6 eps in and I side with the victim’s family
This makes me feel like the victim’s family has continued to be victimized. The father of the killer comes off as pompous and seems to have an extreme lack of emotional intelligence. I just finished episode 6 and still have no clue why he killed Eric. I’m not buying any of the excuses. Most madmen are manipulative and Jake is no different. All we keep hearing is “we’ll hear more about what was going on in his mind later” - but we never really do. He had tantrums, he had manic episodes, he had encopresis, etc… So basically no reason - he was/is crazy and snapped? That’s it? Or you want us to believe he had a “seizure”, but the wherewithal to travel the country for a week and no murderous “seizures” since that time? No thanks. If the why can’t be succinctly articulated then I find it difficult to garner any sympathy. The show is supposed to be an investigation into parole, but I actually think the real crime is how hard the families of victims have to work to get any type of peace in life. I’d be more sympathetic if the person was innocent and got jerked around by the parole board. In this case, though, I’m on the victim’s family’s side. So unless the last episode drops some bombshell, I think this podcast has not done its job. The man had two marriages and read a ton of books in prison. He said himself that he’s doing alright and doesn’t want pity so *shrug* why push for him so hard? He’s alive, which is a choice he didn’t leave for his victim. Addendum: 5/4/2023 I finished episode 7 just so I could be certain of my opinion - it made me take the show from 2 stars to 1. Leave him in jail.
PA-viewer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/23
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