Last week, on the greasy, grimy shores of Lake Erie, the doors of a shabby house opened to reveal a “house of horrors.” Ariel Castro, a musician and layabout, had abducted three girls, turning them into sex slaves who, thanks to padlocks, chains and beatings, remained under his total control for around 10 years.
The globe reels in revulsion, while the Doctor Drews of the media world swarm us with words like “resilience” and “recovery.”
Educator, author and screenwriter Karyn Kay, age 63, was brutally beaten to death in her apartment at W. 55th Street and Eighth Avenue Tuesday. Police believe she was killed by her son, 19-year-old Henry Wachtel. A report from the Daily News stated Ms. Kay called 911 and said her son was assaulting her and that he was having a ‘seizure.’ Police arrived to find the victim unconscious. Later examination at Cornell Hospital indicated Ms. Kay suffered major trauma, including fractured skull, facial bones and broken ribs.
Authorities told the Daily News there was no evidence Mr. Wachtel used a weapon: