Citrus County authorities say mom killed herself and 3 young boys
By Jamal Thalji and Jodie Tillman, Times Staff Writers
Saturday, November 1, 2008
FLORAL CITY — When the grandmother got home Thursday evening, the door to her daughter’s room was already shut.
Vickie Maslowski figured her 23-year-old daughter and her three sons – all under the age of 5 – had gone to bed.
When Maslowski opened the bedroom door the next morning, she was greeted by a horrible and bloody scene.
Her daughter, Alicia Chomic, and the three boys were dead.
The mother and her two oldest sons lay on the bed. The youngest was in a bassinet.
Citrus County sheriff’s officials said they believe Chomic shot her three sons in the mobile home sometime Thursday night, then turned the gun on herself….
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Comment by F4L: The article is so typical in its male-bashing that it is almost funny, if it were not so atrociously stereotypical.
The killer is described as a victim who had had a difficult life, without saying more than that she was a quiet, nice woman whose murderous crime was without reason or explanation.
The article then goes on to vilify the two fathers of her sons, without offering an explanation what they had done to motivate the mother to commit the murders. Not only that, but, to round out the impression that all men are evil and all women are good, the article even drags in the recent and totally unrelated rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl.
The article does not focus on the horrible murders committed by the murdering mama, other than using the murders and suicide as an excuse to launch into an unjustified and irrelevant tirade of male-bashing of which we see increasingly more and more in the media. It is a trial by media that exonerates the murderer and vilifies men who had absolutely nothing to do with the deed.
The principle used in the article to divert attention from the real culprit is comparable to that used by a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar who looks out the window, points, and yells: “Oh! Look at the bird!” Of such things anti-male propaganda is made, and nothing more is required to make it work, serving to turn all men into not even second-class citizens but to make them appear to be sub-human.
See also Infanticide or “Post-natal Abortion”, a discussion of the evolution of the ethics of our social values relating to the evolving epidemic of murdering mothers.