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(Des Moines Register)   "I thought he was joking," says father regarding the text message that his son sent him which read, simply, "I killed mom"   (desmoinesregister.com) divider line 159
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2013-05-04 12:36:37 AM
I heard a joke once: Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life is harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. The great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor... I am Pagliacci." Good joke. Everybody laugh. Roll on snare drum. Curtains.
 
2013-05-04 12:42:03 AM
Didn't I see this on Three's Company?
 
2013-05-04 01:02:58 AM
nathan fielder ain't f*cking around this time
 
2013-05-04 01:04:13 AM
Mitchell County Deputy Jeff Huftalin later called the older Crooks and told him there had been an accident.
Noah Crooks, 14, faces charges of first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse for the death of Gretchen Crooks, 37.


Dafuq?

If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?
 
2013-05-04 01:13:17 AM
except that's not what the text message "simply" read subby.

rtfa before you take a stab at crafting a headline.
 
2013-05-04 01:16:16 AM
*click* ...ok... I know this sounds harsh but if he didn't kill his mom, in 5 years, we'd all be talking about some crazy serial killer in Iowa.

/tried as a juvie... still might happen.
 
2013-05-04 02:26:31 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?



Here's why.
 
2013-05-04 02:40:37 AM

CruiserTwelve: Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


Here's why.


Jesus FARK.
 
2013-05-04 03:03:14 AM

CruiserTwelve: Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


Here's why.


O_O
 
2013-05-04 03:12:35 AM
I'd say that qualifies as poop-eating crazy.

The boy needs to be locked up in a hospital forever.

My condolences to the poor father.
 
2013-05-04 03:21:13 AM
I wouldn't want to live with the knowledge that I did that.  Just kill me, please.
 
2013-05-04 03:41:20 AM
That is one messed up, sad story.
 
2013-05-04 03:41:27 AM

CruiserTwelve: Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


Here's why.



FTFL: "I feel crazy and I know I'm not," he says on the 10-minute recording.

He's going to want to rethink that too, soon.
 
2013-05-04 03:43:29 AM
I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.
 
2013-05-04 03:44:40 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mitchell County Deputy Jeff Huftalin later called the older Crooks and told him there had been an accident.
Noah Crooks, 14, faces charges of first-degree murder and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse for the death of Gretchen Crooks, 37.

Dafuq?

If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


(Because it wasn't an accident, dummy)

I mean, really, that should be pretty obvious in context, you know?
 
2013-05-04 03:50:04 AM
It explains why "gamers" are such maladjusted idiots, and notorious for posting on Fark.
 
2013-05-04 03:50:56 AM

CruiserTwelve: Here's why.


Well, then...
 
2013-05-04 03:51:09 AM
There also was testimony Friday about the alleged murder weapon, a .22-caliber Ruger that Gretchen Crooks bought for Noah in 2010.

Murdered with the gun you bought your nutcase kid.
 
2013-05-04 03:52:01 AM

ScaryBottles: There also was testimony Friday about the alleged murder weapon, a .22-caliber Ruger that Gretchen Crooks bought for Noah in 2010.

Murdered with the gun you bought your nutcase kid.


....I wonder where we've heard that one before.
 
2013-05-04 03:56:10 AM

CruiserTwelve: Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


Here's why.



" My life is down the drain now."

lulz.
 
2013-05-04 03:58:27 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.


Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.
 
2013-05-04 04:01:01 AM

ScaryBottles: There also was testimony Friday about the alleged murder weapon, a .22-caliber Ruger that Gretchen Crooks bought for Noah in 2010.

Murdered with the gun you bought your nutcase kid.


He woulda been 11 or 12 at the time. Who the fark buys a 12 year old a pistol?

I mean, I've heard of people buying rifles for their kids and I think that's pretty stupid (I can see teaching them to shoot under supervision, but buying a kid their own gun for unsupervised use is idiotic),buying your psycho pre-teen son who'd already admitted to wanting to kill his mother a pistol is a whole 'nother level of retardation.

/I'm assuming it's a pistol, IIRC that's what Ruger makes.
 
2013-05-04 04:03:01 AM
Parent fail.

Williams Crooks said his son once told him he wanted to kill his mother, but he didn't take it seriously.
 
2013-05-04 04:04:03 AM

bbfreak: AverageAmericanGuy: I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.

Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.


Intellectually, I understand this. But on a deeper level I wonder if maybe today's spanking was taking the punishment of his misbehavior too far. Or if banning him from using the iPad for 2 hours is turning his feelings against us. Or if my working late is building resentment within him.

I can tell myself that he's a perfectly well-adjusted kid who plays well with others and does great in school and a model child (compared to the brats who live in the neighborhood). But that lingering, niggling worry sits there in the back of my mind. How badly am I messing up my kid, it asks.
 
2013-05-04 04:05:04 AM

Gunther: ScaryBottles: There also was testimony Friday about the alleged murder weapon, a .22-caliber Ruger that Gretchen Crooks bought for Noah in 2010.

Murdered with the gun you bought your nutcase kid.

He woulda been 11 or 12 at the time. Who the fark buys a 12 year old a pistol?

I mean, I've heard of people buying rifles for their kids and I think that's pretty stupid (I can see teaching them to shoot under supervision, but buying a kid their own gun for unsupervised use is idiotic),buying your psycho pre-teen son who'd already admitted to wanting to kill his mother a pistol is a whole 'nother level of retardation.

/I'm assuming it's a pistol, IIRC that's what Ruger makes.


They make a lot of stuff, including .22 pistols.

If I were to take a wild guess at what it was, I'd guess a 10/22 rifle, since that's pretty standard issue for 'kid purchases.'
 
2013-05-04 04:07:13 AM
Ok... I don't have to guess. The other article linked earlier says it was a hunting rifle.
Probably this:

cdn2.cheaperthandirt.com
 
2013-05-04 04:17:47 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: bbfreak: AverageAmericanGuy: I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.

Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.

Intellectually, I understand this. But on a deeper level I wonder if maybe today's spanking was taking the punishment of his misbehavior too far. Or if banning him from using the iPad for 2 hours is turning his feelings against us. Or if my working late is building resentment within him.

I can tell myself that he's a perfectly well-adjusted kid who plays well with others and does great in school and a model child (compared to the brats who live in the neighborhood). But that lingering, niggling worry sits there in the back of my mind. How badly am I messing up my kid, it asks.


I think that worry is what keeps parents checking to make sure they are doing the right thing. It is the parents that assume nothing bad will ever happen that ignore warning signs like the kid saying he wants to kill his mom.
 
2013-05-04 04:20:20 AM

ElLoco: Ok... I don't have to guess. The other article linked earlier says it was a hunting rifle.


Oh, OK.

My point still kinda stands, though - going by that article he was 13 in march, which means he was 11 when his dad decided his mentally ill kid (who'd talked about wanting to murder his mother) was mature enough to have his own semi-auto rifle.

farking moron.
 
2013-05-04 04:24:07 AM

bbfreak: Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.


He had Intermittent Explosive Disorder.  I personally question whether that should really count as a mental disorder, but at least he was known to have violent outbursts.  If I was the dad, I would never leave that kid alone with someone I cared about.
 
2013-05-04 04:25:51 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: bbfreak: AverageAmericanGuy: I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.

Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.

Intellectually, I understand this. But on a deeper level I wonder if maybe today's spanking was taking the punishment of his misbehavior too far. Or if banning him from using the iPad for 2 hours is turning his feelings against us. Or if my working late is building resentment within him.

I can tell myself that he's a perfectly well-adjusted kid who plays well with others and does great in school and a model child (compared to the brats who live in the neighborhood). But that lingering, niggling worry sits there in the back of my mind. How badly am I messing up my kid, it asks.


Well, I am not sure what to tell you. The pesimist in me is saying you'll probably end up resented no matter what you do. Though that could be just my feelings towards my parents showing through.

I think communication is more important than punishment in my opinion. It sounds simple but teenagers especially tend to bury their thoughts and feelings. Leaving parents none the wiser and thinking everything is fine. My parents for example probably thought I was fine because I wasn't a trouble maker and did well in school. I wasn't obviously but worked through those things despite a lack of family support.
 
2013-05-04 04:28:17 AM

ElLoco: Ok... I don't have to guess. The other article linked earlier says it was a hunting rifle.
Probably this:

[cdn2.cheaperthandirt.com image 590x300]


That's not a hunting rifle.

www.50bmgstore.com

THATS A HUNTING RIFLE. Perfect for deer, errant Soviet-Era tanks...
 
2013-05-04 04:33:09 AM

HotWingAgenda: bbfreak: Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.

He had Intermittent Explosive Disorder.  I personally question whether that should really count as a mental disorder, but at least he was known to have violent outbursts.  If I was the dad, I would never leave that kid alone with someone I cared about.

buy a gun for a kid who is prone to uncontrollable outbursts.

//FTFY
 
2013-05-04 04:39:44 AM
I'll just come out and say it, children are irrational little beings that you might not like and probably don't trust and it's creepy having them in your house while you sleep.
 
2013-05-04 04:39:50 AM

hardinparamedic: ElLoco: Ok... I don't have to guess. The other article linked earlier says it was a hunting rifle.
Probably this:

[cdn2.cheaperthandirt.com image 590x300]

That's not a hunting rifle.

[www.50bmgstore.com image 850x603]

THATS A HUNTING RIFLE. Perfect for deer, errant Soviet-Era tanks...

www.aboyandhiscomputer.com
 
2013-05-04 04:40:51 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Here's why.

Jesus FARK.


I'll be in my closet rocking back and forth and sucking my thumb.

\In five days my mother will have been dead for twenty years.
 
2013-05-04 04:42:58 AM

HotWingAgenda: bbfreak: Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.

He had Intermittent Explosive Disorder.  I personally question whether that should really count as a mental disorder, but at least he was known to have violent outbursts.  If I was the dad, I would never leave that kid alone with someone I cared about.


I feel that way about Oppositional Defiance Disorder. There are underlying physical reasons why people have things like depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress injuries, etc. But some of these sound like they're putting a name on different kinds of being an asshole, and there isn't any good explanation for what it actually IS besides someone's behavior.  I worry that diagnosing behaviors as these things is masking problems, such as shiatty parenting or the child actually having some kind of severe mental problem which is manifesting itself, which is missing getting the appropriate treatment because it's getting labeled as something that is mostly diagnosed to kids of people who are terrible parents and want shut-up pills for their kids, and therefor isn't taken too seriously.
 
2013-05-04 04:43:35 AM

gibbon1: Benevolent Misanthrope: Here's why.

Jesus FARK.

I'll be in my closet rocking back and forth and sucking my thumb.

\In five days my mother will have been dead for twenty years.


You sick bastard.
 
2013-05-04 04:44:29 AM
So, did he cum or what?
 
2013-05-04 04:46:29 AM
Holy farking hell.

Why the do stupid parents keep buying guns for their little sociopaths instead of getting them the help they so obviously need?
 
2013-05-04 04:50:00 AM
Euthanize the creepy little animal.
 
2013-05-04 04:53:20 AM

CruiserTwelve: Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


Here's why.


HOLY CHRIST!!!

(well, at least she was hot)
 
2013-05-04 05:01:02 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: bbfreak: AverageAmericanGuy: I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.

Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.

Intellectually, I understand this. But on a deeper level I wonder if maybe today's spanking was taking the punishment of his misbehavior too far. Or if banning him from using the iPad for 2 hours is turning his feelings against us. Or if my working late is building resentment within him.

I can tell myself that he's a perfectly well-adjusted kid who plays well with others and does great in school and a model child (compared to the brats who live in the neighborhood). But that lingering, niggling worry sits there in the back of my mind. How badly am I messing up my kid, it asks.


Just my 2 cents.  The fact that you care, the fact that you are worried about messing up your kid, that is the biggest reason why I don't think you will.  The parents who don't care are the ones who do the damage.  I've always said that one of the worst things a parent can do to a child is not show them any love.  Because once the child knows they are not loved, everything done to them will feel like it's done out of hate.
 
2013-05-04 05:13:12 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: CruiserTwelve: Benevolent Misanthrope: If it was an accident, why the fark is he being charged with 1st degree murder and attempted rape, god dammit?


Here's why.

Jesus FARK.


Yeah, I had a feeling the original TFA was glossing over a few details for the sake of it's readers' stomachs.
 
2013-05-04 05:41:12 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: bbfreak: AverageAmericanGuy: I read articles like this and I wonder what my son will be like 5 or 6 years from now when he reaches his teens. Are the morals we're teaching him now going to help him live a good life or will he rebel against them and strike back at his mom and me for our heavy parental hand?

Obviously this kid had some mental and behavioral problems, and my son doesn't so far. Still, I fear one day receiving a call from the police that he's killed his mother and burned down the house.

I think every parent has that fear buried somewhere deep down inside.

Well, I seriously doubt there were no indications of this teenager being troubled before this tragic event. People don't just suddenly do crazy things, they usually work themselves up to doing crazy things.

Intellectually, I understand this. But on a deeper level I wonder if maybe today's spanking was taking the punishment of his misbehavior too far. Or if banning him from using the iPad for 2 hours is turning his feelings against us. Or if my working late is building resentment within him.

I can tell myself that he's a perfectly well-adjusted kid who plays well with others and does great in school and a model child (compared to the brats who live in the neighborhood). But that lingering, niggling worry sits there in the back of my mind. How badly am I messing up my kid, it asks.


I advise you not to hit your child, or otherwise intentionally cause him pain as a method of punishment.  All this will do, if it has any affect at all, is make him fear you.  This means he will not trust you, and will attempt to hide anything he does that he believes you won't like.  What you should be aiming for is a close and trusting relationship, based on mentoring him in learning how to live an honorable and fulfilling life.

The chance that your child will turn out to be a monster is vanishingly small.  The chance that your child will not want to spend time with you, will believe violence is acceptable to enforce his will, and will understand morality as a thing that must be obeyed only if one is likely to be caught and punished are what I would worry about, were I you.
 
2013-05-04 05:42:21 AM
The mom was hot, making this a tragedy :(
 
2013-05-04 05:45:35 AM

ScaryBottles: hardinparamedic: ElLoco: Ok... I don't have to guess. The other article linked earlier says it was a hunting rifle.
Probably this:

[cdn2.cheaperthandirt.com image 590x300]

That's not a hunting rifle.

[www.50bmgstore.com image 850x603]

THATS A HUNTING RIFLE. Perfect for deer, errant Soviet-Era tanks...
[www.aboyandhiscomputer.com image 477x700]


You take yourself too seriously.
 
2013-05-04 05:47:07 AM
Williams Crooks said his son once told him he wanted to kill his mother, but he didn't take it seriously.

So he bought his son a gun, just in case.
 
2013-05-04 05:55:26 AM

Nidiot: Williams Crooks said his son once told him he wanted to kill his mother, but he didn't take it seriously.


I'm not a parent, but (posing the question to those who are) wouldn't that statement always raise a red flag? I mean a really, really big red flag? I can remember being angry at my parents as an adolescent...maybe even enough to say "I hate you" at times (although not really meaning it). But I would have never said "I want to kill dad/mom/brother/anyone", even as an empty statement only meant to inflict hurt. I would think that would imply some bad wiring in the cranium.

//But then again, we do live in a day of youtube comments where it's considered common to threaten to rape, kill, and burn someone (and their pets and their grandmother) just because you think their video sucks.
 
2013-05-04 05:59:26 AM
As a humanitarian measure, the kid should have cyanide capsules available at all times. It's best for everyone, really.
 
2013-05-04 06:13:41 AM

Wolf892: So, did he cum or what?


No, she just laid there, totally killing the mood.
 
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