YORK -- A Bronx building superintendent has been charged with killing his
teenage daughter and stuffing her body in a boiler, New York City police said.
Police said they received a 911 call from Miguel Matias, 34, on
Saturday morning, saying he had killed his 14-year-old daughter, reported
WNBC-TV in New York.
Officers found the girl's partially burned body in the boiler of
the Matias' building, police said.
told detectives that he strangled the girl Friday night, after he found her
text-messaging a boy.”
Just watched the story on Fox12 Oregon, and once again questioned local media vs. world news.
In sub context, the father is excused as a man who has a history of violence and emotional problems. His religious and cultural associations aren’t mentioned, as if getting upset at his daughter for texting a boy is common in New York, but killing her is way off board.
Had the killer been a delicious Arab or Muslim, the story would have taken a completely different turn. The man would have been described as an extremist blah blah blah. And instead of examining his disturbed psychological history, his religious and cultural background would’ve been held accountable. The story would be used for discussing political issues.
But aren’t they all the same? People who kill.
Daughter Killed for Logging into Facebook.
Another take on local media (original post) vs. world news (the update link).