To answer a PP, we have a small life insurance policy on each of our kids, I believe it's $10k and it's meant to be used for final expenses (God, I had trouble even typing that out!!). We have 3 kids and It's really cheap, like $.35 per pay check, per kid.
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Regarding insurance policies, we never had insurance on either one of us or our kids but my new job offered them for such a low price, we did it for us and the kids. I hope I waste the money because the thought of losing either one of my boys makes me absolutely sick.
But I will be honest...there's a part of the story that's hit a real cord with me. My husband picked up on it last night and called me out on what I was feeling.
I just thought...man...he could have been distracted enough in the shit he was doing to hurt our kid. He was self absorbed and sociopathic like enough in the midst of his craziness that he could have unintentionally done something like this.
And he was quick to say "yes, God spared us from so much." Which I agree. And am so thankful for. But also angry.
Why has she not been arrested too though?
Curious for those who have kids, do you have life insurance on them....defense keeps lowballing this as nothing ...
I could never have a policy on my kids. Many people do in case of emergency/funeral expenses. I could never bring myself to plan for that...too frightening of a place to go to for me.
This story shows us true evil.
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Curious for those who have kids, do you have life insurance on them….defense keeps lowballing this as nothing ...
No. We do not. I do not intend to outlive my daughter, and in the event that I somehow do outlive my sweet DD, it will not be long enough to spend any money.
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The three, in essence, life insurance policies seem excessive. When I first heard $25,000, I thought about inflation and it didn't seem out-of-line (actually made me think that we should change ours). We first got our life insurance years and years and years ago. Only my WH is covered, but we have a $10,000 rider (for burial expenses) on each child and a $25,000 rider on me. If I died, my WH would not have become rich, but he wouldn't be devastated by daycare expenses/worries, either.
Trying to find money for my dad's funeral was horrible. My sister and her husband were unemployed, my brother was a single guy who made just enough to pay for his hobbies, my WH and I were in the middle of a PhD program (w/4 kids), and my mother was a greeter at a discount chain. Our church, thankfully, ended up paying for the expenses.
So, yes, despite not expecting my children to die before I do, I'd never NOT have insurance for them, hoping, somehow, that that would keep the grim reaper away. As I've learned through experience, that just makes a tragic situation even more nightmarish.
DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
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Guiness, I am sorry for your hurt.
I always think of those of us who are foster / adoptive parents. There are so many options for the fools out there who harm their children and then morons go and do this. I just do not get it. Why couldn't they walk into any adoption agency and start the process? I don't get the evil.
As far as insurance, both DH and I have life insurance through work and also through private companies. Each of our work life insurance came with optional child policies, I think it was DH's policy that we chose to include them on - not more than $10K per child, if that. When the private insurance company asked if we'd like to include our children we both said NO immediately, knowing the work insurance would suffice and not wanting to court fate by checking the box for our children on the private/voluntary policies we were getting for ourselves.
The county police were VERY quick to file rather significant charges. I have to confess that I was one of many wondering "why". What could they possibly know so quickly to file such charges? The local constabulary took quite bit of heat for it. But as information started coming out....it appears they (the police) were very much on top of it.
Innocent until proven and all that......what I can't wrap my head around is of all the possible ways of reaching the ultimate conclusion how could this have risen to the top?? I mean as fucked up as this guy appears to be --- the thought of his son dying this way didn't rattle him one little bit?
Edited to fix a telling typo.....
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As for the wife, she should be investigated. I will admit there was a time in our marriage where I had my head so far up my ass I had no idea what was going on. Maybe she wasn't in on it? My understanding is she told the police both if them had searched for info on hot car deaths so maybe she was just trying to cover for him. But I'm skeeved if she really called her mom before her husband...
All I know is this case devastates me. I was putting reusable bags and a child cover on the grocery cart while DS was still in his car seat. Even though he has autism DS still made a little protesting sound like "don't forget me!". And I could never! I can't stop thinking of that sweet baby (who they said was talking) yelling "daddy" as that evil man walked away. Then crying from being hot, then thirsty, then desperate, then passing into a merciful coma. Poor, poor baby!!!! I can't stop seeing DS in his place!
I agree that he, and his wife if in on it, should be burned alive.
Police: Father was 'sexting' as son was dying
Horrendous for sure but, we still have the policies on the other 3 just in case, God forbid, the unthinkable happens again.
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