Technically this isn’t a domestic related crime

But at least morally it is a crime.

 Destin Perkins is 16 years old. Last year Destin was told that his kidneys were failing and he needed a kidney transplant. So his mother Angie Hammond donated one of hers. Unfortunately, his body rejected the kidney. So his father offered to help.

Unfortunately, there was a problem. Byron Perkins was in jail. Arrangements were made for testing, and Perkins was a match. Further arrangements were made and Perkins was released from jail, so that he could give his kidney to his son.

Perkins never showed up at the hospital. He is thought to be on the run with his girlfriend Lea Ann Howard. Perkins sent a letter to his own mother telling her not to worry, he would be close. And that he would come through for Destin “someday”.

So Destin remains on kidney dialysis. Which is painful and can be risky as any complications can lead to his death. He has no chance of living a normal life unless a transplant is done.

So technically, the crime that Byron committed was in running from his incarceration. But I think his biggest crime was a moral one. If he really didn’t want to give up his kidney for Destin, then he should have stayed in jail. He shouldn’t have offered the boy false hope, and then used him in order to escape jail.                             



  1. MissLisa said,

    February 27, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    That’s just horrible! He must not care about his son to have done something so despicable. Hopefully Destin will be able to get a transplant and regain his health, despite that actions of his “father”.

  2. February 27, 2006 at 8:42 pm

    It just really, really bugged me when I heard this one.

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