To me, it’s difficult to dismiss Tyler Petertson — at the tender age of 20 — as a murderous madman — a natural born predator.
That might fly in the face of Occkham, but I can’t resist speculating that he might have been an upstanding young man with a disposition to do good, but was fooled into believing that good was to be found in becoming a police officer. Imagine being Santa-Claus and Jesus-Saves idealistic at that age; then learning that your friends have seen some of reality first.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Peterson went
to his ex-girlfriend’s house hoping to patch up their
relationship, but instead got in a fight with her. When other
people at the house started calling him a "worthless pig" he
lost control, the paper said on its Web site on Monday.
It’s just speculation, and that’s worth emphasizing.