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08/03/2008 07:14 PM ID: 72467 Permalink   

Father Charged with 3rd-Degree Murder for Son's Overdose Death, Tried to Teach Him "How to Party Right"

 

Steven Alfano has been charged with 3rd-degree murder and child abuse after Vincent, his 15-year-old son, died from an accidental overdose. Steven told informants that he "tried to teach [Vincent] how to party right."

Among the 6 types of drugs in Vincent's system were oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and a form of Xanax. Two of Vincent's friends told police they had purchased prescription drugs from Steven.

Steven obtained many kinds of pills by giving pharmacists false information. Steven has a record that includes assault and battery arrests and multiple DUI arrests.

 
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  14 Comments
  
  What a sicko  
 
a father and selling drugs to kids , bad, then killing his son.

How can he want to live knowing what he did.
 
  by: captainJane     08/03/2008 07:22 PM     
  I'll say it yet again  
 
Licensed Parenting.
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/03/2008 07:54 PM     
  If you die partying,...  
 
...you did it wrong.
 
  by: jonnysodoff   08/03/2008 09:30 PM     
  I know there are ads  
 
that tell fathers to get more involved with their children, but "teaching them how to kill" or how to "party right" seems to be taking it too far!
 
  by: opinionated   08/03/2008 09:58 PM     
  Hmmm  
 
As draconian as the suggestion sounds, licenced parenting would certainly prevent the undue suffering and / or deaths of innocent people. That said, if we are to believe the concept of evolution, this man's genes are now out of the pool...

I maintain that it would be more humane to have prevented them entering the pool in the first place however.
 
  by: Maxx20     08/03/2008 10:48 PM     
  pfffft  
 
Taking drugs isn't 'partying'. It's more like Russian roulette. Just get high on life. Nobody needs chemicals to do it.
 
  by: JonSmith     08/03/2008 10:57 PM     
  @VermiciousG  
 
I just wonder who would/could enforce such an idea. And if were to actually be implemented, just imagine the horror stories of the violators. Those who would have kids and leave them locked up in basements for their entire lives....
Oh wait!!! That already happens. I guess it would boil down to building more prisons (unless you're a proponent of capital punishment).
 
  by: crosimoto     08/04/2008 12:15 AM     
  @cros  
 
I guess I'm saying start small.

Manditory 30 hours worth of education in a classroom for all perspective parents.

In the case of single mothers, 30 hours.

In the case of absent fathers, 30 hours before legally allowed visitation.

To be paid for by the parents not the tax payers.

They'll bitch about the money and the time involved but compared to the amount of time and money required to correctly raise a child it's a drop in the bucket.
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/04/2008 01:38 AM     
  ...  
 
And what would you do with the thousands of kids born every month from unlicensed parents? Incinerate them? Put them up for adoption?
 
  by: vgslag   08/04/2008 01:01 PM     
  @vgslag  
 
Nope! Just fine the parents for more than the cost of the class. It'd just be cheaper to take the class that way.
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/04/2008 06:18 PM     
  @Maxx20  
 
As much as I am for "keeping certain genes out of the pool," licensed parenting..? Maybe shortly thereafter we could introduce a periodic "Pop Quiz For Life," just to make sure people haven't turned incompetent at some point in their lives. Fail = dead, thus we rid ourselves of the overwhelming dummy epidemic our world seems to face.

Don't show up late, no retests given. Failure not tolerated.
 
  by: dertah   08/04/2008 06:49 PM     
  Ok, Don't call it licensing  
 
We make perspective U.S. citizens take and pass a citizenship test before they can become a U.S. citizen. Is it that important that they know who the 12 president was? Maybe not. But, we do it just cause it's a good idea.

I'll bet there isn't one question on the citizenship test that is as important as this one...

If the opportunity too teach your child how to "Party Right" should arise you should...

A) Offer him a party hat and a slice of cake.
B) Take him to a GOP rally.
C) Give him enough drugs too kill him.

Of course I could be wrong. I have been drinkin'
;)
 
  by: VermiciousG     08/04/2008 07:20 PM     
  @Maxx  
 
While I agree that the father should be removed from society, I don't think genes really factor into this. They may be a factor in that they have addictive personalities and can easily get hooked on drugs (or just about anything, including food which stimulates some of the same receptors in the brain), but you can train yourself to control those urges. Really the reason why Mr Alfano is so screwed up is more to do with his upbringing than his genes. That's not to say he won't have an effect on his son - he obviously did - but perhaps after experimenting with the drugs his son may have seen what messed up his dad's life and chose not to take drugs again because of that.

@JonSmith
I do agree with you there - I've taken plenty of drugs (not as wild as some, but the most well known ones), and before I tried MDMA (ecstacy) I actually experienced the same sort of high naturally. I'd just moved into university after studying at the same uni for 2 years, I was very familiar with the area and was excited to be a true Fresher. I was awake non-stop for about 3 days, buzzing all night and talking to anyone I had round with barely an hour's sleep each night. At the end of the day, all drugs do is stimulate your brain in certain ways. It's perfectly possible to stimulate them naturally, albeit much more difficult.
 
  by: TWeaKoR   09/05/2008 09:02 PM     
  @tweakor  
 
Yeah, I think everytime someone does something stupid and dies people start going off about the gene pool and blah blah blah. I don't know if some people realize that very smart people do very stupid things all the time. A stupid decision does not a stupid person make. Life is hectic.

This is a very old story and my comment might not even need to be here, but some stuff in your comment just kind of reminded me about the very often overlooked truth.
 
  by: jonnysodoff   09/06/2008 12:51 AM     
 
 
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