Religious motive for Kansas boy’s murder
A court hearing today for a woman charged with first-degree murder following the death this week of her 10-year-old son on Sunday has been postponed until January 8.
Wellington police said that after the boy, Caleb, had gone to bed on Sunday Lindsey Blansett entered his room with a rock and knife. They say she struck him with the rock and stabbed him multiple times in the chest.
According to this report, Blansett was charged on Tuesday with first-degree murder. It’s alleged that she believed the boy would be better off in heaven, free from future suffering.
Court documents state that on Sunday, December 14, Blansett unlawfully, intentionally and with premeditation killed her son.
The following is a graphic excerpt from the criminal complaint filed by Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer:
After her son, CB, age ten, had gone to bed, she (Blansett) decided his life would be full of suffering and pain and that it would be better for him to go to heaven tonight. She took a knife and rock into his bedroom, struck him with the rock and stabbed him with the knife multiple times until he was dead.
Clint Blansett, Caleb’s father, said he feels robbed of his life with his son. But even during such a trying time, he says his faith is what’s getting him through:
Caleb was an angel, he was an angel and I know without a doubt in my mind he’s sitting at the right hand of Jesus …