Jamar Pinkney, Sr. murdered his son in cold blood after being told that the teen, Jamar Pinkney, Jr., confessed to molesting his 3-year-old sister.
The 37-year-old man forced his son to strip and march to a vacant lot while nude, after which, he shot the teen to death while the boy and his mother pleaded for his life.
According to the younger Pinkney’s mother, it was she that alerted Pinkney, Sr. of his son’s misdeeds after the young man revealed to her what he had done.
“I called and told his father,” said the boy’s mother, Lazette Cherry, to the Detroit Free Press. “That isn’t something you sweep under the rug.” Afterward, the man returned home with a firearm, ordering the boy to strip and go outside.
“He got on his knees and begged, ‘no, daddy, no,’ and he pulled the trigger.”
Attorney’s for the conscientious killer are guiding their strategy toward an insanity defense and have started asking representatives from the prosecution to make note of their client’s state of mind while relegating reports of sexual abuse to mere afterthoughts.
The State of Michigan has filed first-degree murder charges against Pinkney in the murder of his son; if found guilty, he will receive life in prison.