Fort Lauderdale, FL – Deanna DeJesus, 38, has been convicted of child neglect for failing to protect her children from their father during a hostage standoff with police.

The guilty verdict carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.  An aggravated manslaughter charge, which jurors could not unanimously agree upon, carries a maximum sentence of 45 years.  The prosecution may seek a retrial to attempt conviction on the more serious charge, while the defense may appeal the current conviction.

A sentencing date will be set on November 5th.

In February, Deanna’s husband, 41-year-old William DeJesus, drove Deanna and their two sons into a Deerfield RV park.  He stormed a randomly chosen RV, shot the 76-year-old owner to death, and held his own family and the dead man’s girlfriend as hostages.  He then called 911 and told the dispatcher he had “hijacked a woman.”

What ensued was a 7-hour standoff with a SWAT team in which DeJesus stabbed every member of his family, including himself.  DeJesus and his 9-year-old son, who was autistic, died of their wounds. …

Jacksonville, FL — 30-year-old Dana Michell Anderson was arrested and booked on charges of aggravated manslaughter on a child younger than 18 years old by culpable negligence about a week after the death of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old son, Masia Wright. According to authorities, Masia’s father, Ernest Wright, returned home from school on November 15 to find his son unresponsive. The child was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital – an autopsy revealed Masia died from methadone toxicity. During questioning earlier this week, Dana admitted to leaving a brightly colored sippy cup with about 80 mg. of methadone in it on the dresser of her bedroom. Ernest believes his son thought it was juice and chugged it down. “I know she loved my son and she wouldn’t do anything like that,” Ernest said. “She just wasn’t thinking.” Dana, who had raised the child since he was about 3-months-old, is now behind bars on $1 million bond. Police say she has been arrested more than a dozen times since 2006 on charges ranging from petty theft to possession of crack.…

Emanuel Lawrence Is A Heavy Sleeper

November 25, 2009 at 10:48 am by  

Sunrise, FL – Emanuel Lawrence is a man with priorities – on the top of the list: Ganja, X-Box, and sleep. He’s got a couple of kids that fall somewhere in the middle of said list. Authorities allege that between November 17th and November 18, Emanuel engaged in a little recreational relaxation of the mary-jane kind before pulling an all-nighter in front of the X-Box. Emanuel told police that he crawled his unemployed ass into bed at about 6:00 a.m. on the 18th and had been asleep for about 45 minutes before his girlfriend woke him up and asked him to feed the kiddos. Emanuel’s girlfriend, Inez Gonzalez, has her priorities as well – she works during the day and goes to school at night. Pity she couldn’t count on her man to properly take care of business at home. Emanuel got up, fed the kids, and returned to bed with his infant, 7-month-old Jaidyn, and Jaidyn’s 3-year-old sister, Aaliyah. He placed Jaidyn between himself and Aaliyah and fell into a heavy, heavy slumber.…

Galloway, NJ – I rarely tire of pure selfish acts. For some reason they astound me. No one has found the answer to the million dollar question: What the fuck were they thinking? And so as I read these stories, I often play their scene over in my head trying to catch a glimpse of their motives. What exactly is their reasoning? Why don’t they seem to think about consequence? How can one individual possess complete unadulterated stupidity? Meet 27 year old, Tracy Posner. Although I tried, I couldn’t manage to wrap my mind around this New Jersey girl’s actions. …

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