“Pemberwick grandfather found competent to stand trial” its headline reads and again I ask, what could possibly be relevant about this murderer’s spawning history? He shot and stabbed his former daughter-in-law to death – that would seem to be useful information. His age: 78, is of interest, I suppose, if only because people his age usually don’t do such things. But that he sired children who in turn sired their own at some point? As useful and relevant as the type of car he drives (a Buick Roadmaster, if you care, or so Edgar Martins reports).
This attempt to “humanize” a vicious killer is the product of the same idiot editor who yesterday used the opposite approach to report on the tragic death of a sweet 23-year-old girl in a traffic accident. Do you suppose that the flaks Hearst has assigned to cover Greenwich hate our town and applaud when bad things happen?