Two young Pennsylvania brothers are dead after their mother tried to drown them in the bathtub

(Special thanks to Amanda for the post)

Police: Mom Says “Crazy Voices” Told Her To Push Sons Down In Bathtub:

Police: Mother sat on children underwater:

New Details Emerging On McCandless Mother’s Past:

Laurel Michelle Schlemmer

Laurel Michelle Schlemmer

Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, of McCandless, Pennsylvania, is facing charges of criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children after she allegedly held her two youngest children (Daniel, 6 and Luke, 3) under the water in an attempt to kill them.

Family, friends and neighbors have rallied around the family trying to come to terms with such a huge tragedy. Laurel, who went by her middle name, Michelle was described as a loving, caring mother who was often seen outside playing with her children. The Schlemmer’s were a religious family who regularly attended a church that Laurel had attended even before marriage, but behind the smiles and friendship there was a terrible pattern of “accidents” involving her youngest children at the hands of their mother.

The first incident happened in 2009 when Laurel was cited by police after leaving one of her children in the car while she went shopping. The windows were cracked, but the inside of the car reached a sweltering 112 degrees. When Laurel returned to the car, she apologized to the officers and plead guilty for the charge and paid a fine. Now, I was unable to find out the name of the child in the car at the time, but the youngest son probably wasn’t born in 2009 leading me to wonder if this was Laurel’s first attempt to kill her middle son, Daniel.

The second incident happened a year ago (April 16, 2013) when Laurel “accidentally” backed up her van, running over Daniel and Luke. A family spokesperson confirmed that during that accident, Daniel suffered unspecified internal injuries and Luke suffered broken legs and was unable to walk for a while afterwards. Police called in Allegheny Counties Office of Children, Youth and Family to investigate the incident. Both police and CYF determined it was an accident and did not recommend criminal charges.

On April 1st, after Mark Schlemmer had gone to work, Laurel took their 7-year-old son to the bus stop as usual (was unable to find his name). When she returned home, she filled the bathtub and instructed Daniel and Luke to take off their pajamas and get in the tub. Laurel then stepped into the tub, fully clothed which is when “crazy voices” began telling her to push the children into the water. She is even reported to have sat on the children in order to keep them under. At some point, Laurel removed the unresponsive children from the bathtub, laid them on the bathroom floor and called 911. Police and paramedics arrived a short while later.

3-year-old Luke was pronounced dead at the hospital and 6-year-old Daniel was listed in critical condition until April 5th when he too died. When asked why she killed her children, Laurel said that she felt that she would be a better mother to her 7-year-old if the other two were not around and that “…they would be better off in heaven”

Police and CYF have reopened the 2009 and 2013 incidences and are investigating whether anything could have been done to prevent this tragedy. I personally think Laurel was correct when she said the children would be better off in heaven. She doesn’t deserve to be their mother.

RIP Daniel and Luke.

Thanks to Brigette and Kayden for the tips.

Step-dick arrested after baby “falls off a trampoline”

Trampoline tot tragedy: investigation into baby Bella Toohey’s death

Man charged with murder of baby girl after claiming she fell from a trampoline

Police investigate death of 11-month-old baby after alleged trampoline fall in state’s west

Early days yet on this one, but I wanted to get it up before the news sites start hiding names.

11 month old Bella Moss-Hughes of Mandurama has died of massive head injuries. Her stepfather Brendon Toohey has been charged with her murder.

Little Bella was rushed to Blayney Hospital after suffering major head injuries. Brendon, in his wisdom, decided to dawdle to hospital in his car instead of doing the right thing and call 000 for an ambulance. You see, ambulances are allowed to run red lights in NSW. Mr Toohey, not so much.

The brave doctors did their best to resuscitate little Bella, but she succumbed to her injuries despite their best efforts.

The lame excuse du jour that Brendon offered up was that Bella “fell off a trampoline”. Nice try. Bella was 11 months old, nowhere near old enough to play on a trampoline. Even if that were true, Brendon would still be up for child neglect/abuse charges. Anyway, police investigated, as police are wont to do, and they found Bella’s injuries could not be caused by a simple fall off of a trampoline. So dear old fake-daddy was hauled off to the clink. He has been to Bathurst local court, where he was refused bail. He has reappeared on Monday.

Mum Amy Moss was not home at the time when Brendon attacked Bella. There is no news yet as to whether Amy will be standing by her man, but sources have said that Bella’s real dad disappeared sometime after she was born, and soon after that Amy began seeing Brendon. Considering that Bella was only 11 months old when she died, that is not a lot of time to get to know someone well enough to be able to leave your children alone with them.

There’ll be more news to come, and I will update this post as the facts become more clear..

RIP Bella Toohey, fly with the angels.

RIP Bella Moss-Hughes, fly with the angels.

VIC boy dies in filth

Vic boy, 5, died in squalid home: court

Boy, 5, died in state of ‘extreme squalor’

We’re back baby! I have returned once more to shine the light on the filthy cockroaches who abuse their children.

A 5-year-old boy has died because his lazy parents could not be bothered to clean up their filth. The little boy cut his foot on a rusty cat food can in 2012, and his foot swelled up. His brother reported that the little boy did not look well and his neck was stiff. His mother rushed him to the local ambulance station, where the ambos tried to revive him -but to no avail.

His father has been charged with reckless conduct resulting in death, and so has the mum. The parents allege that they had washed the boy’s cut with antiseptic and bandaged it, but hadn’t taken him to a doctor. Court documents proved that the bandages were filthy and that the boy’s toe was sodden in an unidentified fluid. A perfect environment for bacteria and gangrene.

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Yuck, how hard is it to keep a house clean?

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Absolute filth, set fire to the lot!

The boy had never been to school, didn’t have his birth registered and didn’t have any government registration either. He only ever saw members of his immediate family. He lived a lonely and isolated existence in a house full of shit.

The filthy pigs will face court i Jue.

RIP little guy.

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Lazy Slob Kicks Out A Kid- Keeps The Roaches

(Special thanks to Catalina for the post)

Mother arrested after 5 children are found living in feces-ridden, bug-infested home in Florida:

Yolander Lasane, zero fucks given

Yolander Lasane, zero fucks given

Yolander Lasane (45) of Orlando, Florida, gives zero fucks about anything but herself. It seems that as long as she has a working air conditioner and television in her bedroom, all is right in her world. She won’t even let a little animal feces and cockroaches come between her and feeling cool while watching her stories. I’m in the mind frame of live and let live…except when letting live involves neglecting 5 children.

The house of crap was discovered by police after they were called to check on Lasane’s 17 year-old. A Department of Children and Family worker was concerned about the teenager, who hadn’t been seen at home for weeks. When they entered the home, investigators found 5 kids, aged between 5 and 17, living in disgusting, deplorable conditions.

Luckily, the 17 year-old was found, and said the queen of filth and laziness had thrown her out, so she had been staying with a friend. However, the state in which the home was found is enough to make me gag and send shivers up my spine, because I’m a neat freak and entomophobic (not a fan of creepy crawlies).

According to the article (which, by the way, includes several photos of the cesspool), police found the usual decor adorning these shit shacks- dog feces and urine soaked mattresses where the children slept, rotten food, a broken toilet, and an insane amount of clutter. I bet that place smelled heavenly, especially in the middle of Florida’s hot summers.

Furthermore, the kids looked as if though they hadn’t bathed in a really long time, and no oral hygiene meant they suffered from rotten teeth.

The part that really got my tear ducts active was reading that one of the children begged police to be given to a new family. Damn it. That’s desperation right there.

And what was Lasane’s excuse for refusing to do her basic job as a mother and human being? The nasty slob said her excessive weight caused her to lose mobility and be bed bound. Those kids were left to their own devices, and neighbors said they often saw them wandering the streets, looking for jobs for money. Good grief, that’s not even close to being a normal childhood.

Lasane is being charged on five counts of child neglect causing great bodily harm. Oh, and the good-for-nothing loafer walked out to the patrol car for her arrest. It’s a modern-day miracle!

Meanwhile, the children are staying with relatives, while the state is looking to find them permanent homes. I hope with all my heart that those kids finally get to feel loved and cared for.

Thanks to Sherri for the tip.

New age-progressed photo of Adam Herrman released

Adam Herrman - Age Progressed

Adam Herrman – Age Progressed

Butler County releases age progression picture of Adam Herrman:

For those of you not familiar with the story of Adam Herrman you can catch up by clicking here.

The abridged version is that Adam was last seen at age 11 in 1999 in Butler County, Kansas. His adoptive Breeders continued to collect government checks and Adam was not reported missing until 2008. (It’s been 6 years already?)

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has released the above age progressed photo showing what Adam could possibly look like today.

Anyone with information about the disappearance of Adam Joseph Herrman is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at 316-322-4257, CRIME TIPS at 1-866-484-5924 or the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hour Hotline at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

So far his adoptive Breeders have not been charged in his disappearance but have pleaded guilty to fraud.

E-mail issues

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For some reason G-Mail freaked out on us and deleted everything.

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Convicted Indiana child molester at large – PLEASE SHARE

Man who skipped trial guilty of molesting:

Timothy L. Johnson

Timothy L. Johnson

From our friends at MugWatch.Org we have learned that 48-year-old convicted child molester, Timothy L. Johnson of Knightstown, Indiana is currently at large.

This past Monday Johnson was supposed to stand trial for the molestation of a girl that went on for a decade starting when the girl was 7. Johnson was a no-show but the judge ordered the trial to start without him. Johnson was convicted and is looking at a very lengthy sentence, the almost in the triple digits kind. What I’ve described here can’t even begin to relay the terror that the victim went through at Johnson’s hands.

Currently his whereabouts are unknown but was last seen near Greenfield, Indiana driving a 2002 Chevy Silverado extended cab with the Indiana license plate of TK267LVZ. Sources believe that the truck was pulling a fifth wheel camper. He’s also been known to haunt such locations in Indiana as Fishers, Fort Wayne, Columbia City and areas near the Ohio River or may also be in Florida.

Johnson's 2002 Silverado

Johnson’s 2002 Silverado

If spotted do not apprehend and please call your local law enforcement.

Look, I realize I’m no Jon Walsh by any means but Johnson is a coward and a danger. Let’s do what we can to get him back in police custody. If you share any of my blog posts on Facebook or Twitter or whatever please share this one.

Let's wipe that smile off his face.

Let’s wipe that smile off his face.

UPDATE: As mentioned in the comments Johnson has been captured.

Miss. Breeder charged with dumping newborn…again

Police release more details on abandoned baby:

Cora Lynn Watkins

Cora Lynn Watkins

25-year-old Cora Lynn Watkins has been arrested in Houston, Mississippi, for allegedly abandoning her newborn baby in a storage shed. She allegedly gave birth alone, left the baby wrapped in a blanket then returned to work. Luckily some children heard the baby crying. The article states that the kids got some family members but it’s unclear, to me at least, if they were Watkins’ family members. Either way the baby was taken to the hospital and at last report is doing well.

However this isn’t the first time that Watkins has done something like this. She was arrested back in 2010 for abandoning a baby at a Salvation Army. She received probation for that offense and was just released from probation last month. I doubt this time she’ll be so lucky.

It may have been a while since we discussed this but baby dumping like this is so unnecessary. All 50 states have Safe Haven laws where you can drop a newborn off safely with no questions asked. Specifically in Mississippi you can drop a newborn up to 3 days old at a hospital, adoption center, emergency room or EMS station.

Once again I have to ask are the safe haven laws so unknown that this keeps happening?

Thanks to Amy for the tip.

Hand sanitizer gets rid of all sorts of germs, like special needs children

Belle Chasse mom booked with fatal poisoning of her 17-month-old son:

Erika Wigstrom

Erika Wigstrom

Usually when there’s a story about a Breeder injecting their kids with some foreign substance it entails Munchhausen By Proxy syndrome. Not this time. In this instance the sole purpose of the injection was to kill.

17-month-old Lucas Ruiz of Belle Chase, Louisiana, was born with Down’s Syndrome and three holes in his heart. I can only imagine the emotional and financial strain that has to put on a family. It seems that Lucas’ Breeders wanted nothing to do with that strain. Lucas’ incubator, 20-year-old Erika Wigstrom, has been arrested in the alleged poisoning death of her son. Wigstrom is accused of injecting an alcohol based hand sanitizer into Lucas. She calls it a mercy killing and investigators say that she has no remorse. Allegedly it was not the first time she tried to kill him. Police are also saying that Wigstrom has confessed of giving Lucas perfume in order to try to kill him. But wait, there’s more.

Lucas’ sperm donor, 20-year-old Cesar Ruiz,is already in jail for allegedly pouring run into his son’s feeding tube while Lucas was in the hospital in 2012 which was also featured on this site. Lucas was only two-months-old at the time.

Maybe after two attempts at trying to kill your son God/The Universe/Fate/etc. is trying to tell you something. Something like this child needs his parents to love and provide for him no matter what ailments he may have.

Wigstrom is calling this a mercy killing. There was no mercy here, only arrogance. There are certain medical instances where a mercy killing may be applicable. This was not one of them.

She has been charged with capital murder and can be eligible for the death penalty. Hopefully if she does get the death penalty ‘they’ll’ use one of those lethal injection drugs that cause convicts to burst into flames.

Once again thanks to Helen for the tip.

2-year-old had 48 packets of heroin at daycare

Heroin found on 2-year-old at Paterson day care center:

Phillips Young

Phillips Young

When I got married my stepchildren were already too old for daycare so I don’t know what you send with your kids to daycare. Lunch? A snack maybe? Possibly whatever their security item is? I do know one thing that you shouldn’t send to daycare with your kids. That would be 48 packets of heroin, even if it is New Jersey.

Police in Paterson, New Jersey arrested 27-year-old Phillips Young after daycare workers found 48 packets of heroin in his 2-year-old son’s jacket. Luckily daycare employees caught it in time and no one came in contact with any of the drugs and no kids were harmed.

The article doesn’t state why the heroin was in the kid’s jacket but I would imagine that one would think that if they were stopped by police that the cops wouldn’t shakedown a 2-year-old. You just need to remember to take it back before you drop off your kid. Then again criminals aren’t know for their smarts or they wouldn’t be criminals.

I bet if it came down to it this guy probably would have used his own kid as a human shield if a shootout ensued.