Last edited by cruisin; 12-13-2010 at 04:20 PM.
At least one of Madoff's victims also committed suicide some time ago.
Why was the baby alone with him? Are they divorced?
"awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.
Even if the two-year-old did witness his father hanging, I doubt that the father-in-law would tell that to reporters. Plus, 2 years old, he's not going to remember anything even if he did see his dad like that. I wouldn't even know what was going on.
I know a kid who was around 3-4 when his mother died in a tragic car accident, he doesn't remember anything at all about his mom and he's in his 40's.
I know someone who was seven years old when his mother committed suicide. Everyone was more worried about his ten-year old sister, who had actually found her mom dead. But it turned out to be the boy who has more problems as an adult. The woman had suffered from horrible depression for years and it was worse during the few years of the boy's life than the girl's - so it's possible that the boy's problems may to a certain extent stem from having an ill, unavailable mom during his infancy and early years.
This poor boy may have been traumatized by his father's condition prior to the suicide - his dad would have to have been completely desperate to not only commit suicide, but do so in a place where his son might witness it.
I hope the boy's adult relatives make sure he gets help to deal with the trauma right away.
Foxnews says the baby was sleeping when the body was found (hope that's correct) and that Bernie Madoff's wife says he has his son's blood on his hands. He certainly does. Horrendous.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
But not all children's memory work the same. I, for one, have very clear memories dating back to 18 months, when my sister was born.
There are plenty of people who remember precise details of their early childhood. Those who don't tend to not believe them.