Murder by Family: The Incredible True Story of a Son's Treachery and a Father's Forgiveness
Murder by Family The Incredible True Story of a Son's Treachery and a Father's Forgiveness Author:Kent Whitaker This is the tragic story of Kent Whitaker's heart-wrenching journey toward forgiveness and faith after the brutal murder of his wife and one of his sons. Straight from the headlines comes an incredible true story of a son's treachery. For the first time, readers are offered inside access to the emotional drama that went on behind the scenes. At ... more »the core is the remarkable healing power of forgiveness, demonstrated by Kent Whitaker, which shows how the survivors of such atrocious events can still forgive those who have permanently damaged their lives.One evening, the Whitaker family returned home after dinner, celebrating a son's impending graduation from college. On opening the front door, they faced a gunman lying in wait. The gunman opened fire, instantly killing the younger sonand Kent's wife, leaving Kent and his older son lying wounded until police and ambulances arrived. While recovering in the hospital, Kent resolved in his heart to forgive whoever was responsible for the deaths of his wife and son.Over the next few weeks, it was discovered that the whole murder plot had been orchestrated by the surviving son -- whom Kent had unknowingly forgiven. After a trial that resulted in a death sentence for his son, Kent emerged from this harrowing ordeal to share their astonishing journey toward forgiveness and redemption.« less
Easy to see from this story how the son was able to rationalize killing his mother and brother and trying to kill his father. Everything in his life was taken care of by his parents, truly "helicopter" parents if there ever were any. His father is still taking care of Bart's problems and making excuses for him by writing this book. They may be a religious family, but they come off as "holier than thou".