Topic: child murder

Monster Father From Hot Car Death Indicted On 8 Counts – Including Malice Murder And Felony Murder

Monster Father From Hot Car Death Indicted On 8 Counts - Including Malice Murder And Felony Murder

Ross Harris, the Georgia father who intentionally left his toddler in a hot car all day has been indicted on eight counts today — including malice murder and two counts of felony murder. There is nothing that could make this story less horrifying than it is, but at least this monster will probably rot in jail for the remainder of his life.
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Black Twitter Responds To Dunn Verdict With Heartbreaking And Beautiful #DangerousBlackKids

Black Twitter Responds To Dunn Verdict With Heartbreaking And Beautiful #DangerousBlackKids

Dunn didn’t like the rap music the kids had blaring from the car, and it ended in a disagreement over what Dunn called “rap crap” with him firing 10 shots into the car (filled with kids) because he didn’t like the music. One of these bullets left then 17-year-old Jordan Davis dead. Jordan would have celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday. More »

Man Convicted Of Murdering 6-Month-Old Pleads For Mercy By Saying He Didn’t Mean To Kill Her — Just Rape Her

Man Convicted Of Murdering 6-Month-Old Pleads For Mercy By Saying He Didn't Mean To Kill Her -- Just Rape Her

Forty-six-year-old Steven Smith of Columbus, Ohio was charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter, Autumn Carter. He has since been given the death penalty and is awaiting a May 1st execution. But in a plea for clemency, Smith’s lawyers maintain that even though he intended to sexually assault the baby, he did not intend to kill her. And it just gets more troubling and legally messier from there. More »

Erect A New Place In Hell For The Person Who Fatally Shot A Baby Mid-Diaper Change

Erect A New Place In Hell For The Person Who Fatally Shot A Baby Mid-Diaper Change

The tragedies of gun violence in Chicago continue their downward spiral to depressing new lows. After the national outcry at Hadiya Pendleton‘s and Janay McFarlane‘s murders, this latest horror should add fuel to the fire under legislators to make meaningful strides in tackling gun violence. The newest victim is a 6-month-old little girl, Jonylah Watkins, who was shot along with her father while he was changing her diaper. More »

Chinese Struggle With Grief After The Strangulation Of A 2-Year-Old Girl

Chinese Struggle With Grief After The Strangulation Of A 2-Year-Old Girl

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. There’s a sleeping baby in the back seat, and they just have to grab something from the house or a gas station. They leave the infant for a second, only to find their vehicle and child gone. The very idea brings a lump to my throat and settles a huge weight in the pit of my stomach. It’s the horrific experience of one Chinese father this week, and the outcome of his tragic story has sparked soul-searching across the nation. More »

13-Year-Old Girl Found Naked And Dead In Park And If Only I Could Have Prevented This

13-Year-Old Girl Found Naked And Dead In Park And If Only I Could Have Prevented This

A homeless man discovered the body of 13-year-old Genelle Conway-Allen the morning after she disappeared from her school bus stop in Northern California. Her body was found naked in a parking lot attached to a park, five miles from where she was last seen. Her foster parents had reported her missing when she didn’t come home from school. A police surveillance photograph shows the seventh-grader carrying a Hello Kitty backpack. Police have said that no arrests have been made in the case, and Genelle’s body showed no signs of trauma. The man who discovered her lifeless body says she “looked like a mannequin.” More »

Horrible: Detroit Mother Charged With Fatally Stabbing Her Daughter – Who Would’ve Turned 9 Years Old Today

Horrible: Detroit Mother Charged With Fatally Stabbing Her Daughter - Who Would've Turned 9 Years Old Today

As a parenting blogger, there are times when I hear stories that are uplifting or entertaining. I get to talk about social justice and ridiculous celebrities and the miracles of childbirth. Then, there are times when we have to cover horrific tragedies that befall children. These stories are so upsetting that I cannot shake them from my mind or shut off my computer and pretend I haven’t heard them. They make me weep and they make it hard to relax and enjoy my own family. The murder of little Tameria Greene is one of these tragic stories. More »