Shelby Township, MI – On the same day an Arizona father was charged with murder for intentionally leaving his 1-year-old in a hot car, a mother in Michigan was also charged with murder after she left her two-year-old son in a minivan.
Audrionna Rhoads, 21, has been charged with second degree murder and child negligent abuse after her son, James Nelson, was found dead in his car seat earlier this month.
“We believe the evidence demonstrates that the actions of the defendant showed a reckless disregard of the life of her child,” said Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith in reference to charges against Rhoades.
Rhoades told her family that when she left for work that morning, her son was sleeping on a futon in the mobile home she shared with a roommate. But investigators believe she put her son in the minivan that morning before driving another vehicle to work.
About 10 hours later, a neighbor noticed the boy’s foot through the minivan’s window and alerted the boy’s grandfather.…
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Police are charging a man with second-degree murder after he intentionally left his 1-year-old son in a hot car while he went to work.
Brokale Marques, 28, was initially charged with child abuse and child endangerment after being accused of leaving his son in a hot car for hours on Saturday so that he could go to work. The boy was rushed to the hospital when he was found lethargic later in the day. When he was taken off life support on Monday, Marques was also charged with murder.
According to the police report, Marques woke up late for his job at International Cruise and Excursions and didn’t have time to get his son to the babysitter. So he took the boy with him and parked the car near his work, leaving the infant in the car seat with the car running.
Marques took a lunch break at around 11 a.m., and his son seemed fine. So he drove to a nearby Burger King for lunch and returned 30 to 45 minutes later.…
Colton, CA – A 2-year-old boy had his face eaten off by his grandmother’s pit bulls and now she and the boy’s uncle have been charged with his death.
After police received a 911 call around 5:30 p.m. that someone had been killed by a dog, they arrived at a home on the 700 block of West Citrus Street to find 2-year-old Samuel Zamudio suffering from extensive bite wounds to his head and neck. He was rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
“It was ugly. His face was all eaten up. He was eaten from the face. He had no clothes,” said a woman who rents a room inside the home.
The woman said she and the Zamudio’s uncle, 23-year-old Marco Zamudio, were watching the boy, his older brother and her two children when he suddenly <air quotes>disappeared</air quotes>. She said they looked for him for about 20 minutes before looking in the backyard and finding his grandmother’s dogs had used him as a chew toy.
“He jumped out of the window, I’m guessing to play with the dogs, and the dogs grabbed him,” said a neighbor. …
Granite City, IL – Police are still looking for the woman accused of using her two young children to steal $100,000 worth of jewelry from a Granite Falls jewelry store.
According to police, 23-year-old Geneshia Grey walked into the Hurley and Co. Jewelry Store last month with her two young children, ages believed to be around 6 and 8. A store surveillance camera captured Grey going up to the counter to ask the store’s owner questions while her two children were busy going behind counters, sticking their little hands in the jewelry cases, and stuffing expensive adornments in small bag.
After about 20 minutes, Grey left the store with her two children and an estimated $100,000 worth of jewelry. Grey might have gotten away with it had police not been called to a home where Grey and a family member were arguing. When police arrived at the home, Grey’s relative handed them 69 empty jewelry boxes and told them Grey was involved in some kind of criminal activity.
A week later, after identifying where the stolen jewelry boxes came from, police spoke with the Hurleys, who were in the process of figuring out when they had been robbed.…
Cleveland, OH – A mother is facing child neglect charges after her 16-month-old child was found alone in an apartment with maggots crawling on her.
The child’s grandmother found her alone inside a disgusting apartment where police believe she had been left for 2-3 days with no food. The grandmother said the maggots had apparently hatched from the girl’s dirty diaper. The child was taken to the hospital to be fed, cleaned up and checked out. She is reportedly doing fine and in the care of relatives.
The child’s mother, Nikia Banks, claims that she was only gone from the apartment for about seven minutes, but investigators say it can take up to three days for maggots to form. Not sure if that means she left her child alone for that amount of time, or left a maggot-filled diaper on her child for that long. Either way, Banks was arrested and charged with felony child endangerment.
This latest charge is in addition to a neglect charge for Banks that was opened just last month leading to a social workers seeing the child, and meeting with Banks.…
On August 27th, 22- year-old Anthony Ruff asked his 8-year-old stepson to take the dog out to use the bathroom in the apartment’s common area without a leash. After the dog did its business, it decided to partake in a pit bull’s favorite snack – a small child.
The dog didn’t have to look far as there were children out playing and it wasn’t long before it was enjoying a 2-year-old boy’s face. Ruff’s stepson was unable to do anything but watch as the dog laughed maniacally and took another bite from the tasty morsel.
The victim’s mother was alerted by her 4-year-old son who’d ran inside screaming that his little brother was dead. Mom immediately ran outside to find that wasn’t entirely true, but the boy was bleeding motionless on the ground with the dog standing nearby with blood on its mouth.…
Slaughter, LA — Police say that an 8-year-old boy blew his grandmother’s brains out moments after playing the video game, Grand Theft Auto IV.
On Thursday afternoon, at the Country Breeze mobile home park, 90-year-old Marie Smothers was watching television when her 8-year-old grandson shot her in the head with a Colt .38-caliber Detective Special revolver.
The Sheriff’s Office release says the boy initially told investigators that he accidentally shot Smothers while playing with the revolver, but the investigation led them to believe the child shot her on purpose. The motive? The boy was reportedly playing Grand Theft Auto IV in the moments before the shooting.
The boy has since been released to his parents and will not face charges because, according to Louisiana state laws, any child under the age of 10 cannot be held responsible for any criminal act they may commit.
Of course the media will be all over this story, ignoring the real issues while featuring “experts” who will push long turds out of their mouth-holes while claiming violent media is turning our children into psychopathic automatons.…
ASHLAND, WV – Sheriff’s deputies say they arrested a pair of McDowell County parents after they found the couples’ young children living in filth, being held in a room where they were handling and eating human excrement. Yum.
According to WVVA, Michael Paul Perry, 28, and Crystal Sidney Perry, 19, were arrested and charged with child abuse creating substantial risk of injury. Not to mention bad breath.
Martin West, the McDowell County Sheriff, told WVVA TV that detectives responded to a call from Child Protective Services employees who were trying to remove the kids from the home in the Ashland area on Thursday afternoon. Not surprisingly, the parents weren’t eager to cooperate and the employees told police they felt threatened.
Officers say that when they entered the residence, they found two toddlers, ages 1 and 2, being kept in a room where they were eating human waste. A criminal complaint filed in McDowell County Magistrate Court said the children were ‘filthy’, and worse.
“The room in which the children were being held had human excrement on the floor and that the children had been eating the excrement,” the complaint said.…
FORT MYERS, FL – A Fort Myers man short on Father-of-the-Year street cred was taken into custody after a neighbor saw him speeding around town on an ATV-with a toddler in his lap.
The wanna-be daredevil, 24-year-old Brian Wilson, was videotaped while driving the ATV by a neighbor. A deputy called to the scene also witnessed Wilson recklessly tooling around. After the deputy made contact with him, Wilson led police on a fairly high-speed chase for a man fleeing on an ATV.
Officials from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office say Wilson was going as fast as 40 mph on Staley Road in Fort Myers when he was spotted. Wilson’s daughter, who authorities believe is around three years old, was sitting in front of Wilson, without any head gear. Florida law states it is illegal to operate an ATV on a paved road and for a child under 16 to ride an ATV without a helmet.
The concerned neighbor, James Williams, took the video and posted it to YouTube because he feared for the child’s safety.…
KISSIMMEE, FL – A 1-year-old boy has died after eating a laundry detergent pod while at a Kissimmee battered women’s shelter.
Police say Michael Williams was with his mother at the shelter when he ate the highly concentrated pack of laundry detergent and later died. Police are still investigating, but say they do not feel the poisoning was intentional. However, it will be up to prosecutors to file any charges once the investigation is complete.
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, in 2012, poison centers received reports of 6,231 exposures to the highly concentrated packets of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger. As of July of this year, that number is 5,753. In July, Tide announced it will no longer package their detergent in clear packaging, using an opaque packaging that they hope will prevent kids from thinking it is candy.
That’s cool of Tide, but Terri Durdaller, a spokesperson for the Department of Children and Families, released a statement that I thought better addressed how to prevent such accidents from happening:
“The death of little Michael is a tragedy.…
ARDMORE, OK – Police have arrested the parents of a three-week old girl who died from heat exhaustion after the idiots took her on a 1,100-mile road trip in a van that had no air conditioning and only one working window.
On Tuesday, 28-year-old Christopher Randolph and his 26-year-old wife, Angela Randolph, were making a 15-hour drive from Columbus, Ohio, to Ringling, Oklahoma with their newborn, Hanna, and their 15-month-old child.
With temperatures climbing to 100 degrees, the couple pulled their rolling oven into a gas station 20 miles from their destination. It was there that they noticed Hanna was no longer breathing.
She was rushed to the hospital, but pronounced dead from complications from heat exposure. The couple were arrested on Wednesday and charged with child neglect causing death. Their 15-month-old was taken into protect custody.
This means that the 15-month old has something in common with two of his other, living siblings who were also removed from Christopher and Angela back in 2010.
Not sure why the couple look so glum in their mugshots.…
Dallas, TX – A woman has been arrested after police say she was on Facebook while her best friend’s 3-year-old daughter drowned in a swimming pool a few feet away.
According to the affidavit, 37-year-old Kariasa Thomas took her friend’s four children – ages 7, 6, 5 and 3 years old – to the swimming pool at her apartment complex along with her 16-year-old daughter and legally blind husband.
They arrived at the pool at 7pm, after it had already closed, but decided to stay because other people were still swimming in the pool. Although she was aware 3-year-old Kanyce Giddings could not swim and was not equipped with a flotation device, she allowed the girl to stand on the steps with her feet in the water.
Thomas then put her ass in a reclining chair a few feet away and decided to use her phone to log onto Facebook for 15 minutes instead of watching the girl. She also admitted to playing with her pit bull, Sugar.
A couple hours later, an off-duty police officer working as a security guard came to tell everyone the pool was closed and it was time to get out.…
Baltimore, MD – A grandmother’s attempt to get her grandson to go to sleep by applying methadone to his gums worked a bit too well and now she’s in jail facing murder charges.
On July 4, Towanda Reaves was watching her two grandchildren and put them to bed at around 8pm. She called 911 at 4am the following morning when she found one of the children unresponsive. Despite attempts to revive 17-month-old Aadyn Overton, he was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later.
Police initially thought the death was accidental until they received a call from the hospital. Turns out the dead infant’s younger sister was admitted to the hospital later that same day and tested positive for methadone. When questioned, Reaves admitted she’d rubbed methadone on both of the infants’ gums to help them go to sleep.
Reaves was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, child abuse resulting in death, first- and second-degree assault, first-degree child abuse and reckless endangerment.
Those who knew Reaves say they are shocked at the allegations, saying that the woman seemed like a doting grandmother.…
STONINGTON, CT – A 10-year-old boy in the backseat of his father’s car called 911 to report his dad was driving drunk moments before his father crashed.
Rhode Island State Police received a 911 call from the boy who said he and his 12-year-old sister were passengers in a Mercedes driven by their father, Owen Gilman. The boy said he was in fear for his life because his old man was drunk and driving erratically.
The boy told them he was so scared that he was contemplating jumping from the moving vehicle because that would be better than crashing at the speeds his father was currently driving. The boy didn’t have time to test his theory, because moments later his father rear-ended a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Gilman hit the Jeep so hard that he sent it 50 feet off the shoulder of the interstate and down an embankment where it overturned. The driver of the Jeep was taken to the hospital to be treated for blunt force trauma and lacerations and was last listed in fair condition. …
McALESTER, OK – Police have charged a mother with child abuse by injury after she poured gasoline her 5-year-old daughter’s head to treat head lice, which then caught fire.
According to an affidavit, 25-year-old Shana Suggs attempted to treat her daughter’s head lice with gasoline back in January. Not sure how well that would have worked, but the fire that started when a nearby space heater ignited the gas probably did the trick.
Suggs’s boyfriend said he ran to the bathroom when he heard Shuggs scream and found her and her daughter on fire. He rolled the girl on the ground, but could not extinguish the flames until he wrapped her in a jacket.
On the one hand, the girl didn’t have a head lice problem any longer but on the other, she suffered second- and third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body. Suggs was burned on her forearms, hands and foot.
Suggs’ daughter wen through lengthy treatments at a Tulsa burn center and a Texas Shriner’s hospital and is now living with relatives. …
MIDVALE, UT – Police have charged an alleged 44-year-old kiddie diddler with attempted aggravated murder and sexual abuse for allegedly assaulting a 6-month-old.
Juan Manuel Duran Jr. was charged in 3rd District Court on Monday with attempted aggravated murder and aggravated sexual abuse of a child, both first-degree felonies. He was also hit with five additional counts of second-degree felony child abuse.
Officers responded to a call at 7923 S. Main Street, where Duran’s girlfriend told police that she witnessed him trying to suffocate her 6-month-old son with a towel, according to court documents.
Jade Olson, the victim’s mother, told investigators that Duran said to her that he wished the infant was dead, and that he (Duran) should “just throw him out the fucking window.”
Duran apparently didn’t follow through on that threat, but when the child was later examined at a local hospital, doctors determined that the kid had been abused for weeks, and that the abuse was serious enough to have possibly killed him or left him permanently disabled.…
COCOA BEACH, FL – A 25-year-old mother has been accused of leaving her 3 and 4-year-old children unattended for several hours in a parking lot while she attended a Lil’ Wayne concert.
According to police, an employee at the Cruzan Amphitheater saw two children, ages 3 and 5, standing alone near a black Nissan Altima in the South Florida Fairgrounds parking lot at around 7 pm. He approached them them at 9.45 pm when he saw them again and seen they were still alone.
The employee, Barry Batchelor, said the children were surrounded by “intoxicate persons” and told him their mother, Brittany Harris, left them in the car while she went to the concert. Batchelor took the children to a venue gate where he turned them over to sheriff’s deputies.
Police were able to locate Harris in the parking lot about 10.30 pm after the concert ended. The hip-hop model known as Pretty Red told the officers her cousin brought her children to the concert, but later admitted she’d brought them and left them in the car.…
Police were called to the Kmart at around 7:30 p.m. Saturday after someone saw the boy sitting inside the car, with all the windows rolled up, crying. When police arrived, they found the car sitting in direct sunlight and the boy sweating in the backseat holding a towel.
The doors were unlocked so the officers were able to get the boy out of the car. He told the officers that his mom left him in the car while she went shopping and had instructed him to get on the floor and cover up with a towel so no one would see him.
Police found Moore inside the Kmart and brought her back to the parking lot so she could retrieve her identification she said was in a small pink bag inside her car. While retrieving her ID, officers allegedly found a pill bottle that contained a variety of pills
She told them that the pills were Adderall, which was prescribed to her, but that they were just a variety of colors.…