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Monday, February 21, 2011

“I Really Miss My Mom,” Says 16-Year-Old Killadelphian Who Murdered His Mother

 
 
By Nicholas Stix

Kendall Anderson really loved his mother. But when he got in trouble she disciplined him, by taking away his PlayStation. There are limits to a boy’s love for his mother, even if by his own admission, “She was the only person who cared for me.”

It was PlayStation or Mom, which made it a no-brainer.

According to his (soon-to-be recanted) police confession, Anderson paced about, thinking about the matter for three hours, and ultimately formulated a plan: Smash Mom’s head in with a claw hammer, while she sleeps. And he carried out the plan, beating his mother’s brains in, 20 times. Except that she was still alive…

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Following a 90-minute argument the day after Thanksgiving, police allege, Kendall went into his sleeping mother’s bedroom, hit her 20 times with a claw hammer and ultimately killed her.

The story of Rashida Anderson’s bloody end - as told by her son in his confession to Philadelphia police homicide Det. Thorsten Lucke - was read to a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge, who ordered the lanky youth to stand trial for murder, possession of an instrument of crime and abuse of corpse.

Anderson, a lanky 5-foot-8 youth … looked quizzically about the courtroom as Lucke read his confession during the preliminary hearing before Judge Karen Yvette Simmons….

“I couldn’t stand the arguing,” Lucke said, reading the youth’s statement.

When the hammer attack did not kill her, Anderson told police, he dragged her downstairs and tried to “cremate her” [NS: alive?!] in the kitchen oven. When that failed, he continued, he beat her in the head with a chair leg before dragging her body outside and hiding [sic] under debris in an alley behind the house.

Lucke said that Anderson expressed remorse for the crime and told him: “If I could, I would not do it again. I really miss my mom . . . she was the only person who cared for me.”


[“Confession: Boy bludgeoned sleeping mom over PlayStation,” by Joseph A. Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 15, 2011.]

(Apparently, an Inquirer editor had initially titled the story, “Boy confesses to bludgeoning, cremating sleeping mom,” but someone decided that it was too harsh, or would offend the “cremating sleeping mom” lobby, and changed it.)

The remorse part is good. I guess that means that after he's been inside a few years, his defense attorney and social worker and community activist can all demand his release, arguing ‘He's been rehabilitated; he says that he'll never kill his mother again.’

What is this, lesson number #3,593 on why women have no business bearing children out of wedlock? Especially black women. (Why black boys require more guidance than white boys would require a separate article.) Of course, a sensible woman just knows this, without requiring “lessons.”

I guess young Mr. Anderson is left to ask the court to have pity on a poor orphan.

A tip 'o the hat to American Renaissance.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i WENT TO SCHOOL WITH THIS KENDALL AND i STILL CANT BELIEVE THIS....AND i BELIEVE THAT STATMENT ABOUT BEARING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK IS RACISIST.....iT DOESNT MATTER WHAT RACE YOU ARE ALL KIDS NEED GUIDANCE AND EVEN IF THEY DONT HAVE I....IT DOESNT MAKE IT OKAY TO KILL ~COMMON SENSE~

Nicholas said...

Anon,

You’re right about one thing: Even if a kid doesn’t get guidance, that doesn’t excuse murder.

As for the rest:

1. You have no business posting without first correcting basic errors. You either accidentally hit the caps lock, and didn’t bother to correct the mistake (ditto for spelling and punctuation), or you’re being overly cute. Considering that the statement, as it stands, makes you look dumb, it’s just common sense to correct it; and

2. Your position,

“AND i BELIEVE THAT STATMENT ABOUT BEARING CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK IS RACISIST,”

is mistaken.