Who’s in control?

Delores Jones, 47, was talking on the phone to a neighbor, and her live in boyfriend Anton Cochran, 44 overheard her discussion. He evidently become angry, and yelled at her not to be telling everybody her business.

About 2 am the next day, her adult son came home and found her dead. About 9 hours later Cochran turned himself into police and made a confession.

He had begun beating her about 2 am and was beating her with a metal bar. He stated he lost control and could not stop himself from hitting her. He also took a knife and slashed her throat, and stabbed her in the heart.

My sympathies to the son, as it is hard enough to deal with the loss of a parent. But to be the one to find her brutally murdered, is a horror that is just unimaginable. He will likely be dealing with that memory of his mother for a long time to come.

And I wonder about how Cochran feels now. Now everyone knows his business. Everyone knows about his loss of control. Everyone knows he brutally beat and murdered the woman he chose to cohabit with. And everyone knows that he chose Valentine’s Day to do that on. And now, he doesn’t have any control. His life will be proscribed for him. He will be told when to get up, when to be “lights out”, when he can eat, and how to act. His temporary “loss of control” resulted in the death of a woman he lived with. A son lost his mother. And his loss of control will be complete.

I wonder what part of this will make the most impression on him?



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