Alton (NH) Shooting By 11-Year Old Boy (UPDATE): Both Victims Are Now Dead, Boy Adopted.
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Boston & overseas media (e.g., U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘) have now disclosed her, viz. Lizette Eckert’s, Facebook profile and even some of the pictures therein.
I do NOT feel comfortable doing that. So, I am only showing PIXELATED versions. You can go looking in Facebook if you so wish.
Click to ENLARGE. Faces pixelated.
Appears that the father, James Eckert (48), died Friday evening following the shooting that took place around 7:30am. He had been shot multiple times!
The mother Lizette Eckert (50) was dead, when the police arrived, from a single gunshot injury.
As soon as I saw the pictures of the three kids I had a hunch that the two boys may have been adopted. That has since been confirmed in the media (e.g., U.K. ‘Daily Mail’). They look like they might be brothers. So, they might have been adopted together.
I can’t stop thinking about the poor 11-year old kid. That I have a 12-year old that I devote much of my life has much to do with it. Just trying to work out what is going through his head and how he is coping with it all. I even had to look up New Hampshire juvenile detention laws. I am not clear. Appears that they would have to have, under normal circumstances, released him. But, they say he remains in custody. Oh dear. I think of him wanting breakfast!
That he had easy access to a gun makes me livid. The father, I assume, was responsible for that.
We will never know the details.
I have to think that it had to have been serious for a 11-year old to do what he did. I hope there was no ‘abuse’. They lived in the woods and the kids were homeschooled. Not sure who saw the kids on a regular basis.
That he took off into the woods, in 35F weather, in his pjs, in what is deep snow bothers me too. He thought he could run. He thought he could get away. He had to have been scared. Not right for a 11-year old.
If you are thinking that my thoughts are mainly about the 11-year old, you are right. Last year I was taking care of a 11-year old. I know their demands and needs. All I can think is this poor kid.
I would love to know where he is from. He has, at a minimum, a lot of Indian (as in Far East Indian).
Very close to home on two counts. The shooting happened about 2.5 miles away, as the crow flies, from our house. We had driven by the road on Tuesday.
A 11-year old did the shooting. We have a 12-year old.
Though ours had been homeschooled for a year, she had gone to the local school, viz. ACS, for nearly 8-years. Was this a classmate? Somebody she knew? I knew of at least one child, albeit a 12-year old girl, who lived in that vicinity.
I am sure the other two kids are being well taken care of. They appear to have a ton of family. She has 875 Facebook friends!
The poor kids are orphans. This is such a shame.
I am so fed up of mindless folks talking about prayer as it relates to this tragedy. Too late now.