I originally posted about this story here.
I am doing a separate update because of the multiple new developments in this case. Thanks to Melanie for the tip.
It seems that the aunt who was more concerned about her food stamp card than her nephews has been arrested. Unfortunately, the mother of the children has not. And the second child, 2-year-old Catareon Dunn, has died.
Catareon passed away Monday evening at the hospital, where he has been since the fire last Monday. He lived only a week longer than his brother. Still no word on whether the Aunt’s food stamp card survived or not, though. I’m sure that’s what we here at PBB are most concerned about….right?
The mother of the dead boys has still not been charged in their death. The DA has made the statement that it would be “inappropriate” to charge the mother before all the facts are known. Let me help you out with that, Mr. DA…..She left a 2-year old and a 3-year old home alone, and they died in a fire. What other freakin’ facts do you need, for Pete’s sake? Even if he can’t charge her with murder at this point, folks, he can damn well charge her with neglect, reckless endangerment, and negligent homicide. She left them home ALONE!!!! Geez…..
The selfish aunt, however, has been arrested, though not for anything related to the fire, unfortunately. While authorities were questioning her about the fire, they discovered that she had an outstanding warrant from 3 years ago. She has been arrested and jailed for that. I have to admit, when I saw the headline – “Aunt of Kids in Home Alone Fire Arrested”, I giggled.
Oh, and the family of the aunt is busy telling anyone who will listen that she has mental problems. Well, no friggin’ spit! We figured that one out on our own, didn’t we? They are also saying that she shouldn’t be held accountable for her selfish utterances on the day of the fire. That, my friends, is where we differ in opinion. If she’s sane enough to be out, walking around unsupervised, among normal people, then she damn well knows (or should know) that the lives of two irreplaceable children are of infinitely more value than a farkin’ REPLACEABLE food stamp card. Give me a break, would you? Like I said….too bad they can’t charge her for heartlessness…..
So…the long and short of it is – there are two dead children, and not a single person is being held accountable for their murders. The only person who has been arrested was not arrested for the crime against the children, but for theft, and the incubator is still walking around free, while her babies are cold and alone in a morgue. Can anybody tell me how in the devil this can be an acceptable conclusion to the lives of two innocent children? Because it completely BAFFLES me…..