“It Ended In a Suitcase” The news headline appears in todays The New York Times. According to it, Betty Williams, 28, was killed and her body packed in a suitcase was rolled down on the street and left along the garbage pile by a man named Hassan Malik, 55, who was a Navy Veteran with a long criminal history. This kind of criminal incident is a serious social problem. However, my real concern here is the reason behind it. That how parental influence affects children’s life.
Betty was born in a troubled household of a drug addicted parents. Though she was raised by her aunt Ms. Carmen Perez since she was 18 months old, it did not save her from her parents’ bad influences. As a teenager she moved back to New York close to her parents, where she participated in crimes (robberies) with them. She fell more and more deep into the world of drugs and prostitution. And, as a result, she ended her life in a suitcase after a violent struggle.