Skip to comments.Son Shoots Father, Saves Mother (VIDEO) (FL)
Posted on 12/04/2012 6:20:08 PM PST by marktwain
A Florida teen armed with a handgun shot and killed his father, and in turn prevented his mother from being strangled on Nov. 24.
Although the evening ended in tragedy, it seemed to have started pleasant enough as a small group of family and friends gathered around a bonfire outside the family's home near Tampa. But the tone changed sometime around 10 p.m. when the mother Jill Thorpe, 35, went inside their mobile home and her husband Christopher Thorpe, 36, followed suit, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
The couple began arguing inside the house and the fight quickly escalated into blows as Christopher began beating Jill. The assault started in the living room but eventually moved to the master bedroom.
At some point during the altercation, their son, 17-year-old Channing Thorpe, entered the home, grabbed a handgun and rushed into the bedroom where he found his father choking his mother. To protect her, the teen took aim and shot at him several times.
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Bob Costas, please pick up the white courtesy phone........
If that mother had a Bob Costas, she’d be dead right now.
I love it when ya see VIDEO in big letters, as if there was actual video of the event, as opposed to some taking head news geeks rehashing what was already written.
Very misleading...Like everything else today.
it may be that there was some flirting going on at the bonfire and that started the whole ruckus.
It’s always Florida.
” Its always Florida.”
That’s exactly what I was thinking. I wonder what it is.
>>went inside their mobile home<<
Is there a domestic violence prerequisite to living in a mobile home? Like some kind of quota you have to meet every month?
(yes, it’s a sarcastic, stereotypical comment, not meant to hurt anyone’s feelings; before the “Hey, you jerk, my mother lives in a mobile home!” crowd arrives)