!

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Old Jan 26, 2010, 06:41 PM   #12
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Let's hope this kid hasn't been watching any commercials by KIA.

But seriously. The mother needs a mental evaluation.
Or the Ford Ka for that matter.

And yeah, if this is true as written, mom's a sicko.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 07:13 PM   #13
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Or the Ford Ka for that matter.

And yeah, if this is true as written, mom's a sicko.


Was that real ?
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 07:15 PM   #14
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The way we coddle those "poor kids" today. Back in my day we'd smack the kid with the hammer.

You know what I always say: beatings will continue until morale improves
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 07:19 PM   #15
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Was that real ?
Are you serious?
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 07:32 PM   #16
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Are you serious?
From Youtube ?

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Old Jan 27, 2010, 08:38 AM   #17
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From Youtube ?

Yes.
No...it was a commercial from Ford. Of course it's CGI.
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 09:23 AM   #18
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Hopefully that mom never gets the kid back, though. Certain people definitely shouldn't be parents.
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 09:44 AM   #19
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I have to say, I can't think any good will ever come of bludgeoning rodents with a hammer...unless perhaps it's Monty Python's Mouse Organ.

The article makes the story sound pretty complex though - we don't really know what actually happened, apart from the fact that the kid has scratches on his neck and somebody killed a hamster...
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 10:09 AM   #20
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As many have stated, if the story turns out to be true then it is severe emotional abuse and this family needs some help.

However, due to my extensive history with playing Clue and watching crime dramas on TV, I'm willing to bet it's a frame job and the family cat is quite proud of himself at this moment.



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Old Jan 27, 2010, 10:57 AM   #21
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That is nutty, unless the kid spends all his free time on the hamster instead of homework?

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Old Jan 27, 2010, 07:28 PM   #22
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Let us just hope the highly traumatized child hasn't any more pets. What's next; the kitten, the puppy, daddy. What a horrible person.

What ever happened to being grounded, no tv, internet, phone until homework is done and checked by either parent. How about getting a tutor for the child if he is really having a difficult time with school.

Making a child kill a pet with a hammer is just sick.
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Or the Ford Ka for that matter.

And yeah, if this is true as written, mom's a sicko.
That's a pretty sick (as in not good) commercial. eww.
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 10:06 PM   #24
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animal cruelty? really? its a freaking hamster!

heck, i feed live mice to my snake
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animal cruelty? really? its a freaking hamster!
Okay, point taken. But it's not so much what kind of animal you're dealing with here, it's more the fact that a Mom had her son hammer his pet to death with a hammer. This could have been a cockroach, but if the kid had an emotional attachment to it, I'd still think what the Mom did was pretty sick.
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