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911 Tape Shows Courage of Stabbed Boy 'Can You Please Send the Army Men or the Ambulance?'
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Posted on 10/29/2004 9:14:23 AM PDT by freepatriot32

TACOMA, Wash. (Oct. 28) - A seriously wounded 8-year-old boy calmly described his father's deadly knife rampage during a call for help to 911. "My daddy killed me with a knife and I'm gone," the boy told a dispatcher. "Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?"

The soft-spoken child gave a wrong address and then hung up. But a second dispatcher called back, keeping him on the line while a frantic search was under way.

On Wednesday, authorities released the remarkable tape of Anthony Sukto's calm courage during the Oct. 22 ordeal, and the frantic efforts to find him.

"What's going on there?" asked dispatcher Kristine Woodrow.

"My daddy killed me with a butcher knife," Anthony said.

"How did that happen if you are talking to me?" Woodrow asked.

"Because," Anthony answered. "I don't know what happened, but something. He grabbed knives. I woke up. My dad, he was killing my mom and then my, my, my dad told me to go onto the other bed and then he's like, 'You're next,' and then he killed me. I'm still alive. I kind of survived."

Woodrow said she wasn't sure if what she was hearing was for real.

"He was extremely calm," she recalled Wednesday. "It wasn't a typical response from someone who had just witnessed what he witnessed or had just been attacked."

Woodrow said while police and firefighters tried to find where Anthony was calling from, she tried to keep him on the phone.

"Are you bleeding, Anthony?" she asked. "Uh huh," he answered.

"Where are you bleeding from?" she asked. "From my stomach," he said.

"Are you there by yourself?" Woodrow asked. "No. My mom is already dead and I am the only survivor," he said.

Authorities found the home minutes later when the child's father, Tony Sukto, 36, flagged down a fire truck. Sukto has been charged with the murder of his wife, Pranee, 39, and attempted murder of his son, and has pleaded innocent.

Anthony underwent surgery for lacerations to his liver and is recovering.

Woodrow said she wants to visit the little boy to tell him something she didn't get a chance to before.

"I want to tell him how amazing he is," she said. "I don't think he knows that."


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thats one tough kid.He must get it from his mother seeing as how his father is a cowardly piece of s**t
1 posted on 10/29/2004 9:14:24 AM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32

What a sad story.


2 posted on 10/29/2004 9:17:09 AM PDT by The Great Yazoo (JFK: He's a real nowhere man, Sitting in his nowhereland, Making all his nowhere plans, For nobody)
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To: freepatriot32

Heard this on Greta last night... the 911 call is chilling to be sure. I couldn't believe the dispatcher kept it together. Praying for this boy to heal, find peace and a good home.


3 posted on 10/29/2004 9:18:12 AM PDT by cgk (I'll keep posting it until you READ IT. Pay attention!)
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To: freepatriot32
A dispatcher says Anthony Sukto was very calm as he described how he and his mother were stabbed. (AP/Family Photo/News Tribune)
4 posted on 10/29/2004 9:19:03 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (today it was the victory act tomorrow its victory coffee, victory cigarettes...)
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To: freepatriot32
I wonder what Tacoma's tax-and-spend liberals have been doing instead of upgrading their 911 system.
5 posted on 10/29/2004 9:19:39 AM PDT by newgeezer (Democrats will cheat, steal, lie, do ANYTHING to win, because their noble goals justify every means.)
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To: freepatriot32

That is about the most heartbreaking thing I've read. Jees, if the boy does survive.....I can't iamgine carrying the baggage of that scene the rest of my life.


6 posted on 10/29/2004 9:20:19 AM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered (You can't trust a Poodle to operate a grenade laucher or a Nuclear Football!)
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To: freepatriot32

goosebumps


7 posted on 10/29/2004 9:23:01 AM PDT by SBOinTX
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To: newgeezer

Probably taking out full page newspaper and billboard ads encouraging people to vote yes for gun control


8 posted on 10/29/2004 9:23:19 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (today it was the victory act tomorrow its victory coffee, victory cigarettes...)
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To: freepatriot32
I heard that tape played on Fox. It was chilling. I could not believe that he was so calm. Poor little guy. When he gets out of the hospital, he's going to have to find a new home, because his dad will be in prison for many years. I do hope a relative will take him in and treat him good. He's going to need a stable home and a LOT of TLC to be able to get over the trauma he's been through.
9 posted on 10/29/2004 9:25:20 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (THE FATE OF OUR CONSTITUTION DEPENDS ON THE JUDGES 'W' APPOINTS. VOTE FOR 'W' !!!)
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To: freepatriot32

Thank God he's alive.


10 posted on 10/29/2004 9:27:02 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: freepatriot32

I think my keyboard's shorted out for some strange reason! Something wrong with the monitor too! God Bless!


11 posted on 10/29/2004 9:28:29 AM PDT by MarineBrat
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To: NRA2BFree

Man, I hope when that monster father of his goes to the big house that the inmates find out why he's there. Hopefully he won't last as long as Dahmer.


12 posted on 10/29/2004 9:29:32 AM PDT by myheroesareDeadandRegistered (You can't trust a Poodle to operate a grenade laucher or a Nuclear Football!)
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To: freepatriot32

This is one outstanding (however sad) story!


13 posted on 10/29/2004 9:29:55 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: freepatriot32

I burst into tears reading this, that guy must have just flipped out! Crazy freakin people, I tell you... we are one step away from barbarity, at any moment..


14 posted on 10/29/2004 9:30:07 AM PDT by Paradox (Occam was probably right.)
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To: freepatriot32

I WANT DETERRENCE IN AMERICA THAT WORKS - AND I WANT ANIMALS THAT DO THESE THINGS EXECUTED WITH MUCH FANFARE IN PUBLIC.


15 posted on 10/29/2004 9:31:18 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: freepatriot32

> Tony Sukto, 36, flagged down a fire truck. Sukto has been charged with the murder of his wife

Bwaaa? Ok, what does this imply? Temporary insanity? Drugs? It doesn't sound like what you'd expect your average, run-of-the-mill killer to do.

While I've no sympathy for Mr. Sukto, imagine what it'd be like to wake up from a drug haze (or a schizophrenic episode of some sort) and find you've murdered your family. Bleah.


16 posted on 10/29/2004 9:34:18 AM PDT by orionblamblam
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To: mhking

just damn ?


17 posted on 10/29/2004 9:35:20 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (today it was the victory act tomorrow its victory coffee, victory cigarettes...)
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To: ApesForEvolution
I WANT DETERRENCE IN AMERICA THAT WORKS - AND I WANT ANIMALS THAT DO THESE THINGS EXECUTED WITH MUCH FANFARE IN PUBLIC.

I second that motion. All in favor say "Aye!". All opposed, die.

18 posted on 10/29/2004 9:38:57 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: freepatriot32

I had an odd thought, maybe this is a side effect of the desensitization to violence from video games our kids are exposed to. All those video games let the kid describe the situation calmly. Maybe the weakness from blood loss put him in a daze also.


19 posted on 10/29/2004 9:40:29 AM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

He was in shock.


20 posted on 10/29/2004 9:44:47 AM PDT by ironcitymike
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To: Paradox
I tell you... we are one step away from barbarity, at any moment..

Yep. I've been saying that myself alot lately. Something is very wrong.

21 posted on 10/29/2004 9:44:47 AM PDT by softengine (Correlate everything. Practice critical thinking. Don't be a sheeple.)
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To: Mount Athos
I had an odd thought, maybe this is a side effect of the desensitization to violence from video games our kids are exposed to.

I think it was shock.

22 posted on 10/29/2004 9:45:12 AM PDT by lucysmom
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To: Mount Athos

I think the latter is far more likely. I don't know too many kids who can't stop shrieking when they stub their toe.


23 posted on 10/29/2004 9:45:33 AM PDT by orionblamblam
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

BTTT

How are you my FRiend?


24 posted on 10/29/2004 9:48:28 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Public executions?? How Islamic of you. Beheadings in our town squares maybe....very civilized. I'd rather watch the NBA if I need a dose of violence.


25 posted on 10/29/2004 9:59:30 AM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: freepatriot32

Oh I needed that story...Was already crying, I told my husband that housework was bad for your health...I tripped over something while carrying a heavy box of photo albums...that's when I needed a Freeper Lift...Glad I read that story...Now I have a real reason to cry...


26 posted on 10/29/2004 10:00:55 AM PDT by queenkathy
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To: ApesForEvolution

When a victim survives only because of his own strenght or the heroics of others, the punishment for attempted murder should be just as severe as the punishment for murder.


27 posted on 10/29/2004 10:04:15 AM PDT by eccentric (aka baldwidow)
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To: eccentric

You have my vote...I totally agree.


28 posted on 10/29/2004 10:07:05 AM PDT by ApesForEvolution (You will NEVER convince me that Muhammadanism isn't a veil for MASS MURDERS. Save your time...)
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To: freepatriot32

So sad, and very close to where I live :( What a brave little guy!


29 posted on 10/29/2004 10:07:49 AM PDT by Libertina (Please Lord, grant America a leader who loves you.)
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To: freepatriot32
Damn, damn damn. What a terrible thing to have happen. Thank God this poor boy survived -- I hope he lives this down in time. Words fail to express the sadness of an event like this.
30 posted on 10/29/2004 10:09:00 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism.)
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To: freepatriot32; 007Dawg; 11B3; 123easy; 1911A1; 4woodenboats; 7mmMag@LeftCoast; A44MAGNUT; Abram; ...
Was this guy schizophrenic?

A guy I know went nuts and killed his mother with a knife a few months ago. He was schizophrenic and had even been in an institution for a few days before it happened, they deemed him no danger. Mental disease is not dealt with properly in this state (Washington) for fear of being politically incorrect.

31 posted on 10/29/2004 10:10:26 AM PDT by CyberCowboy777 (We want hard, tough, seasoned leaders who will methodically destroy the people who would kill us.)
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To: freepatriot32
I saw a blurb of this last night on Fox. Sickening.

Look at that precious little boy's face.

32 posted on 10/29/2004 10:10:36 AM PDT by NetSurfer (Proud member of the Pajama-Wearing Lunatic Fringe)
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To: freepatriot32
Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?"

Now THAT is what brings tears to my eyes. I hope the "Army Men" visit him. I am sure someone will-our military are the good guys.

33 posted on 10/29/2004 10:12:17 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights (Truth is not Partisan)
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To: eccentric

I agree as well. If your intention is to commit murder, and your victim somehow manages to survive, why should you get a lighter sentence?


34 posted on 10/29/2004 10:12:30 AM PDT by SilentServiceCPOWife (No one notices the water until the well runs dry.)
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To: CyberCowboy777

i wouldnt be suprise to hear that this guy has a history to it sure sounds like a schizo fugue state to me


35 posted on 10/29/2004 10:12:56 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (today it was the victory act tomorrow its victory coffee, victory cigarettes...)
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To: SilentServiceCPOWife

One strike against a child, and you're DEAD. That should be the law.


36 posted on 10/29/2004 10:13:20 AM PDT by MattGarrett
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To: newgeezer
There aren't enough details here to know what kind of system they have there, but it appears they did not have an address displayed for the dispatcher. There would only be a couple of reasons for this. 1) They do not have an enhanced system which shows caller name and address, along with which agencies to dipatch. 2) The caller made the call from a cell phone, which would not pinpoint his location.

I'm in this business and I can assure you there is plenty of federal money to pay for these things and a lot more. Usually these systems are funded through surcharges on telephone bills.

37 posted on 10/29/2004 10:17:01 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Their candidate uses rock stars to attract crowds. Ours IS a rock star!)
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To: newgeezer
I wonder what Tacoma's tax-and-spend liberals have been doing instead of upgrading their 911 system.
 
That's the first thing I thought of too. 
 
What a brave young man. His guardian angel was sitting on his shoulder.


38 posted on 10/29/2004 10:18:55 AM PDT by united1000 (If you can read this, thank a teacher.... and since it's in English, thank a soldier)
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To: freepatriot32

God bless that poor child.


39 posted on 10/29/2004 10:20:19 AM PDT by JellyJam (Headline of the year: "The Painful Truth: All the World Terrorists Are Muslims!")
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To: freepatriot32
I heard the tape yesterday on FOX and could not believe how people can be so crazy. They said the kid was in good condition and will be released to the mother's family.

The guy who did this should be strung-up literally
40 posted on 10/29/2004 10:24:43 AM PDT by MichelleWSC
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To: Mount Athos
e this is a side effect of the desensitization to violence from video games...

You may have a point there. Perhaps it is not desensitization as much as it is an evolution of our language. The boy said he was "killed" by his father, which is the terminology that one would use in a situation where one's video game character is terminated. I've played my share of video games. I think his relatie calmness may be more of his onwn unique personality, he is probably very intelligent.

41 posted on 10/29/2004 10:26:04 AM PDT by webheart (Pajamarazzi Rules!)
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To: freepatriot32

What a beautiful kid!


42 posted on 10/29/2004 10:37:07 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Let me repeat this: the web means never having to swill leftist garbage again. Got it?)
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To: Mount Athos; Happy2BMe

>>this is a side effect of the desensitization to violence<<

Very similar to what our GI's experience from close combat. After you've seen a couple of dozen dead corpses, none of them bother you anymore.................................until you get home and are in the safety of America.

That's when the nightmares start coming and you get your chance to weep, shake, and sweat reliving the terror you saw in combat.

Support our protectors, no matter if they are in greens, dress uniforms or discharged!


43 posted on 10/29/2004 10:46:32 AM PDT by B4Ranch (´´Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; They are our teeth for Liberty)
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To: freepatriot32

Next the gun controllers will go after knives. What a brave little boy.


44 posted on 10/29/2004 10:59:48 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: myheroesareDeadandRegistered
I can't stop the tears.

Being a Mother of 6, I think of my precious children. My youngest is 9.

45 posted on 10/29/2004 11:10:29 AM PDT by processing please hold (All I ever need to know about Islam, I learned on 9-11)
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To: lucysmom

The little boy was traumatized. I me, Hell, your daddy kills your mother and tells you you're next. That'll F*** anybody, especially a child.


46 posted on 10/29/2004 11:14:17 AM PDT by processing please hold (All I ever need to know about Islam, I learned on 9-11)
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To: freepatriot32
"Can you please send the Army men or the ambulance?"

Tears. Poor kid.

47 posted on 10/29/2004 11:17:28 AM PDT by spodefly (I've posted nothing but BTTT over 1000 times!!!)
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To: freepatriot32

I'm sure he was in shock. That could explain the calmness, but let's give him a big applause anyway. He's got a lot on his plate right now. I hope he can get a good home with a stable family to help him grow up well. Poor kid.


48 posted on 10/29/2004 11:20:59 AM PDT by Marysecretary
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To: lucysmom

I agree. I think he was in shock, too.


49 posted on 10/29/2004 11:22:15 AM PDT by Marysecretary
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To: WideGlide

Beheading by the government is appropriate. Beheadings by terrorist groups or insurrectionists is not. One is sanctioned by God and the others are criminals to be destroyed by a legitimate government. One is done in public under government authority and the other in hiding because they know they're evil.


50 posted on 10/29/2004 12:26:48 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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