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  • Parents Neglect Starved Babies to Feed Video Game Addiction

    07/15/2007 10:36:49 AM PDT · by Rhinoceros · 21 replies · 2,350+ views
    Fox News ^ | Saturday, July 14, 2007 | AP
    RENO, Nev. — A couple authorities say were so obsessed with the Internet and video games that they left their babies starving and suffering other health problems have pleaded guilty to child neglect. The children of Michael and Iana Straw, a boy age 22 months and a girl age 11 months, were severely malnourished and near death last month when doctors saw them after social workers took them to a hospital, authorities said. Both children are doing well and gaining weight in foster care, prosecutor Kelli Ann Viloria told Reno Gazette-Journal. Michael Straw, 25, and Iana Straw, 23, pleaded guilty...
  • Cops: Mom threw baby at car

    07/14/2007 9:24:35 AM PDT · by lieutenant columbo · 18 replies · 714+ views
    Cops: Mom threw baby at car July 14, 2007 ORANGE COUNTY - -An east Orange County mother was arrested after witnesses told authorities she threw her 2-month-old baby at a moving car, according to a sheriff's report released Friday. Eva Platt, 31, was arguing with the child's father, Tony Licon-Diaz, at their Sherman Street home about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Witnesses told deputies that Platt had been drinking when Licon-Diaz left the house and got in a car to leave. She tossed the baby after him, and the child struck the closed window and fell to the ground. The baby was...
  • Girl, 13, killed family over grounding (Canadian girl with 24 year old boyfriend)

    07/12/2007 10:18:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 58 replies · 1,750+ views
    A jury has found a 13-year-old Canadian girl guilty of murdering her parents and her younger brother in revenge for being grounded and having her computer privileges revoked. A jury in Medicine Hat, Alberta, found the teenager guilty on three counts of first-degree murder after only three hours of deliberation. The bodies of her father, 42, mother, 48, and brother, 8, were found in the family home in April 2006. They had been stabbed 41 times. During the trial, the girl told the jury that her boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke, who was 11 years her senior and had claimed to friends...
  • Grounded girl's revenge plot (had boyfriend try to slash her parent’s throats, dad kicked his

    07/11/2007 10:30:07 AM PDT · by dead · 14 replies · 762+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | July 11, 2007 - 3:42PM | Christine Kellett
    A 15 year-old schoolgirl hatched a plot to kill her parents because they grounded her and forced her to go horse-riding "when she didn't want to", a court has heard. The Brisbane girl, who cannot be identified because she is a juvenile, enlisted the help of her 18 year-old boyfriend, Joshua Andrew Hockey, to slash their throats in the family's Newmarket home on February 18 last year after giving him a hunting knife as a Valentine's Day gift. Hockey, 20, of Bellbowrie, and the girl, now 16, have each pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder and conspiracy to...
  • Pope: Other Christians not true churches

    07/10/2007 8:57:47 AM PDT · by f150sound · 622 replies · 7,218+ views
    AP ^ | July 11, 2007 | NICOLE WINFIELD
    LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy - Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches. In the latest document — formulated as five questions and answers — the Vatican seeks to set the record straight on Vatican II's ecumenical intent, saying some contemporary theological interpretation had been "erroneous or ambiguous" and had prompted confusion and doubt. It restates key sections of a 2000 document the pope wrote when he was prefect of the congregation, "Dominus Iesus," which...
  • Vatican says other Christian churches "wounded" (Non-Catholics not fullly Christian)

    07/10/2007 8:00:34 AM PDT · by Bladerunnuh · 229 replies · 3,007+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7-20-07 | Phil Stewart
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Tuesday Christian denominations outside Roman Catholicism were not full churches of Jesus Christ. Protestant leaders said this was offensive and would hurt inter-religious dialogue. A 16-page document by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which Pope Benedict once headed, described Christian Orthodox churches as true churches, but suffering from a "wound" since they do not recognize the primacy of Pope. But the document said the "wound is still more profound" in Protestant denominations. "Despite the fact that this teaching has created no little distress ... it is nevertheless difficult to...
  • Florida Police Arrest Two Teens in Gang-Rape of Woman, Forcing Son to Participate

    07/06/2007 8:37:24 PM PDT · by nmh · 328 replies · 11,329+ views ^ | Friday, July 06, 2007 | Associated Press
    ... "Any rape case is horrible but this takes it to another level, something you can't think of even in your worst dreams," police spokesman Ted White said. According to the police report, a man knocked on the woman's door at about 9 p.m. and told her he had a flat tire. The mother and son, whom police have not identified, went outside and were ambushed by a group of gun-wielding suspects. The victims told police they were forced back into their home and beaten and sexually assaulted. According to authorities, the men raped, sodomized and beat the woman, then...
  • Teens allegedly force mother, son to have sex

    07/10/2007 7:54:25 AM PDT · by John Cena · 17 replies · 1,223+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 6, 2007
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Two teenagers were accused of gang-raping a woman and forcing her 12-year-old son to join in the attack, then beating him and pouring cleaning solution into his eyes. Authorities allege Avion Lawson, 14, and Nathan Walker, 16, were among a group of about 10 masked suspects who forced their way into the womanÂ’s apartment in a crime-ridden housing project the night of June 18. The two were being held without bail Friday on suspicion of armed sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, sexual performance by a child, armed home invasion and aggravated battery. Both were arrested...
  • Vatican reiterates hardline on primacy of Catholic Church

    07/10/2007 6:03:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 169 replies · 2,012+ views
    Philippine Star ^ | 7/10/2007
    VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican set itself on a collision course with other Christian faiths Tuesday, reaffirming the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church in a corrective document designed to clear up recent "erroneous" doctrine. The document's central claim that the Catholic Church is "the one true Church of Christ", is likely to revive a debate which has dogged the Vatican's dealings with other Christian faiths for decades. Other Christian faiths "lack elements considered essential to the Catholic Church," it said. The 16-page text -- released by the Vatican's doctrinal watchdog the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,...
  • U.S. warns citizens over Naples garbage crisis

    07/09/2007 1:54:50 PM PDT · by Uncledave · 16 replies · 1,146+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/9/2007
    U.S. warns citizens over Naples garbage crisis Mon Jul 9, 2007 2:28PM EDT ROME (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Rome has warned U.S citizens they may face a health risk in Italy's southern Campania region due to a garbage crisis that has filled streets with piles of rubbish. "U.S. citizens traveling to or through the area may encounter mounds of garbage, open fires with potentially toxic fumes, and/or sporadic public demonstrations by local residents attempting to block access to dumps," the embassy said in an advisory note. Since May, streets in Naples and nearby towns have been piled...
  • Couple: HIV 2 Year Old Barred from Pool

    07/09/2007 11:09:29 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 246 replies · 5,189+ views ^ | 07/09/07 | abc
    Toddler Was Denied Shower Access as Well: A couple says their vacation was ruined when an RV park owner told them they weren't welcome after discovering their 2-year-old foster son had the HIV virus. Last week, Dick and Silvia Glover went to the Wales West RV Park in Silver Hill, Ala., with their foster son Caleb. When the boy was banned from using the pool and showers, the Glovers said they were offered an uncomfortable and painful choice: They could either keep Caleb out of the water or leave.
  • Youth minister charged with rape of four boys in Pompano Beach (In USA Illegally!)

    07/09/2007 2:20:46 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies · 1,658+ views
    Sun-SINtenel ^ | 6 July 2007
    A youth minister at the First Christian Church has been charged with raping and molesting four children at the church, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. Thiago Fernandes, 24, of Coconut Creek, was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bail at the Broward County Jail.
  • Jail for couple who had sex as child, 9, watched online

    07/08/2007 7:22:09 AM PDT · by indcons · 12 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Times ^ | July 7, 2007 | The Times
    A married couple who had sex in front of a nine-year-old girl who was forced to watch on a webcam in the United States were both jailed for 10 years. Denise and Ronald Edwards of Cinderford, Gloucestershire, also encouraged a paedophile in New York to abuse the child as they watched online. Videos and CDs carrying images of children being abused were also later found by police at the Edwards’ home, along with a webcam in 2004. Mr Edwards, 54, admitted engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a girl, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual...
  • Baby rescued from hot car; mom claims 'I forgot I had a baby'[Spokane,WA]

    07/06/2007 10:39:20 AM PDT · by teacherwoes · 137 replies · 3,207+ views ^ | 7/6/07 | staff
    SPOKANE -- A baby found locked in a hot car in North Spokane Thursday night is recovering, but uninjured. Employee spotted baby 'all wet, red, not crying' inside SUV An employee at the Grocery Outlet spotted the inside the sweltering SUV around 6:00 p.m. She advised the store to make an announcement over the intercom, advising customers there was a baby locked in a car. The employee told KREM 2 News, "nobody came up for like, 10 minutes." Employees confronted the woman when she finally spoke to them; they say she told them, "Oh my God, I forgot I had...
  • Man Bites off lip of Girlfriend's Child

    07/06/2007 5:16:22 AM PDT · by rodeo-mamma · 31 replies · 1,551+ views
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  • Man needed surgery after sex with hedgehog

    09/15/2006 10:16:37 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 92 replies · 1,377+ views
    Ananova ^ | 2006
    A Serbian man needed emergency surgery after he had sex with a hedgehog on a witchdoctor's advice. Zoran Nikolovic, 35, from Belgrade, says the witchdoctor told him it would cure his premature ejaculation. But he ended up in an operating theatre after the hedgehog's needles left his penis severely lacerated. A hospital spokesman said: "The animal was apparently unhurt and the patient came off much worse from the encounter. We have managed to repair the damage to his penis."
  • Did the earth mooove for you? (Teenager disrespects cow at 4:30 AM)

    07/05/2007 11:20:18 PM PDT · by Stoat · 64 replies · 1,456+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | July 6, 2007 | ROBIN PERRIE
      Did the earth mooove for you?  Blondie ... identity protected and, inset, Richard, who has herd it all now       By ROBIN PERRIEJuly 06, 2007       COPS rushed to a farm to put a kinky teenager udder arrest — after he was seen romping with a COW.  A shocked passer-by rang 999 after seeing the youth — wearing only black briefs — having sex with the steer at 4.30am.By the time officers arrived he had fled but night-time patrols are on the alert in case he strikes again.Farmer Richard Parish was stunned to hear what had...
  • Kan. Shoppers Step Over Stabbing Victim (callous indifference)

    07/04/2007 2:46:41 AM PDT · by restornu · 43 replies · 1,577+ views
    Associated Press Writer ^ | July 4, 2007 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN
    WICHITA, Kan. - As stabbing victim LaShanda Calloway lay dying on the floor of a convenience store, five shoppers, including one who stopped to take a picture of her with a cell phone, stepped over the woman, police said. The June 23 situation, captured on the store's surveillance video, got scant news coverage until a columnist for The Wichita Eagle disclosed the existence of the video and its contents Tuesday. Police have refused to release the video, saying it is part of their investigation. "It was tragic to watch," police spokesman Gordon Bassham said Tuesday. "The fact that people were...
  • 5 dead in Virginia farming accident

    07/03/2007 6:17:09 AM PDT · by Abathar · 36 replies · 1,559+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 07/03/07
    RICHMOND, Va. - Deadly methane gas emanating from a dairy farm's manure pit killed five people, including four members of a Mennonite family, authorities said. Emergency workers speculate each of the victims climbed into the pit in a frantic attempt to rescue the others. "It was a domino effect with one person going in, the second person going after them," Sheriff Don Farley said. Farley identified the victims as Scott Showalter, 33; his wife, Phyillis, 34; their children, Shayla, 11, and Christina, 9; and Amous Stoltzfus, 24, who worked at the Showalter's dairy farm in the Briery Branch community. The...
  • British authorities rescue 'slave labourers' (who'll pave Swedish driveways now?)

    07/01/2007 4:29:45 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 21 replies · 688+ views ^ | 07/01/2007 | TT/The local?
    British authorities have revealed their involvement in the rescue this year of 15 teenage boys working in Stockholm as "slave labourers". A Foreign Office spokesman told the Sunday Telegraph that the boys were threatened with beatings if they made any attempt to leave the prison-like conditions in which they were kept. They are desperately underpaid and often resort to stealing from supermarkets to make ends meet. "Lots of the boys come from a weak social situation. Some were born and raised in children's homes, with no education, no parents. Some were picked up in pubs or on the street," Robert...
  • Orthodox patriots clean Moscow River after gay cruise

    06/30/2007 6:41:52 AM PDT · by Webby_surfer · 9 replies · 841+ views
    Russia-ic ^ | 26.06.2007 | Natalya L.
    24 June, Moscow. The day after the 2nd gay cruise in Moscow, nearly 200 members of Russian Orthodox-patriotic organizations went on a ceremonial motor ship trip along the Moscow River to "clean the river of filth" with a slogan “We are Russians – God with us. Read the FULL story: Orthodox patriots clean Moscow River after gay cruise
  • (Sweden:) British builders 'used as slave labourers'

    06/29/2007 11:10:48 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 71 replies · 1,553+ views ^ | 06/29/2007 | James Savage
    Young British men are being used as 'slave labourers' in Stockholm, police have said. The men are being used in building work, and according to reports they are paid only sporadically and live in squalor. Swedish television station TV4 has revealed that the men are forced to work fifteen hours a day, and live in derelict caravans without access to food or water. Around 100 British men are said to be working as pavers in the Stockholm area. Swedish police say the incident is "pure slave trading". Jimmy Ĺberg of Swedish border police described some of the building workers as...
  • Couple Has Already Raised $10,200 to Avoid Aborting Their Baby. They Want $50,000. (moral cripple)

    06/28/2007 6:02:32 PM PDT · by amchugh · 40 replies · 1,274+ views
    According to this web site, the couple, who decided to remain anonymous, has threatened not to have their baby if they are not able to raise at least $50,000 in 90 days. They believe this is the minimum amount needed to give their future newborn the life they think the baby should have. Although they know that this is not the total amount need it to raise the child into adulthood, they truly believe that with $50000 they will be able to start their newborn in the right path for a good life.
  • American Decadence—Part 1 of 4

    06/27/2007 7:57:39 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 29 replies · 967+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 06/26/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    American Decadence—Part 1 of 4 The Characteristics of an Uncivilized People by Reginald Firehammer In describing the character of the people who dominated the society of the 50s I used words like courtesy, decency, respect, reverence, and dignity. None of these words can be used to describe the last two or three generations except in the negative. Today's society can only be described as discourteous, indecent, disrespectful, irreverent, and; well, there isn't a word that captures what those with no sense of personal dignity truly are, graceless, or despicable, or contemptible, perhaps. I'm not attempting to characterize today's entire population....
  • Atlantic City's Only Abortion Clinic Shut Down

    06/26/2007 11:38:55 AM PDT · by Malacoda · 54 replies · 932+ views
    NBC 10 ^ | 6/26/2007
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Health code violations led officials to close the city's only abortion clinic, a state health department spokesman said. State inspectors began conducting a full survey of Alternatives on Pacific Avenue on Monday after they found problems with infection control, documentation and "the facility itself," said Health and Human Services spokesman Tom Slater. An anonymous complaint about change of ownership issues prompted the investigation, which was first reported in Tuesday's editions of The Press of Atlantic City. Slater would not say what the original complaint was about, but said that it was unfounded. Instead, he said, problems...

    06/25/2007 7:27:12 AM PDT · by Maceman · 104 replies · 3,487+ views
    NY Post ^ | Junem25, 2007 | DAN MANGAN
    June 25, 2007 -- A Brooklyn mother and father got the shock of their lives when school officials informed them their brilliant 11-year-old girl was denied admission to an elite public school - solely because she's of Indian descent. "I feel bad because I would have gotten in if I was white," Nikita Rau lamented over her failed bid to attend the Mark Twain School, IS 239, in Coney Island, a magnet school for gifted students. It turns out Mark Twain - unlike all but one other city public school - admits students according to racial quotas established in 1974...
  • Study Details U.S. Sex Habits, Drug Use

    06/22/2007 12:42:39 PM PDT · by nancyvideo · 95 replies · 2,227+ views
    Examiner ^ | 6-22-07
    The average American man has sex with seven women during his lifetime, compared to four male sexual partners for the average woman, according to a new federal survey that used high-tech methods to solicit candid answers on sexual activity and illegal drug use.
  • Woman's Head Shaved, Face Branded 'Snitch'

    06/22/2007 11:58:57 AM PDT · by Abathar · 69 replies · 5,823+ views
    PHOENIX -- Four people have been arrested in connection with kidnapping, assaulting and using a branding iron to burn the word "snitch" on a Mesa woman's face, police said. Investigators said they believe the crime was done in retaliation for reporting one of the men and woman to Child Protective Services in February 2006, which ultimately led to CPS taking away their children. "If CPS removes a child from the house, there must be some very serious allegations," said Sgt. Chuck Trapani of the Mesa Police Department. "So the children removed, they're in CPS custody, and now they're blaming this...
  • Cops: Baby Dies After Mom Tapes Pacifier To Mouth

    06/20/2007 9:53:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies · 342+ views
    CBS 13 SACRAMENTO ^ | 20 JUNE 2007 | AP
    (AP) LAKE STEVENS, Washington -- A woman was charged with manslaughter in the death of her 4-month-old son after she told authorities she taped a pacifier to his mouth to keep it from falling out. Bonnie M. Desmond, 19, was charged Tuesday in the death of Noah James Petersen. Bail was set at $500,000. Desmond called 911 Monday and said her baby was unconscious, but paramedics found the boy had been dead for hours, Fire District 8 Deputy Chief David Lingenfelter said. Prosecutors wrote in reports that Desmond later indicated a pacifier had been taped to the child's mouth but...
  • 14-year-old died protecting his pregnant mom

    06/14/2007 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies · 1,198+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser
  • Man confesses to molesting 13 children after slitting wrist (yes, an illegal)

    06/14/2007 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Baladas · 18 replies · 781+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2007 | The Associated Press
    MAGNOLIA, Texas -- An illegal immigrant confessed to sexually assaulting 13 children when police responded to an emergency medical call after he slit his wrist, police said. Mauricio Ojeda, 29, remained jailed Wednesday on a charge of indecency with a child after telling police about the assaults when they responded to the call at his house April 29. Magnolia Police Chief Ronald Cunningham said Ojeda had self-inflicted cuts on his wrist and no pulse when they arrived. Ojeda was revived by medical personnel and said he had been "a bad boy" and had assaulted 13 children who had lived in...
  • Mom accused of prostituting her two daughters

    06/14/2007 11:54:37 AM PDT · by John Cena · 61 replies · 2,518+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2007 | Dale Lezon
    A 16-year-old girl endured being sold into prostitution by her mother but finally went to Houston police after seeing her younger sister also forced to perform sex acts, investigators said Wednesday. The teenager had complied with her mother — who even distributed business cards offering her daughters for sex — but feared that her 14-year-old sister would be hurt, officers said. Nelsi Yolanda Latuda and her boyfriend, Pedro Espinoza-Escama, both of the 5500 block of Antoine, are charged with two counts each of compelling prostitution of a minor. They were ordered held in lieu of bail totaling $20,000 each. Latuda,...
  • Cornish militants rise again - and this time they're targeting celebrity chefs.

    06/14/2007 12:00:01 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 23 replies · 788+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 14.06.07 | Steven Morris
    · National Liberation Army threatens Stein and Oliver · Anti-English rant must be taken seriously, say police There were few outward signs of a terrorism alert in north Cornwall yesterday. Visitors milled around Padstow's busy harbour as usual while further down the coast at Newquay surfers lounged about on a warm, waveless day. But behind the scenes at Cornwall's two most famous eateries, Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Newquay, security was being stepped up after Cornish extremists claimed they were planning to target two of the country's most famous chefs. A group calling itself...
  • Boy, 8, Kills Baby Sister, Police Say

    06/13/2007 8:54:53 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 630+ views
    FOX News ^ | 6/13/07 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    <p>NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — An 8-year-old boy dropped or threw his infant twin sisters down the stairs, killing one and injuring the other, authorities said. He is too young to be detained or charged, they said.</p> <p>The boy has a "diminished mental capacity," police said. A child must be at least 10 to be in the juvenile court system, Larry Irving, an investigator with the North Richland Hills Police Department, said Wednesday.</p>
  • Police: Man drowned child for insurance

    06/08/2007 8:49:56 AM PDT · by Borges · 70 replies · 1,591+ views
    Yahoo - AP ^ | 06/08/07 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE - The firefighters who tried to save 3-year-old Ashley McLellan, unconscious after being pulled from a pool on a winter night in 2003, noticed something strange about her stepfather: He was calm, mostly dry and never once asked them if she would live. She didn't, and Joel Zellmer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing her in an attempt to collect on a $200,000 insurance policy — just one accusation in a string of accidents that investigators say Zellmer concocted to befall the young children of the women he dated. Investigators say Zellmer has a history of dating single...
  • Teachers' union wants stab-vests

    05/30/2007 5:46:13 AM PDT · by Hazcat · 23 replies · 1,396+ views
    BBC News ^ | 25 May 2007 | BBC News
    School staff will need body armour when new powers to search pupils for weapons come into force, a teaching union says. From next Thursday head teachers will be able to authorise staff or security guards to carry out such searches. The Professional Association of Teachers says staff who carry out searches must be trained and should have access to protective clothing.
  • Married in the morning, arrested in the evening

    05/27/2007 4:21:16 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 12 replies · 695+ views ^ | 5/27/2007
    KEY WEST — From wedded bliss to a violent scuffle in a gas station parking lot — maybe this Tallahassee couple will have a more enjoyable honeymoon than wedding day. According to reports, the new bride told officers that the couple had just gotten married that day, Wednesday, and were out celebrating. According to witnesses, the new husband hit his wife, verbally abused her, and then dragged her around the parking lot of Citgo gas station on North Roosevelt Boulevard. Several people, including store employees, told police that the woman was standing next to the car and having trouble putting...
  • Man On Trial For Sex With Dog

    05/27/2007 1:03:23 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 30 replies · 3,100+ views
    Man On Trial For Sex With Dog TACOMA, Wash. - Jury selection began this week in Tacoma for the trial of the first person charged in Washington under a new law that made bestiality a felony. Twenty-six-year-old Michael Patrick McPhail is accused of having sex last October with his family's dog, a pit bull named Sarah. He has pleaded innocent to animal cruelty. If convicted he could be sentence to a year in jail. The bestiality law took effect in June. It was passed by the Washington Legislature because of the death of a man who had sex with a...
  • Police: Illinois Man Beat His Girlfriend's Son to Death While She Served in Iraq

    05/26/2007 7:31:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies · 3,112+ views
    FNC ^ | May 26, 2007
    CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A man beat his girlfriend's 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said.Donell Parker, 23, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Smith. The boy was found dead in his bed Thursday in a suburb south of Chicago. Parker told police he beat the boy, but would not say why, said Calumet City police Chief Patrick O'Meara. Cameron was punched in the head, stomach and chest, and whipped with a belt from Tuesday to Wednesday evening, O'Meara said. An autopsy...
  • Suspect Scared After 91-Year-Old's Beating

    05/25/2007 12:34:07 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 48 replies · 2,712+ views
    91-Year-Old's Beating Army Veteran's Beating Caught On Tape POSTED: 8:12 am PDT May 24, 2007 DETROIT -- A 22-year-old man was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on charges that he beat and carjacked a 91-year-old Army veteran. Deonte E. Bradley was arrested May 10, six days after the attack on Leonard Sims. A convenience store surveillance videotape showing Sims being punched in the head was broadcast on news programs and Web sites. He was struck 21 times. Bradley appeared in court Wednesday for his preliminary examination. Bradley's attorney asked the judge to provide protection for Bradley, who said he fears...
  • Racial incident at school overwhelms Louisiana town

    05/23/2007 9:25:54 PM PDT · by amchugh · 180 replies · 3,635+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 20, 2007 | Howard Witt
    The trouble in Jena started with the nooses. Then it rumbled along the town's racial fault lines. Finally, it exploded into months of violence between blacks and whites. Now the 3,000 residents of this small lumber and oil town deep in the heart of central Louisiana are confronting Old South racial demons many thought had long ago been put to rest. Advertisement One morning last September, students arrived at the local high school to find three hangman's nooses dangling from a tree in the courtyard.
  • Train Kills Man Trying to Kill Woman

    05/22/2007 1:19:54 AM PDT · by Omega Man II · 10 replies · 2,155+ views
    Man dies in attempt to kill girlfriend LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man trying to kill his girlfriend by stopping a car in front of an approaching train was himself killed Monday when the train hit the vehicle and launched it into him as he tried to flee, police said. The girlfriend survived. The man drove the car in front of a group of other vehicles stopped at a railroad crossing in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Sunland, Officer Mike Lopez said. The driver, who was seen arguing with his girlfriend, parked the car on the tracks and jumped...
  • Who's Your Daddy? Paternity Battle Between [identical twin] Brothers

    05/21/2007 10:18:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 73 replies · 4,774+ views
    ABC news ^ | May 21, 2007 | Mary Kathryn Burke
    Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the father and uncle to a 3-year-old little girl. The problem is, they don't know which is which. Or who is who. The identical Missouri twins say they were unknowingly having sex with the same woman. And according to the woman's testimony, she had sex with each man on the same day. Within hours of each other.When the woman in question, Holly Marie Adams, got pregnant, she named Raymon the father, but he contested and demanded a paternity test, bringing his own brother Richard to court. But a paternity test in this case...
  • Tale of last 90 minutes of woman's life [Los Angeles' King Hospital ignores patient to death]

    05/20/2007 10:52:28 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 176 replies · 4,335+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 May 2007 | Charles Ornstein
    In the emergency room at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Edith Isabel Rodriguez was seen as a complainer. "Thanks a lot, officers," an emergency room nurse told Los Angeles County police who brought in Rodriguez early May 9 after finding her in front of the Willowbrook hospital yelling for help. "This is her third time here." The 43-year-old mother of three had been released from the emergency room hours earlier, her third visit in three days for abdominal pain. She'd been given prescription medication and a doctor's appointment. Turning to Rodriguez, the nurse said, "You have already been seen, and...
  • Daycare Worker: I Bound Boy With Masking Tape to Keep Him Quiet

    05/19/2007 7:46:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies · 3,740+ views
    AP via FOX News ^ | May 19, 2007
    TULSA, Okla. — When Robert Minton heard something had happened to his 2-year-old son, Joshua, he thought the boy had been in an accident or had fallen ill.When he arrived at the eastside residence where Joshua, and his 4-year-old sister, Heather, were being cared for, the news was much more devastating. Paramedics had tried to revive Joshua, who was found unresponsive after the in-home daycare center's owner, Vicki Leigh Chiles, bound his mouth and hands with masking tape. Minton said Chiles said nothing to him. "All she said to Heather was, `I love you, baby."' The state medical examiner's office...
  • 80 years ago, deadly bombing Mich. town (still worst school mass murder in U.S. history)

    05/18/2007 1:33:37 PM PDT · by Borges · 17 replies · 1,037+ views
    WZZM ^ | 5/18/07
    BATH — Josephine Cushman Vail will lay red tulips on the grave of her little brother today, as she has nearly every year since 1927. Ralph Cushman, then 7, died 80 years ago today, along with 44 other people in what stood for more than 60 years as the largest mass murder in the United States. Vail, 93, said she could just as easily have died with her brother when a disgruntled school board member dynamited the Bath Consolidated School in the quiet, close-knit community 13 miles northeast of Lansing. Vail, then 13, was excused from taking final exams that...
  • PA: Baby Found in Freezer; Pa. Woman Charged

    05/18/2007 12:27:29 PM PDT · by cgk · 15 replies · 1,100+ views ^ | 5-18-07 | Joe Mandak/AP
    Baby Found in Freezer; Pa. Woman Charged JOE MANDAK The Associated Press PITTSBURGH - A woman was charged with abuse of a corpse after police found the remains of a baby in her freezer.Police charged Christine Hutchinson, 22, of Pittsburgh, after interviewing her Thursday evening, several hours after the remains were found in her apartment.Officers got a tip from someone who knew Hutchinson that there was "possibly a baby that was dead and was in a freezer in an apartment in Bloomfield," a working-class neighborhood several miles east of downtown, Pittsburgh police Cmdr. Thomas Stangrecki said.Detectives found what initially appeared...
  • Child Found Unconscious At Day Care Dies (Worker had taped child's mouth and nose)

    05/18/2007 9:22:30 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 49 replies · 2,837+ views
    KTUL ^ | May 18, 2007
    Tulsa - A child found unconscious with his mouth and nose covered in tape at a Tulsa day care has died. The child was found Thursday afternoon when police went to the home-run day care. A warrant had been issued for the arrest of Vicki Chiles a day earlier on a separate charge of abusing a minor child. Police say Chiles had seven children in her home when she was arrested Thursday afternoon. One, a two-year-old boy, was found unresponsive and with his mouth and nose covered with masking tape. Chiles was booked into the Tulsa County Jail on a...
  • Mom drives son to rob jewelry store

    05/17/2007 11:35:00 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 18 replies · 821+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/17/07
    A 36-year-old German mother-of-five drove her son to a jewelry store he wanted to rob because she was afraid he may come to some harm, Bild newspaper reported Wednesday. While her 17-year-old son and his two accomplices stabbed and robbed a jeweler in the eastern city of Dresden, the mother waited outside in the car. "I knew he wanted to rob the shop and I was very worried about him," top-selling Bild quoted the mother as saying. A court sentenced the woman to three years and ten months in prison, a spokeswoman for the court said.
  • Police: Uncle bit toddler all over body to warn against biting

    05/17/2007 4:43:48 AM PDT · by Puppage · 17 replies · 683+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 5/17/2007 | Puppage
    (Bridgeport-AP) _ Police say a Bridgeport man bit his 3-year-old nephew all over his body as a lesson to teach the boy that biting other people is wrong. Police say 40-year-old Hector Pulido is charged with assault and risk of injury, and that he appeared yesterday in court after Tuesday's arrest. Day-care workers called police after discovering adult bite marks on the toddler's chest, stomach, shoulder, back, thigh, leg and buttocks. The boy told police that his uncle did it and, when questioned, Pulido allegedly told officers he wanted to teach the boy that it's wrong to bite other people....