When a Child Kills: Abused Children Who Kill Their Parents

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Pocket Star Books, 1992 - Abused children - 361 pages
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A compassionate yet shattering exploration of the dark world of parricide. Attorney Paul Mones comes to the defense of abused children who kill their parents in this gripping, soul-wrenching, and detailed look at who these children are and why they kill. "Disturbing . . . but highly recommended".--ALA Booklist.

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User Review  - Thomas Pluck - Goodreads

This book is twenty years old and out of print. Written by lawyer Paul Mones, who specialized in defending abused children who murdered their parents, it depicts the hopelessness and inescapable stress that drives these acts. A worthwhile read if you are interested in the subject. Read full review

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User Review  - Robyn Weaver - Goodreads

This was incredibly difficult to get through--not because it was bad; because it is horribly sad. However, I feel much more informed on signs of any form of child abuse. A good read if you're willing to read detailed accounts of verbal, physical, emotional and sexual child abuse. Read full review

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