Skip to comments.Cops: NC Man Chopped off Daughter's Head
Posted on 01/14/2007 9:00:38 AM PST by workerbee
RALEIGH, N.C. A man suspected of decapitating his 4-year-old daughter and leaving the body for her mother to find in their suburban home was arrested in Washington, D.C., early Saturday, authorities said.
Investigators have not found any history of domestic or mental health problems at the home, and still have no leads as to a possible motive in the killing, said Clayton police Lt. Jon Gerrell.
Amber Violette told police Friday evening she had found her daughter, Katlin, with her head severed from her body, police said.
An "edged weapon" believe to have been used in the killing was found in the house, though Gerrell declined to give more details.
"This is devastating for the whole community as a whole, and it's the most horrific thing I've seen in 13 years of police work," said Sgt. S.P. Lapsley. "That a father could do this to his child, I just can't believe it."
John Patrick Violette's vehicle was found at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and investigators learned he had taken a flight to Washington. Deputy U.S. marshals arrested the 37-year-old after police tracked his credit card to the hotel, Lapsley said.
Police said Violette, 37, would be held in Washington pending an extradition on a murder charge expected to be filed in Clayton, about 15 miles southeast of Raleigh. The U.S. Marshals Service said an extradition hearing is expected to be held Tuesday.
The mother is not a suspect in the investigation, and Lapsley said police don't expect to make any more arrests.
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The gas chamber would be too good of a punishment for this kind of evil, evil behavior.
It's time to bring back public hangings.
I agree. Show all executions on TV.
A man suspected of decapitating his 4-year-old daughter and leaving the body for her mother to find in their suburban home was struck by a car in Washington, D.C., early Saturday. The vehicle then backed over the fallen victim, ran over him again, backed over him again, ran over him one more time, then parked on his chest while the driver proceeded to kick his face into unrecognizable pulp.
This is the kind of thing that makes me believe in demon possession.
He should be burned alive; soaked in gasoline and set on fire.
Much too humane.
That was my first thought as well.
I can only pray that she was drugged unconcious beforehand.
I was thinking a a rusty spike attached to a piece of wood, hamming it through his johnson and hanging the guy by his penis. Then cover in sugar and let the fire ants have him. After that, the gas/fire thing is fine with me.
Or give him to the Islamofacists. They're experts.
Speechless. I don't know what to say.
On second thought, they might congratulate him.
This seems to be a common modus operandi for them...although four years old is a little too young for most honor killings.
NO cheers, unfortunately.
I think murderers should face the same death they inflict.
Why? Hanging by the genitals is sufficient....You can support (to a degree of obesity) a mans weight by his best friend. I hope he notices the irony when it turns black and "decapitates" a few days later. Then you bleed to death.
How about the guilotine?
What kind of sick #$%k does this? Pull him apart, slowly. Flense him first.
Some real geniuses up there in NC. I half expected them to come up with a Louisville Slugger as the murder weapon. Times like this, it's really tough being anti-death penalty. What do you do with a guy that would kill a 4-year old child but get rid of him?
You can bet that his defense attorney will try the insanity defense.
Well, we were waiting for that line.
Poor child. Who knows what other terrors she had to indure in that house.
Kill him. Humanely, but kill him nonetheless.
Unless the sicko was attracted to her and killed her because he believed it was her fault.
By definition, a man who hacks off the head of his 4-yo daughter is insane.
That shouldn't mean we can't kill him, in order to defend our daughters.
Too quick, too clean.
Here's a picture of the guy:
Supposedly he quit his job on Thursday; I'm thinking we're going to hear one big sob story about this.
If the wife doesn't kill him first.
This is the result when a society is exposed to deranged, unspeakable acts of human hate and cruelty from another society with cultural degeneracy.
It was my first shot. I can do better.
The " solutions" being offered in here are as bizarre and depraved as this man's act. The purpose of execution is not to demonstrate our similarity with a depraved murderer but our moral differences. The solution here is to try, then execute this man for his crimes, not engage in brutish,bizarre and depraved acts as some kind of cathartic sociopathic ritual.
Careful, that kind of talk rouses the ire of the self-annointed skeptics around here... /grin
Seriously, I agree with you.
The courts have deemed that the insane and the " idiots " that kill are " special " and therefor are exempt from the death penalty.
The jury can fix that, you know.
I saw this on local (DC) news last night .. it sounds like he was trying to hurt the wife. Guess he succeeded. It doesn't get much sicker. And to have the audacity to just go to the airport, then check into a hotel (stupidly using his own credit card) .. you can be his lawyers will come up with an insanity defense. And they would be right. Still, he should get the death penalty.
This man isn't insane in any legal sense.The fact that he made efforts to flee and conceal his whereabouts is mens rea.
Now if he ran out of the house claiming that he just killed the Antichrist and wanted to be interviewed by the Pope and Nancy Grace that would be insane.
No, the purpose of execution is the a) punish the offender and 2) protect society from further damage by him.
People react viscerally to this kind of horrific crime but generally speaking, I think they really just want the perps gone in the quickest, cleanest way possible.
Correct. There are some monstrous acts which we, as mere flawed, sinful mortals, are simply not qualified nor wise enough to "judge", and sometimes the best we can do is be content with removing the threat from our plane of existence.
Yep. It's clear there's a little monster inside them, too.
Reading this sad story I'd guess that the guy basically flipped-out. That doesn't make him innocent by any stretch, but I think there is a difference between someone that kills because of mental strain and one that kills just for the pleasure of it.
Both people exist and I'm not sure both should be treated the same way. I'd say this guy would be much less a threat than a Ted Bundy, or the BTK serial killer, for example.
Some people here seem to get some kind of joy fantasizing about what they could do to this man. And that makes them much more like the Ted Bundys of the world.
I can think of four reasons for the death penalty - punishment, revenge, deterrence, and self-defense.
The only reason we really need is the last, and let God handle the other three.
I prefer your version of events!
You are correct.
Arrest him, try him, find him guilty, sentance him to death and execute the sentance. This is simply a mechanism for legitimate government to rid itself of those criminals who are good for nothingness. The prosector's office and the defense are simply there to identify the charges and any purient interests which might affect the decisions each step of they way.
There are costs to freedom and liberty.
Sometimes folks have no sense of irony. Here they are outraged at the horrific and depraved acts of this man and what is their proposed solution?....Horrific and depraved acts.
The irony is they have more in common with the perpetrator psychologically than the victim.