Topic: child murder

Mommy Shaming At It’s Worst – Blaming The Parents Of Rape And Murder Victims For What Happened To Their Child

Mommy Shaming At It's Worst - Blaming The Parents Of Rape And Murder Victims For What Happened To Their Child

I don’t know how these people live their lives and simply remember to breathe each day after having their child subjected to terrible acts of violence. It’s a horrible thing that I hope none of us ever have to encounter, but if we ever should, I hope that we are never blamed for these things happening that we usually have no control over. More »

SD Mom Raises Money To Watch Her Daughter’s Murderer Die But Sure Isn’t After Closure

SD Mom Raises Money To Watch Her Daughter's Murderer Die But Sure Isn't After Closure

The crippling loss of a child has the capacity to grip parents in a multitude of complex ways. But for those mothers and fathers who lose their children to abduction and murder, the eventual capture of the perpetrator might provide some closure — with the exception of Tina Curl. The mother admits that’s not what she was after when she saw her daughter’s murderer die by lethal injection. More »

Has It Really Been A Year? Casey Anthony Is Free From Probation

Has It Really Been A Year? Casey Anthony Is Free From Probation

While she was acquitted of murder charges in the death of her daughter Caylee, Casey Anthony was found guilty of check fraud and she was sentenced to a year’s probation for the crime. The sentence meant that she had to live in the state of Florida for the year, though she’s been in an undisclosed location ever since her now-infamous trial ended.

Now the state of Florida is confirming that Anthony’s probation time has been served and she free to leave the state at any time. Casey Anthony is officially a free woman. More »

An Indiana Mom Convicted In Her Son’s Death Was Released From Jail — And I Have Mixed Feelings

An Indiana Mom Convicted In Her Son's Death Was Released From Jail -- And I Have Mixed Feelings

Kristine Bunch has been in prison for 16 years, implicated in the death of her 3-year-old son. Now, she’s walking out on bond to the waiting arms of her mother. The story was that she set her Greensburg mobile home on fire, poured accelerate in her toddler’s room and let the little boy die. It is a horrific tale. And because it happened in my home state, it’s a story that I am exceedingly familiar with. More »

Man Charged With Etan Patz Murder Is a Good Ol’ Family Man

Man Charged With Etan Patz Murder Is a Good Ol' Family Man

The man who authorities were speculating murdered 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979 has officially been charged. Pedro Hernandez, a 51-year-old former convenience store clerk, not only confessed to the crime but made reportedly “incriminating remarks” to others. But the most chilling details about Pedro is not only that he has no criminal record to speak of — but that he’s also a father. More »

You Know 6-Year-Old Etan Patz Disappeared 33 Years Ago Because He Was Walking Alone

You Know 6-Year-Old Etan Patz Disappeared 33 Years Ago Because He Was Walking Alone

Way back in 1979 there was the very high profile missing child’s case of Etan Patz — a 6-year-old who went missing in New York City after walking to a school bus stop from home. Etan’s case received quite a heaping of press attention with reportedly even Ronald Reagan weighing in on the disappearing child, and declaring May 25th National Missing Child Day. But after three decades with no charges, Etan’s case is being reopened along with dig up of a SoHo basement. And although it’s obvious that this parental nightmare still keeps resurfacing in truly horrific headlines, the fact that Etan’s parents even let their 6-year-old walk anywhere by himself lets you know that this case was quite a long time ago. More »