This material is from a letter that James Mammone III evidently sent to a newspaper in Canton, Ohio,
Normally I would like to edit my excerpt and leave something to be linked to at the original site. In this case I really don't know where to cut the
original so I'm going to post the whole thing. (Click the link anyways to see his photo, if you would like.)
I am writing to set the record straight regarding any questions and misconceptions surrounding the motives and events concerning my deceased
children Macy Mammone and James Mammone IV, as well as their grandmother Margaret Eakin.
The news media has accurately reported that I gave a taped confession to Canton police detectives in which I admitted to ending the mortal lives of
the three aforementioned people. I would not do anything so drastic without owning up to it.
However, the police did not ask me what my motives were that prompted the killings, nor did I offer any such information to them.
In the absence of a factual motive for this tragic loss of life, the media has conjectured that I acted in vengeance against my wife, who sought to
break apart our children's immediate family. It has been claimed in the media that my precious children lost their lives so their mother would be
subject to extreme mental anguish.
I understand that through conjecture the media means to sell the public a villainous monster. However, the claims of my motive - regarding my children
- are false and unfounded.
Beginning at 4 PM on Sunday, June 7th, I began 14 hours of continuously attempting to resolve the conflict between the children's mother and I
regarding the unacceptable living situation that she and the Stark County Family Courts (specifically the "professional homewrecker" Judge Jim
James) had placed our children into. My wife was unwilling to act to protect her children even though she knew I believed death was a viable solution.
I did not wish for harm to come to my children, but I concluded there was no other way to ensure they were going to receive the proper spiritual care
they had been promised.
After somberly taking my precious children's lives while they slept in the early morning hours of Monday, June 8th, only then did I become
Vexation overcame me, and I sought to make the family who had turned their backs on me, and my wife, who allowed the unthinkable to happen to our
children, feel my pain.
Only one block from Westminster Community Church - the sacred grounds where I send my children back to their Creator - my mother-in-law was resting in
her guest room. I drove to her home and entered it. I went upstairs and murdered her in a savage manner - then I fled her home. I went into shock.
Eventually, I made arrangements to turn my children over to the police.
While my children were absolutely not killed out of revenge, my mother-in-law was. It was wrong of me to kill her and I am very sorry that I did. I
was not in a proper state of mind when doing so.
To make matters worse, I called my wife and taunted her about the killings that transpired. That, of course, did hurt her.
Before starting our family, I made it abundantly clear to my wife that I would never accept our children growing up in a household where their
biological parents were not both present, and lived as husband and wife. My wife agreed to my demands, she assured me we would be together forever - a
claim that we swore to God we would uphold several years before when we spoke our Christian wedding vows.
I firmly believe that no good comes to children who are subjected to the divorce of their parents. Children who live in a broken home environment are
often put under the supervision of persons who are not emotionally connected to the children in a manner that enables them to make the protection and
well-being of said children their utmost priority. The needs of the child become secondary to the desires and ulterior motives of the charlatans to
whom their care has been entrusted.
Sadly, many children's safety and innocence are compromised. More times than not, mistreated children develop pervasive psychological difficulties
which may adversely affect all aspects of their lives; physical, mental and emotional problems stay with them through adulthood.
This was not going to happen to my children I pledged my life to God to protect from the harm of immorality.
We live in dangerous times where God's laws are perceived as being antiquated. Satan has been leading a costly war against family values for the past
Divorce has become commonplace. Satan has been able to establish divorce as a norm of society; when our peers get divorced, they are unknowingly
working as Satan's enablers of immorality. Many people who are convinced that they are good people, are being coerced by the kingdom of darkness into
perpetuating the moral decay of our culture.
With divorce working as a post-modern plague, recent generations of our people have been exposed to - and embraced - a myriad of other sins as
Sin has taken a stranglehold on our governments and economies, our workplaces, our social and sexual habits, our perceptions of morality and
propriety, the media, and the value we place on education.
Yes, I know, I stand on a very high soapbox for being a murderer.
I have always cared for my fellow Cantonians, and they are looking for answers as to why so much violence is cropping up in our proud community. I
speak to this matter honestly, as it pertains to my specific, and how I view the world in general.
While I confess to being totally without just cause for needlessly murdering Margaret Eakin, I still feel as though I did the most merciful thing I
could do for my children based upon the conditions of their environment, and the bleak outlook of the future they were to face.
If the public is outraged over the loss of my children's lives, then I beseech them not to let Macy and James die in vain!
Stop getting divorces!
Stop breaking up your childrens' homes!
Stop making vows to God that you aren't willing to keep!
Two wonderful, well-loved children are now gone from our community.
Are there two couples out there who are willing to say "enough is enough" and pledge to each other to solemnly uphold the traditional family values
that make children thrive?
I hope so. The lives of my children were much too short, but their existence can still have a profound meaning.
I believe there is a lot of good in the world, and all of that good is bestowed upon us as blessings from God.
Far too many people have chosen to forsake their heavenly Father and embrace a lifestyle filled with sin and iniquity.
I demanded better for my children, and I am faithful that they are now under the supervision of the ultimate caregiver - God the Father.
For me, the only thing I have left in this world is God's promise of the next world.
One additional point I'd like to address is relative to the "smirking" mugshot photo of me when I was a blonde. That photo was taken on June 12,
2008 - one year prior to the June 8, 2009 killing. I assure you all, I looked considerably more melancholy the morning my children lost their lives.
Why the older picture has been used I do not know, but I have been told much has been made of it!
I will close in thanking you for taking the time to gain a bit more insight into this most tragic of occurrences. Sincerely, James Mammone
III.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I should mention that I did edit this slightly to remove spelling errors.
Other than that, I kind of don't know where to begin, to comment...