Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Another senseless killing in the name of God.


What goes on in the minds of people fascinates me. I came across an item on my local news Web site today and it was so bizarre that I had to know more. The story was about a 26 year old man named Andre Thomas (shown above) who murdered his estranged wife and two kids on March 27, 2004. Why did he do this? He claims that his family was possessed by demons, his estranged wife was acting like a whore and that his 4 year old son was the anti-Christ. The details of how they were murdered are in the article below. Afterwards, he went home, stabbed himself and then went to the police station. Thank goodness he turned himself in...who knows what else he would have done?

On April 2, 2004, while in lock-up, he poked his right eye out because it was God's will. How on earth did no one hear him doing this? I find it hard to imagine he poked his eye and pulled it out of the socket in silence. Can this case get any stranger? You bet...read on.

On March 7, 2005, he was found guilty of murder after just 35 minutes of deliberation. The prosecutors immediately wanted to try for the death penalty and they got it.

On December 9, 2008, he poked out his left eye and ATE IT. I wonder if God told him that just poking out another eye wasn't good enough, you had to eat it too?

From what I understand, he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is currently serving time in a psychiatric facility while awaiting an execution date.

This article was written by a lawyer and a paralegal so it has more detail than the other info I've read on this case.

So what do you think? Is he really schizophrenic or was he just putting on a show to try to avoid a harsh punishment?

2 comments:

Riverwolf, said...

Could be any combo--he may have mental illness and he may also have been trying to avoid punishment (in those few lucid moment when he realized what had happened). Scary and sad.

Things like this always make me wonder just how much separates "us" from those we consider "mentally ill." If I "see" a demon, I might be considered a faithful Christian or Muslim, whereas this guy is crazy. Is there a difference?

Dracenea said...

Most people that say they have an imaginary friend are believed to be one fry short of a happy meal yet there are millions of people walking around that believe in a god that is very real to each of them yet is not seen or heard in the typical way you would see/hear someone. It is quite interesting how we decide who truly is crazy.