Why the Jennifer Pan Case Evokes So Much More Than Shock

People who kill their parents make us question who we are as humans

Kim Fedyk
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

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Photo by Benjamin Balázs on Unsplash

Children don’t kill their parents.

It is unthinkable, unfathomable even.

It doesn’t make sense to our humanity, to our sense of loyalty and love.

But it happens.

Just ask Jennifer Pan.

On November 8, 2010, in a quiet suburb in Ontario, Canada, Jennifer Pan (then 23) hired hitmen to kill her parents. Her mother died instantly and her father fell into a coma. He later recovered from his injuries and was able to testify against his daughter in court.

Something this horrendous begs the question why?

What would drive someone to want to kill their parents?

For Jennifer Pan, the motive was freedom and love.

She had been raised in a strict household where education was number one. She was expected to get straight As and excel in everything that she did.

Jennifer however, was a B student so she started falsifying her report cards in high school.

From there, her lies multiplied. She never graduated high school, yet she forged documents to indicate that she had. She lied…

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Kim Fedyk
Bouncin’ and Behavin’ Blogs

Published author, wife and mom. I blog about motherhood, life and my self-publishing journey