Hannah Overton out of jail for now

Hannah Overton (crying salty tears)

Hannah Overton (crying salty tears)

Former convicted killer of her foster child Andrew Burd, Hannah Overton has been released on bond pending a new trial.

So having dealt with criminal misinformation before please allow me to explain what this means. She has not been exonerated. She has not been cleared of any charges. She has not been acquitted. She has not been found innocent. I know I sound like someone from the Department of Redundancy Department but sometimes you have to hold the morons’ hands.

A lot of the article I’ve read on the subject of her release say that she can spend Christmas with her kids and that she can hug her kids for the first time in 7 years. You know who can’t hug or spread Christmas with anyone? Andrew Burd, the foster child that she was entrusted with taking care of and instead allegedly killed him by violence, malice and neglect.

Just because she’s the favorite of 20/20 and a large megachurch doesn’t automatically make her innocent.

Justice is a gift that will go undelivered this Christmas.

Divorce in America

What’s the old joke? Do you know why divorce is so expensive? Because it’s worth it.


Via: Raiser & Kenniff, PC

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Marriage and Divorce

I thought the statistic of children who come from divorced families are more likely to divorce was interesting. I never knew that.


Via: Spodek Law Group

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Ohio Breeder headbutts infant son

William Bentley

William Bentley

22-year-old William Bentley of Madison Township, Ohio, has been arrested for allegedly headbutting his 7-week-old infant son, repeatedly. Why? The usual I’m afraid. His son would not stop crying.

Think about that for a moment. Think about that level of violence. His rage was so much over his own son’s crying that he repeatedly slammed his own skull into the face of a helpless infant.

The infant has survived and is expected to recover but does have extensive facial injuries.

Bentley lived in a trailer park. I’ve poked fun at people who live in trailer park’s on this site but it seems that it is unwarranted as his neighbors were not only outraged over what had happened they know better than he did.

“It makes me so mad. I’m shaking. I’m shaking really bad,” Kristen Stevens said. “I don’t know what would bring someone to do that to a small child. If it’s crying, you coddle it. You try and sooth it. You don’t hurt it.”

“That’s what all kids do at that age, you know, they go to the bathroom, they eat, they cry. They want attention,” Raymond Willis said. “Anytime we hear about anything like that happening, especially to a 7-week-old, I mean, that guy should be put in jail for quite a while.”

“If you’re going to have kids, you need to treat them with respect. If you’re going to lie down and have kids, you need to make sure you take care of them,” Nicki Patterson said.

So why didn’t this troglodyte get it and what can we do as a society to see that behavior like this doesn’t continue?

Thanks to Paul for the tip.

Family member of Breeder charged with murder of daughter has some good advice

Christopher Storbakken

Christopher Storbakken

I was almost going to pass on this story because I can’t stomach a lot of the stories sent to me however in this tragedy comes wisdom.

27-year-old Christopher Storbakken of Indianapolis has been charged with murder in the death of his one-year-old daughter Fowler Harper. Storbakken at first claimed he dropped her while removing her from the crib but the autopsy showed that Fowler died from blunt force trauma and had injuries to her stomach, leg, arm and hand. Police say that Storbakken eventually admitted to striking his daughter because she wouldn’t stop crying. Unfortunately these types of death have become all too familiar to us.

However a family member has some great advice, which may be considered common sense to some but not by all, about what the constant crying may mean…

“I was one of them,” Rehme said. “I had a child that it took months for me to realize she was allergic to dairy, so I had to deal with that. The thing is, take a break; ask for help.”

The crying is not your fault and there is no weakness in asking someone for help.

Thanks to AJ for the tip.

Erica Parsons’ adoptive parents guilty of fraud

Erica Parsons' missing poster

Erica Parsons’ missing poster

Earlier today Erica Parsons’ adoptive father, Sandy Parsons, was found guilty of fraud for collecting government benefits for Erica long after she had disappeared. Her adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, pleaded guilty to fraud charges earlier this month. They are both scheduled to be sentenced in February. Sandy Parsons is looking at a possible sentence of 20+ years in prison.

I thought the fraud charges would get one of them to crack about the possible whereabouts of Erica but it appears that they are thick as thieves so to speak.

Hannah Overton will be tried again in the death of Andrew Burd

Hannah Overton (crying salty tears)

Hannah Overton (crying salty tears)

Recently Hannah Overton had her murder conviction overturned in the death of her foster son Andrew Burd. She was initially convicted of killing Andrew by way of sodium poisoning as it was alleged she used some kind of salt filled seasoning as a punishment resulting in his death. There were also accusations of blunt force trauma against Andrew and making him sleep on a plywood bed under the watch of a hidden camera. Since Overton belonged to a local Texas mega-church there has been an outcry since her arrest to free her.

Now prosecutors have stated that they will bring her to trial again for Andrew’s death. If were prosecuting this case I would request to have it moved out of Nueces County so there would be a better chance of an impartial jury. Too many aspects of this case have been decided on because of emotions rather than the pursuit of justice.

11-year-old runaway was victim of abuse

Bell and Downs

Bell and Downs

An 11-year-old boy recently ran away from his home in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He was gone for 25 hours before police found him relatively unharmed. I say relatively because the boy was said to have excessive bruising on his body. As it turned out the boy told police that his father and step-mother were physically abusive to him. DCFS further investigated and 43-year-old Ernest W. Bell III and 30-year-old Kristen M. Downs were charged with child abuse. They were also booked on drug and weapons charges as investigators found weed and guns in the home. The pair are said to have admitted smoking weed in front of the victim. They were also allegedly home-schooling the boy even though they did not register with the state.

This makes me wonder what percentage of runaways were victims of child abuse. When I was a teenager I was very tempted to run away. While my dad wasn’t physically abusive to me or my brother he was extremely verbally abusive to us and was physically abusive to my mom. It was very tempting for me to run away. The only thing that stopped was fear. I knew what happened to kids on the street even at that young age. I thought it was better to stay with the devil I know than the devil I don’t. Obviously that danger doesn’t stop a lot of runaways as they may have no other choice. In too many instances it may be a life or death situation.

My point is that the plight of runaway kids is just another byproduct of child abuse. We view child abuse as such an archaic and brutal practice that you think it would be on the decline yet we still can’t escape it.

If you are a runaway in need of help you can call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or visit their website.

Thanks to Louisiana Lori for the tip.

Banned by Adsense

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Yeah, so BB has been banned by Google Adsense. Well, not so much banned as they told us to change the content on the site as it’s considered either sensitive or a hate site or they would ban us. They wouldn’t get into specifics about what the offending or sensitive content was so I just removed the Adsense ads from the site. Unfortunately that means the main revenue from the site has been lost. Not that it was a living revenue mind you but it’s gone nonetheless.

What this means to you is that you may be seeing more increased ads from another service on the site, especially for mobile users. I try not to use any obtrusive ads like pop ups or crap like that but some of the ads may seem a little ostentatious. Personally I wouldn’t blame you if you used an ad-blocker. Hell, I use one all the time.

However if you’d like to really have an ad free BB please consider becoming a Patron. Even $1 a month goes a long way to help supporting the site.

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Parents helping children…not always a good thing

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Utah mom accused of helping son in drive-by shooting

Mom Accused of Helping Son in Drive-by Shooting

Nice tat

While many of us enjoy helping our children with homework and projects, there are SOME things that we should avoid assisting them with. Indeed, we should discourage some behaviors altogether. Alas, Lisa Egersdorf has too few brain cells to be able to distinguish between the good activities and the bad ones. But, she DOES have that really nice face tat, so I guess that is some sort of consolation for her.

Lisa is a 36-year-old woman who thought it would be a great idea to help her 17-year-old son, Damian Garcia, with a drive by shooting. No, you did not misread that. She (allegedly) drove the car from which her son shot at some classmates who were fighting with him at school. Great role model there, mom! I wonder if she taught him how to fire the gun as well. If she did, then we can be thankful that her shooting skills (and his) are as atrocious as her ability to make good decisions. None of the kids who were shot at were hit.

As the story was reported, Loser (sounds better than Lisa, don’t you think?) picked up her son from school in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he told her that some of his classmates had jumped him. She allegedly replied, “It’s all right, we’re going to get them.”

She then drove her son past a convenience store where he opened fire on a car in which the other students were passengers. After he shot at them, Loser asked Damian, “Did you get them?” My head spins.

Loser has admitted that she and her son are members of the same gang, but denies that they were involved in the shooting. Yeah, it was all a big misunderstanding, right?

I know this is not the usual fare here at BB, because it doesn’t involve physical abuse of the perpetrator’s child. However, IMHO, this woman has ruined her son’s life just as effectively as if she had beaten him to a bloody pulp or pimped him out. They are both now up on multiple felony counts, and the mother has also been charged with child endangerment. I could not find any info on bail or the status of their incarceration, either. Personally, I think she should be charged with gross stupidity and general butt-munchery as well, but I’m pretty sure those are still not chargeable offenses. Pity. If the world was fair, stupidity would be a terminal disease, or at least be so painful that those suffering from such severe cases of it would be physically incapable of leaving the home to perpetrate these kinds of acts.

The good news on this one is – no dead babies. I needed something a little different, after the other recent stories I’ve written up here. I was almost at the end of my tether.