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Man enters plea for strangling mother

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC, (WWAY) -- A man pleaded guilty to Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury and Assault by Strangulation on his mother.

Bazen had only been recently released from NC Department of Corrections after 15 months for Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury on his father.

Bazen was sentenced to 36-56 months active time in the Department of Corrections. When he is released, he will be on 24 months supervised probation and is to participate in Brunswick County Domestic Violence batterer’s Treatment Court.

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Mother and Son

I am sure the son regrets trying to strangle his mother. It is a terrible situation that never should have occured.

But I believe there is far more to the story. Mothers sometimes can inflict terrible emotional violence on their children, and children will retaliate physically.

I do not for one minute believe the mother is entirely innocent in this unfortunate act of physical violence.

First of all, she inflicted terrible verbal violence on her son, and he reacted physically, which, of course, he should never have done.

Now we have a young man who is scarred for life by an incident of out-of-control family anger.

Some parents can inflict the most violent verbal cruelty, and when their object of verbal abuse is unstable, they will react physically.

Okay Dr. Sigmund Freud, take him into YOUR home...

...and turn the "poor little abused kid" around. Open up your home, your possessions and give him the freedom he deserves. He won't hurt anyone, he's only a lonely felon that needs a friend.

Tell us Kirk, are you also a charter committee member of the "Help the Abused Rattlesnake Coalition" and the "Feed the homeless Black Widow Spider Foundation"? Geeeeeez.....I thought I'd heard it all!

Dysfunctional Family

The family is dysfunctional. Having worked in the mental health profession, I am familiar with the kind of home situations violent kids come from.

Many of them come from homes where they have experienced years of physical and verbal abuse from their parents.

Often the parent is at fault when a child is violent. In fact, I would say that 90% of the time it's the parents fault.

If you think that all children have model, loving, responsible parents, you are mistaken.

A large percentage of parents are terrible in their parenting roles, and because of their destructive parenting styles they raise violent children.

Indeed, parents are often to blame for their children's bad behavior.

If that is the case, why is

If that is the case, why is the mother not going to jail? You have got to be joking. I'm so sick of hearing "well, they could not help it because of the way they were treated" story. Grow up. People know when they are doing wrong, even if they were treated wrong. My parents whipped the crap out of me with a switch when I was growing up (and I deserved a lot of them) so I guess I would have had an excuse if I would have choked my mother or someone else, right? Wrong! Stop taking up for these thugs...BTW, I hope my son never tries to choke me or his mother because he will have a bad day...I would do what ever it took to "correct" his behavior.

A perfect example of our judicial system!

There is not one valid reason why this man should ever, ever be allowed to enter society as a free man again! Seems to me he has proved what his intended path is.

He'll kill somebody the next time!

This guy...

is a piece of work. Anyone that would choke their mother will never make a decent person in society. Jail time and probation will not do anything for him. It's sad that he is so pathetic.