Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pandora Zan And Her Son Are Charged With Murder

I came across this case on the internet and once again I am lost as to why a parent would drag their child into their criminal behavior.

Pandora Zan (45) and her son Cody Hendersonare charged with murdering Pandora's husband, Charles Zan II (45).

The Miamisburg woman was arrested on allegations of forgery and money laundering. he allegedly passed fraudulent $50 bills. Charles Zan, a former state prison guard at Warren Correctional Institution in Lebanon, was stabbed more than 40 times in his bed in the couple’s apartment.

She was later indicted on three counts of complicity to commit aggravated murder, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated robbery, two counts of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing justice. If convicted, she could face life without parole.

Public records show the Zans lived in turmoil for much of their seven-year marriage, facing home foreclosure, bankruptcies and separations. On her personal Web site, pandisbipolarlife.com, Pandora Zan said her mental health problems were to blame for most of their troubles.

Cody Wayne Henderson, 19,was arrested for the Oct. 17 early morning stabbing death of his stepfather, Charles S. Zan II, 45, of Miamisburg.

Not to paint all Juggalos with a broad brush but on Cody's webiste he claims to be a Juggalo 4 Life.

According to her blog she was with her husband Charles for seven years and has a 21 year old daughter and a 19 year old son as well as 2 step-sons aged 18 and 22. She was also approved for disability because of the bipolar, depression, and fibromyalgia.

It seems that she has a long history of mental illness and that she had attempted to get help but she admits that when she began to feel normal she would stop taking her meds. This actually is not unusual for the mentally ill.

The question is, how do you approach your son and say, look I want you to help me kill your step-dad. Does it help smooth things over when Mom offers to pay you for killing your step-dad? How does a son say, "Sure Mom. I'll kill him." How do you stab someone 40 times while sleeping in his own bed?

I just don't understand.

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