Skip to comments.Teen dad profiled in People mag is killed
Posted on 11/22/2005 7:20:33 AM PST by ncountylee
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old single father whose struggle raising his toddler daughter was featured in People magazine has been killed in Philadelphia.
Terrell Pough was shot in the head on his way home from work Thursday night and later died at Temple University Hospital, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Police said they have no suspects but do have a possible lead. No further details of the slaying were released.
The August issue of People profiled Pough, who worked as the night manger at a local restaurant while attending school full-time and raising his daughter, Diamond, who will be 2 on Nov. 27.
"She's what I work for, what I live for, why I wake up," he told People. "She's everything."
Diamond, who had full-custody of his daughter, had planned to work in construction after graduating next June.
"If something ever happens to me, no one can ever tell her that her dad didn't take care of her," he told People.
I will wait until we know more.
It happens at a much lower rate.
BTTT. Well said. My prayers and sympathy for this young man and his daughter, who has lost an hardworking and dedicated father.
I struggle with this often myself, and force myself to pray for my enemies, even when I don't feel like it. But that does not have ANYTHING to do with calling sin by its right name.
I hope this child has someone willing to tell her what is right and what is wrong. I hope those people in her life will feel that they can judge and tell her what is right and what is wrong.
My sympathies go out to this young man, it is a tragedy when anyone is killed. I hope he knew God and Jesus.
I do applaud the young man for appearing to try to better himself but like I said I would rather wait and hear what the police say before I laud him as a hero to all generations!
I saw that story, too, a great story, an example to those around him. It's terrible, a tragedy, I can hardly believe it. My thoughts and prayers are with his little daughter and his family.
And what then? What happens if nothing comes out? He was walking on his way home from work. In some neighborhoods that may be enough to get shot right there. What exactly are you waiting for?
Why is it you would condemn this gentleman with no evidence or reason to do so? What happened to the precept of innocent until proven guilty?
I read that People magazine article and if I recall correctly the young man and his grandmother went to court to get custody of his daughter after the child's mother was proved an unfit parent.
Many young men from welfare backgrounds would much prefer that the mothers of their children either abort or raise the children, allowing the young men to run around and continue their self-destructive lifestyles. This guy at least stepped up to the plate and did what was right.
Yes, he made a mistage by having a child young and out of wedlock, but he certainly seemed devoted to his daughter and he worked hard to make a better future for the two of them. It is a shame that the little girl has lost her dad.
Let us wait for the facts.
"So he deserved to die?"
Maybe, maybe not. I do not know enough about the circumstances of his death to make that call. He did father a child when he was sixteen, not married to the woman, and unemployed. I find that reprehensible and that was what I was commenting upon.
I must have missed the newsletter.
Is the word of the day "nefarious"?
Yes, you missed the newsletter.
Let us wait for all the facts to come out.
My prayers are with this little girl. I hope she finds a loving, stable, two-parent home to be raised in.
I hope someone is willing to judge and tell her that certain things are wrong and certain things are right.
I haven't 'lied' about what you said. Your own words bear out what you think about this gentleman and his situation
Like I said, don't lie about what I have said.
Pathetic. This whole discussion was started because of some so called Christian wagging his finger at this poor father who was living with his admitted sin and making the best out of it for him and his daughter.
Its first rate assclown to demonize me for not condemning him post mortem. It is an embarassment to the teaching of Christ to sit here and focus on this man's errors instead of the positive he made of the sin and being a positive role model for men who have made similiar sins. Is it your request this mans drive to be a better man, provide for this child and give hope to a more successful family or would you rather him brushed under a rug as an embarassment to the human race? As a Christian, I can find far worse things than what this man has done. He isnt a bad man and he isnt the root of the downfall or morals in our society.
Thump your Bible at a single father doing the admirable thing of raising a child by himself. Just make sure you have a valid reason at judgement day besides "we dont throw the first stone enough anymore" (a line opposite of what Christ taught).
If you want to wag your finger at kids, fine. Can you at least wait until the body is in the ground before expressing your perfection to everyone?
Im totally and absolutely embarrased at the showing im seeing at some people here.
Our society isnt going down the tubes because of less people like you who cast first stones. Its rediculous to even argue this anymore... Im through. Its hard enough to defend Christianity when people align me with freaks who run around hitting people in the head with a 10 lb Bible but dont hit it on their own head first.
Its hard enough to defend Christianity when people align me with freaks who run around hitting people in the head with a 10 lb Bible but dont hit it on their own head first.
Because that's what gets her off. She does it on almost any story where somebody she considers beneath her is involved; she's one of the very first people on FR that condemened Harriet Miers, claiming that there was something "wrong" with a person who isn't married and they therefore shouldn't be allowed to serve; that was in the same post where she insinuated she was more than likely a lesbian.
What happened to the precept of innocent until proven guilty?
With this poster, that concept never enters into the conversation so long as she can act morally superior.
Oh heck no. We can't glorify the behavior of someone picking themselves up, getting a job, and working through what has to be one of the worst situations an 18 year old could find themselves in. Not a rags to riches story but definitely one that the gentleman didn't rely on the government but instead on himself. We definitely can't glorify someone that found themselves in a bad situation and decided to depend on himself, a self made man if you will, as our ancestors did.
And God knows our ancestors were all 'right thinking' individuals that never did anything that society would look down upon from its collective turned up nose. No, they were all married folk that walked the straight and narrow.
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