Mom Commits Suicide After Beating Kid

A 39-year-old mom on trial for beating her kid committed suicide yesterday. The 39-year-old was found hanging in her apartment, with a note that said:

I would never be able to apologize to my son enough. I am sorry I could not do things like a mother to you.

I always think it’s kind of unfair when someone dies before being brought to justice. Like how Ken Lay died right before he started serving his jail time. Or how Milosevic died in the middle of the war crimes trials in the Balkans. What she really should have done is stood trial and stuck around afterwards so the kid wouldn’t be motherless and guilt-ridden for indirectly causing her death–or at least so he will believe.