We imagine failing miserably as a parent causes such delusional thinking.
The father of one of the teens implicated in last week’s beating death of a decorated World War II veteran thanked God for his son’s peaceful capture, saying the family had met with Spokane police and prayed for his safety.
“I hope they find out what really happened,” said Steven Kinard, whose 16-year-old son Kenan Adams-Kinard was found by police hiding in a friend’s basement early Monday and taken into custody.
What really happened? Um, maybe he’s being framed by some white supremacists?
“Kenan’s a good kid,” the father added. “And I just thank God that they brought him back safe.”
This idiot, meanwhile, wonders what he could have done as a parent. Perhaps being a parent would have helped.
The teen’s father, Steven Kinard, said he hadn’t talked with his son since Aug. 14, a week before the homicide. Speaking on the front stoop of his family’s home in the East Central neighborhood, Steven Kinard wondered Monday what could be done to avoid the violence.
“It was a rude awakening to me,” Steven Kinard said. “It’s telling me, damn, what could I have done for my son?”
Steven Kinard described the teen as a gifted multi-sport athlete and an improving student. Descriptions of the violence taking place in Belton’s sedan, which left the victim with numerous facial fractures, are out of character, Steven Kinard said.
“Kenan is no violent person at all,” he said.
Really? Uh, the facts say otherwise.
Both Glenn and Adams-Kinard had prior arrests and convictions on their records, Straub said. Adams-Kinard was serving six months probation and sentenced to 30 hours of community service stemming from a fourth-degree assault and third-degree robbery conviction in June, according to court records.
But remember, he’s a good kid.