News Sheriff: College student killed mom in argument over grades

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  1. dawg

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    FORT PAYNE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama college student killed his mother during an argument over his bad grades, law enforcement officials said, and he was being held without bond in a county jail Monday.

    Tyler Ryan Blansit, 22, confessed to killing Sherry Ann Blansit, 45, in Mentone — about 75 miles east of Huntsville, DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said in a statement. Multiple news outlets have reported that she was found dead in her backyard Friday.

    Blansit told investigators that he and his mother argued over his grades and that he struck the woman in her head, Harris said. The woman appears to have died of blunt-force trauma, he said.

    "Usually we'll have calls where a parent has whipped a child because of grades, a child has run away because of bad grades, but we've never had anything like this happen," Harris told WAFF-TV. "It's just one of those things you can't explain; we'll never be able to explain what went through his mind, why he snapped and did this."

    A University of Alabama-Birmingham directory said Blansit was studying biology. A university spokesman confirmed that Blansit was a student, but officials couldn't comment further because of student privacy regulations.

    Mentone police Chief Brad Gegg said the town's population is roughly 400 and the slaying is the first to be reported in the community in years.

    "I can't find anybody that remembers there being a murder in the city," Gregg said Monday. "It's a small town, I think everybody knows everybody, and it was — I guess — kind of hard to swallow. But I think everything will be OK."

    Blansit is charged with murder and it's unclear if he has an attorney. A call and emails to the county court clerk's office weren't returned.

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  2. EmperorsNewCaps

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    I'm always of the frame of mind that you can't be capable of something as intense as murdering your parents unless they were serious pieces of work themselves. Psycho apple, psycho tree.

    plus, it seems like Alabama p.d. is taking his explanation as 100% fact.
     
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    I'm gonna lay off my kids about their grades. :chair:
     
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    But he was a gentile giant going to college. Who could have imagined?
     
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    Whenever I read a story like this I ask myself, was it an emotional breakdown or did he have some type of physical brain disorder?

    Can someone go from normal to someone capable of killing their own Mother? Were they born or raised to be capable of that?

    I really can't comprehend things like this. I lost my Mom in 2006 to cancer and I would have done anything to have saved her. I mean this is the woman who gave me life. Who took care of me day after day, year after year. Was always there when I called, never turning me away. She was the one person I could always depend on no matter what.

    A mother and son, it's a connection like no other.

    I know not all Mother's are good.... and some are just plain awful to their kids, but does that ever justify taking their life away?

    This is something I'll just never understand.

    If there's a hell, this young man has a first class ticket there..... and good fucking riddance.
     
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    He can still bump his grades by coming in on Saturday and doing some extra work.
    With all this hullabaloo going on at the house I hope he hasn't lost sight of his educational goals.
     
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    Town of 400 probably at least as many guns. Yet there hasn't been a murder in many years. What can we learn. Law abiding white citizens in an all white town don't commit gun crimes. Probably because a sense of community amongst high homogeneity populations increases trust and... Nevermind. Those of you with open eyes know where I'm headed.
     
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    Maybe they just throw folks out of windows? We need to see some stats on that I think.
     
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    Studies biology - kills mother :giggle:
     
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    Bad grades are a leading cause of death in Fort Payne ALA.
     
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    If your mom dies during the semester, don't you automatically get a 4.0?

    ;)
     
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    Not to sound insensitive, but I really need to see a picture of the mom before I weigh in on this topic.
     
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    I'll bet the farm she looked something like Honey Boo Boo. However, if she turns out to be hot, then this fucker is guilty as sin.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about brother. Until someone follows rule number one, the verdict is still out.
     
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    you have to slip your Stormfront agenda at every chance, don't you?
     
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    no racist posts? oh wait the guy is white...my bad ;)
     
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    It's racist, whether the facts back it up or not!
     
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    Us white peoples tend to be clever and sneaky when we want to murder someone.