This is not a “feel good” story. I heard about this on the radio this morning and read the details in this AP story, “Police: Dad threw 4 children off bridge“:
“BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala. – A day after reporting his four young children were missing, a shrimp fisherman broke down and confessed that he threw them off an 80-foot-high bridge to their deaths, authorities said Wednesday. Lam Luong, 37, was charged with four counts of capital murder, and divers searched the murky waters for the bodies of the youngsters, who ranged in age from a few months to 3 years. Luong had a drug habit and had argued with his wife, Ngoc Phan, before taking the children, said Phan’s brother-in-law, Kam Phengsisomboun. Luong’s girlfriend, who was living in a hotel in nearby Gulfport, Miss., was a factor in the couple’s argument on Sunday and Monday morning, family members and police said…Luong came to Alabama from Vietnam in 1984 and worked as a shrimper, Phengsisomboun said. The couple lived with Phan’s mother at Bayou La Batre, a fishing village 20 miles southwest of Mobile with a large Southeast Asian community.”
When I heard this, I was just disgusted and saddened. I also had heard of a blog today, Disgrasian – “You’re as disgrace. To the race.” Lam Luong certainly is certainly a disgrace…and a criminal.