December 27, 2005

He Figured He Was a Grown Man

So says the mother of one of the teenaged suspects in the murder of reservist Paul Berkley, explaining that she'd never approved of her young son's affair with Paul's wife, Monique:

Christine Canty told the newspaper that she had been bickering with her son about his affair with Monique Berkley for the better part of a year.

“She didn’t sit right with me from the moment I met her,” she told the paper. “It bothered me because she was older, and I wondered why she was hanging out with my son. He figured he was a grown man and could do what he wanted.”

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This year, Andrew Canty told his mother that he and Monique Berkley had begun a sexual relationship, Christine Canty told The News & Observer. He allegedly moved in with her in April, a few months after her husband shipped out.

Andrew Canty's age is reported as 18 currently, though I don't know if he was a minor when he began this affair or not. If he was, I can think of a number of things mom could have done to call a halt to this, including calling Child Protective Services and notifying Paul Berkley of his wife's infidelity.

You'd think a man might deserve to know if his wife's moving a little underage booty into his home while he's away, wouldn't you? But no, let's leave these decisions up to a mere boy who figured he was a grown man. Ain't none of our business anyhow.

(Via Little Miss Attila.)

Posted by Ilyka at December 27, 2005 06:24 PM in hell is other people

You have to admit that the average is high school age...I would really wonder about a guy his age in an area dominated by teenage girls...

Posted by: Chris at December 28, 2005 11:27 PM