Domestic violence is disgraceful, far beyond other crimes. When you make a commitment to another person, the fact that you don’t like them anymore doesn’t permit you to take their life.
Hiatt had shot his wife in the head, but she was still alive when he was interrupted by deputies as he was digging a hole in which to bury her, authorities said.
Deonna Hiatt, 19, lay wounded inside her pickup truck, with her legs bound by her own leather jacket, while Hiatt used a small backhoe to dig her grave the night of Jan. 11, 2009, according to authorities.
Deputies, who were investigating a report of the theft of the backhoe, found Deonna Hiatt in the truck, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson has said.
I bet you are wondering, what sort of person decides to shoot his estranged wife in the head, steal a backhoe, and dig a hole in which to bury her.
Well wonder no more. (Keep scrolling down)
The anti-gunners keep telling us that victims usually know their murderer. They keep hyping the level of domestic violence in this country, and the use of guns in domestic violence. Here’s a newsflash for everyone. Felons have families too.
The murdered girl (who was 19 at the time of the murder) left two children behind. Now they are 2½ and 3½ years old. At the time of the murder they would have been 6 months and 18 months old. This means that the first child was born before the victim was 18. So here we have a multiple felon who’d been to prison 4 times for a total of 20 months taking up with a 16 or 17 year old girl. He would have been 23 or 24. They lived with her grandparents, the Woods.
Didn’t work out too well.
UPDATE: According to this story, the oldest child was not his. The youngest was.