If the defensive shooting of a feral hoodlum like Trayvon Martin could be used to whip up racial violence across the nation, imagine what the media could do with the Mona Nelson case, if only they could switch her race with her victim’s.
Mona Nelson, 44, allegedly tortured a child to death with a blowtorch before dumping his little body in a ditch in northeast Houston on Christmas Eve, 2010.
Compelling evidence during the trial linking Nelson’s DNA to 12-year-old Jonathan Foster’s Looney Tunes sweatshirt is “enough to convict,” according to a legal analyst. Katie McCall of the local ABC affiliate reported [last Wednesday] that “an FBI scientist said he found Nelson’s blood and DNA on several areas” of the sweatshirt.
Only local media will touch the explosive story. Photos of the killer and her victim explain why:
Whether the horrific crime was racially motivated is unknown. But we do know that race has been serving Mona Nelson well.
The heartbreaking story of Jonathan Foster has barely registered a blip in the mainstream media, let alone any discussion that this case may be a “hate crime.” Nelson has not only escaped media scrutiny for the truly heinous crime; she has been offered support by racist activist Quanell X, the leader of the New Black Panther Party hate group in Houston.
Nelson does not have to face a jury of her peers, as her fate will be determined by a judge.
Considering the sympathies and political outlook of most judges, that is very good news for Nelson. Another thing she won’t have to face is a trial by media of the type inflicted on George Zimmerman.
On tips from Alphamail and Don M.