The Journal-News continues reporting on the murder of 17-year-old Elizabeth Butler, reportedly stabbed and strangled to death by her 27-year-old former boyfriend, Ariel Menendez.
Memendez is accused of attacking her in her family's car, parked in the lot of the local market where she worked.
I can't imagine the horror and agony this family must be going through right now -- her parents discovered their daughter's body. And I have no wish to inflict any more pain or guilt on them -- I'm sure their suffering enough.
But as a parent, one questions just nags and nags and nags at me: who let's their 17-year-old daughter date a 27-year-old man?