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Mother called police 2 hours after son, 3, shot
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Posted on 06/21/2010 9:13:38 AM PDT by big black dog

Louisville police said a mother waited two hours before calling for help after her 3-year-old son was shot on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Officer Carey Klain told The Courier-Journal the boy was shot with a .45-caliber handgun after he was in the line of fire during an argument between his mother and a man.

The mother, 28-year-old Laquisha Mosby, is charged with assault, criminal abuse, wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence.

Police also arrested 34-year-old Shawn Martin and charged him with assault, criminal abuse, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence.

According to the arrest citation, a court order had banned Martin from contact with the child.

The boy was in critical condition at Kosair Children's Hospital.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: louisville; shooting

1 posted on 06/21/2010 9:13:38 AM PDT by big black dog
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To: big black dog

There’s strength in our diversity community!


2 posted on 06/21/2010 9:17:46 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: big black dog

Mom and boyfried. What a surprise.

Moms really shouldn’t date.


3 posted on 06/21/2010 9:18:04 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: big black dog

Laquisha? Those darned Amish are at it again!

BTW, someone tell me how any gun law would have kept these fine citizens from shooting each other?


4 posted on 06/21/2010 9:18:24 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: big black dog

Poor kid already has a lot to overcome.


5 posted on 06/21/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Retired Greyhound

You are 100% on the money, RG!


6 posted on 06/21/2010 9:26:02 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

“Laquisha?”

I thought it might be Indian.

Wonder which Tribe?

Ugh... Poor Papoose!


7 posted on 06/21/2010 9:27:03 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: big black dog

I am surprised this child was still alive....waiting 2 hours to get him help....don’t hurry Laquisha, it’s only a gun-shot wound....


8 posted on 06/21/2010 9:29:37 AM PDT by little-e (We are PENN STATE.......go LIONS......)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Moms really shouldn’t date.

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More one size fits all thinking. My 2 stepchildren would not have had a male figure in their lives (and my wife no husband) these last 21 years if their mom had followed your advice. I’m glad she didn’t, and based on yesterday’s Father’s Day celebration, so are the kids.

I suspect that there are many more cases of moms with kids dating quite successfully than the cases oft cited here, but since success is not newsworthy in this context, one hears nothing about those cases.


9 posted on 06/21/2010 9:31:27 AM PDT by dmz
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To: big black dog

My G-d! A .45 could blow a 3 year old in two! Prayers for this child. He lucky to be alive. Shame on these two adult animals!


10 posted on 06/21/2010 9:35:12 AM PDT by poobear
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To: poobear

He = he is


11 posted on 06/21/2010 9:35:56 AM PDT by poobear
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Bush's fault!!!

Or maybe darwin alert!!!

12 posted on 06/21/2010 9:37:17 AM PDT by praytell (Friends dont let friends vote for liberals)
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To: big black dog

Louisville, Kentucky (The Weekly Vice) - Laquisha Mosby, 28, and her
boyfriend Shawn Martin, 34, were jailed Tuesday after the couple waited nearly
two hours before seeking medical care for a toddler who had been shot with a
hand gun.

http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2010/06/laquisha-mosby-and-shawn-martin-were.html

13 posted on 06/21/2010 9:49:03 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: George Varnum
Wonder which Tribe?

Blackfoot?

14 posted on 06/21/2010 9:49:25 AM PDT by ol' hoghead (He is not here; for he is risen.)
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To: dmz; FrdmLvr

I should clarify. My wife and I started seeing each other when her sons were 14 and 12. At first we only saw each other when her kids were with their dad, but as it began to look like it was going somewhere, it became more frequent. The older son had reservations about it, but the younger one loved me from the get go.

It worked out in our case, and obviously yours dmz.

But I would argue that, more often than not, it does not work out. A lot of kids watch their single moms become serial daters, with boyfriend after boyfriend, which has consequences. We hear about the dangerous ones.

While I’m glad that things worked out the way they did in my life, in hindsight I do think she and I were self indulging at the time. After two years of dating we decided that we needed to set a better example, and we married.


15 posted on 06/21/2010 9:51:06 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: big black dog

Mother called police 2 hours after son, 3, shot

Police spokesman Officer Carey Klain told The Courier-Journal the boy was shot with a .45-caliber handgun after he was in the line of fire during an argument between his mother and a man.

The mother, 28-year-old Laquisha Mosby....


Swedish?


16 posted on 06/21/2010 9:54:16 AM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 5 days.)
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To: dmz

I had one of the best stepfathers that a young boy could hope for. His teachings (through how he lives) have taught me how to be a step-dad to my fiances’ daughter.

I shudder to think what I would have grown up to be like had that man NOT come into the lives of my brother and I, when he did NOT have to and showed us what real men are like, how to properly support your children and how to treat a lady right.

God Bless YOU and all step-parents out there who are doing RIGHT by their chosen families.


17 posted on 06/21/2010 9:58:48 AM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 5 days.)
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To: big black dog

“According to Louisville Metro police, Mosby’s 3-year-old son was accidentally shot in the arm with a .45-caliber handgun by her boyfriend during an argument between the couple. What prompted the shooting is still under investigation.

Nearly two hours later, someone in the child’s apartment called police, who arrived to find him with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder, and another wound on his side where the bullet went through his body and ricocheted back. He was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Police found the weapon in Mosby’s apartment.

Investigators say the couple has a history of domestic violence and that Martin was banned from having contact with the child due to a prior case of child abuse and assault. He was sentenced to five years probation in March.

Mosby was booked into Metro Corrections and charged with first-degree assault, criminal abuse, wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.

Martin was booked into jail and charged with first-degree assault, first-degree criminal abuse, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, first-degree wanton endangerment and tampering with physical evidence.”

Mandi Milenko, The Weekly Vice:
http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2010/06/laquisha-mosby-and-shawn-martin-were.html


18 posted on 06/21/2010 10:00:30 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dmz

It;s a FACT......the most DANGEROUS place for a CHILD is in the home of a SINGLE PARENT!! Boyfriends and other males are responsible for a LOT of dead kids. Glad your situation worked out....you are one of the GOOD ones, but the evidence shows otherwise for a LOT of kids.


19 posted on 06/21/2010 10:02:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: big black dog

If Planned Parenthood can’t make money off the death of a child then they are against it! Also prayers that the child survives the sins of the adults.


20 posted on 06/21/2010 10:07:53 AM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: big black dog
wanton endangerment

Why you gotta go and mess with the ethnic food too?

21 posted on 06/21/2010 10:16:03 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I believe there are always exceptions, but as a rule, single mothers dating works out badly for the kids.

Desperate women usually put their own needs and wants first and the kids suffer.

22 posted on 06/21/2010 10:18:15 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Shirley Q. Liquor?


23 posted on 06/21/2010 10:18:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Grunthor

Funny. I, too, was raised by a stepfather after my dad passed when I was 5.

But, you know, those of us who are success stories in this context are not newsworthy. We just do what we do.

I’m good with that.


24 posted on 06/21/2010 10:19:52 AM PDT by dmz
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To: big black dog

Obamao supporters...


25 posted on 06/21/2010 10:21:01 AM PDT by pallis
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To: big black dog
I just saw a truck with a tattoo parlor bumper sticker that read,

"We'll tattoo your kid's name no matter how goofy you spell it"
(Hell Bomb Tattoo in Wichita, KS)

26 posted on 06/21/2010 10:22:04 AM PDT by Teacher317 (It's Islam)
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To: Ann Archy
the most DANGEROUS place for a CHILD is in the home of a SINGLE PARENT!! Boyfriends and other males are responsible for a LOT of dead kids.

The interesting secret is that moms are almost as dangerous to kids. FBI crime statistics bear that out, but it's rarely reported on, and hasn't made its way into "common knowledge" yet.

27 posted on 06/21/2010 10:24:48 AM PDT by Teacher317 (It's Islam)
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To: dmz

I was thinking the same thing. I know wonderful lady who went through hell with her first husband, second husband was a slacker, but this third marriage she has a wonderful husband who loves her and her children, plus has a few more in the mix that are his.


28 posted on 06/21/2010 10:25:12 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: ETL

Fly helicopter to 5,000ft.

Open door.

Push.


29 posted on 06/21/2010 10:25:31 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Right. As one who has been in that situation, I also agree.

My wife and I both admit that if we had to do it over, we probably would have held off until her kids were grown.

But thankfully it worked out, and I was a good male influence in their lives. Our older son just gave us our first grandson in April.


30 posted on 06/21/2010 10:28:19 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: ETL

What a lovely couple.

31 posted on 06/21/2010 10:29:22 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: dmz; Retired Greyhound; FrdmLvr
About 5 years ago, my daughter lost her 33 year old husband to a heart attack. I am glad she decided to start dating, now my 3 grand children by her have a step dad, who so far has proved to be an outstanding step-father.

A pat answer to every situation, is no answer at all.

32 posted on 06/21/2010 10:30:19 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“Nearly two hours later, someone in the child’s apartment called police, who arrived to find him with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder, and another wound on his side where the bullet went through his body and ricocheted back. He was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.”

Police found the weapon in Mosby’s apartment.”

Mandi Milenko, The Weekly Vice:
http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2010/06/laquisha-mosby-and-shawn-martin-were.html


33 posted on 06/21/2010 10:31:32 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: dmz; Retired Greyhound; FrdmLvr
About 5 years ago, my daughter lost her 33 year old husband to a heart attack. I am glad she decided to start dating, now my 3 grand children by her have a step dad, who so far has proved to be an outstanding step-father.

A pat answer to every situation, is no answer at all.

34 posted on 06/21/2010 10:32:00 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: big black dog

Great. Now the taxpayers will be saddled with at least a million dollars in costs for the trial, incarceration, subsequent parole and welfare payments and “job training” (despite the obvious unemployability of these two), not to mention the medical bills and foster care bills and public schooling bills for the little boy, who will in all likelihood grow up to be very much like his parents. and the “mother” is most likely already pregnant again.

We just can’t afford this crap anymore. The “man” needs a single bullet to the head, and the “woman” needs the cheapest available sterilization procedure and a lifetime ban from receiving any form of public assistance — and if she commits crimes to support herself, give her a single bullet to the head as well.


35 posted on 06/21/2010 10:34:21 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Graybeard58

And something tells me your daughter never dated a man who had a restraining order against having any contact with her children or anybody else’s children. Or who had a mile-long rap sheet, as I’m sure this sub-human baby-shooter already had. The really obvious stuff makes a big difference in the statistics.


36 posted on 06/21/2010 10:37:08 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Ann Archy
It;s a FACT......the most DANGEROUS place for a CHILD is in the home of a SINGLE PARENT!! Boyfriends and other males are responsible for a LOT of dead kids.

There is obviously something deeply wrong mentally with any woman who keeps finding herself in relationships with violent, low-life scum like this.

37 posted on 06/21/2010 10:38:19 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Graybeard58

It seems that your daughter was doing it for the right reasons. She wanted a strong man in her children’s lives.

I’m willing to bet she didn’t meet your current son-in-law at a bar or nightclub, and her “dating” was probably not the self-indulgent type of dating that leads moms to make bad decisions.

The fortunate outcome is probably not the result of your daughter’s “dating”, but rather he determination to secure what is best for her children.

I’m very happy it worked out, but I will stand by my original comment, which is that moms probably shouldn’t “date”.


38 posted on 06/21/2010 10:48:09 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dmz
I am glad to see someone speaking out on this. I was also a step-dad and the children were quite happy to have me, I was a vast improvement over the biological father. The wife has passed, as has one of the children, due to a car wreck, but neither her nor the kids were ever harmed by me.

Painting with a broad brush seems to be quite popular here sometimes.

Let me do a little broad brush painting myself and say I think the race of the people involved have more to do with this than any dating situation.

39 posted on 06/21/2010 10:54:46 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Retired Greyhound
but I will stand by my original comment, which is that moms probably shouldn’t “date”.

Well, you did add a "probably".

My daughter's new husband is a guy she went to school with, a widower himself. Almost 2 years after her first husband's death, they renewed their friendship. Sounds like a fairy tale but I assure you its real.

Our daughter visited here over the Father's Day week end (She lives about 300 miles from me and her mother) my son-in-law couldn't come, he had to work.

40 posted on 06/21/2010 11:10:46 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: GovernmentShrinker
I explained it all in #40, I should read all replies before posting.
41 posted on 06/21/2010 11:12:33 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: Graybeard58

Yes, adding the probably is appropriate. There is no one size fits all.

It’s sad that they both had to experience being widows, but their reconnecting is a lovely story.

All the best.


42 posted on 06/21/2010 11:23:10 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: big black dog

I haven’t looked yet and I already have a picture of these people in my mind and I’d bet everything I have that I’m right.


43 posted on 06/21/2010 11:57:09 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: ETL

I was right.


44 posted on 06/21/2010 11:58:57 AM PDT by beckysueb (January 20, 2013. When Obama becomes just a skidmark on the panties of American history.)
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To: Ann Archy
Boyfriends and other males are responsible for a LOT of dead kids.

Wow, you are off your meds.
Women kill far more babies and children than men.

45 posted on 06/21/2010 12:43:33 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Retired Greyhound

My wife and I both admit that if we had to do it over, we probably would have held off until her kids were grown.

But thankfully it worked out, and I was a good male influence in their lives. Our older son just gave us our first grandson in April.

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And had you held off, you’d have missed the opportunity to be a good male influence in those kids’ lives. A net loss from where I sit.


46 posted on 06/21/2010 12:53:40 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Bon mots

Can’t you read??? I said a LOT.....did I say MOST? NO....now apologize if you are man enough.


47 posted on 06/21/2010 12:53:48 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion...the Human Scarifice to the god of Convenience.)
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