It’s distressing to think that there is this much mental illness in the world today. We are constantly bombarded, or I consistently find stories like the one I am about to describe in Lamora Williams.
Lamora was a 24 year old mother of three children. She was described as being mentally unstable by her family as a child. She was removed from public education because she could not keep up according to her mother. She was dealing with postpartum depression since the birth of sons Ja’Karter and Ke’Younte. And perhaps the last straw that broke her psyche was when her boyfriend and father of the children, Jameel Penn, left her.
It was the culmination of these events that lead Lamora Williams to place her 1 and 2 year old child into an oven, turn it on, and walk away until they roasted to death. These beautiful children died in an oven!!! These babies were cooked to death! I can’t imagine the horror and the torture that they endured. It is probably more than most of us will surmise in an entire lifetime. She then, in an act of spite, vengeance, or sickness Video Called her ex-boyfriend, and showed him the bodies of his lifeless children. I can’t comprehend the pain of this man and that of the family.
I break just a little bit every time I hear a story like this because the cruelty, even through sickness, is a little hard to bare. And again, this is not an isolated story, many mothers and fathers have killed their children this year alone, because the “devil told them to” or “it’s God’s will”. It’s a phenomenonm that is in all communities. And the only ones who can combat these atrocities is the vigilance of loved ones and family.