Link: Homicide by Child Abuse: Perps "collapsed" in court after sentencing
Two women apparently caused quite the scene in court after the judge announced that they would be sentenced to life in prison. Their crime? Homicide by child abuse.
These two women (a couple) were watching a friend's 3-year-old child while she relocated from out-of-state. The child was "whipped" with a belt for urinating on the floor. She had bruises and cuts all over her chest, stomach, legs, arms, feet, back and head. The child was found to be "unresponsive" by EMTs.
After hearing their sentence, the two women "collapsed" onto the floor as "emotional screams" came from their family members. The two women had to be wheeled from the courtroom by authorities due to the ruckus.
Wow. Some friend/godmother she turned out to be. I know that physical discipline (not abuse) is a controversial topic for folks, but who the frak thinks it acceptable to place their hands on someone else's child to punish them? Perhaps these two numskulls will find and receive their own very special version of harsh physical punishment during their life imprisonments. Repeatedly.
Poor kid and her family . . .
In remembrance of the " Is it ever okay to hit kids?
" thread, I thought that some might find this of interest.