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A Texan Fights to Save Son Who Plotted His Family's Murder

In 2003, the 69-year-old man, his wife Tricia and their two sons, Bart and Kevin were returning to their home after a dinner when Bart took a bullet to the arm and killed the family members.

AFP

Updated:February 14, 2018, 8:48 AM IST
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A Texan Fights to Save Son Who Plotted His Family's Murder
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Washington: Lying on a hospital bed, his thorax punctured by a nine-millimeter bullet, Kent Whitaker vowed to take revenge on the person behind his family's brutal murders.

Today, Whitaker is fighting to save that same mastermind from a death sentence, for a particularly personal reason: it's his own son.

"Forgiveness was the last thing on my mind," the 69-year-old Texan told AFP. "I couldn't fathom why this had happened, only that I wanted to hurt the masked shooter -- whoever he was -- as much as possible, as revenge for destroying my life."

That fatal night in December 2003 saw the family -- Whitaker, his wife Tricia and their two sons, Bart and Kevin -- return to their home in the upscale Houston suburb of Sugar Land, after a dinner Bart said was to celebrate his upcoming university graduation.

But they were met with carnage: a sniper ambushed the four, killing Tricia, 51, and Kevin, 19, and leaving the father seriously wounded. The elder son Bart took a bullet to the arm.​

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