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Update on Two Boys in Memphis Fire


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The picture up there is Melodia Dunn. She is the mother of LaDareon Dunn, 3, and his brother Catereon, 2 – the two boys who died in a fire in Memphis a few weeks ago. The original story was posted here, and my first update to it can be found here.

The mother has FINALLY been arrested! She has been indicted for the deaths of her two children. Her lawyer is apparently already looking for a mental defect loophole for his client; and if successful, the irresponsible person who left those two boys to die alone in the house may not serve much time at all. Let’s all hope that a jury will see through such a lame excuse, and convict her and have her sentenced in the harshest possible manner.

Dunn is currently being held on $250,000.00 bond.

Thanks to Megan for the tip.

Update on Two Boys in Fire (Food Stamp Aunt)

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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.
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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…..

Food stamps?!? You’re Worried About Your Freakin’ Food Stamps?!?

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This tip was sent in by more than one person, so I’m gonna write it up for you all to read about. Thanks to valerie, jj, Elaine, nish…and anyone else who sent it in after I began writing it up. I don’t have a pic of the birth vessel or the selfish aunt, but there is a YouTube link a bit further down that shows….well, just watch it.

Two toddlers were left alone in a duplex in Memphis TN, on Monday morning. Their mother, Melanie Dunn, and aunt, Marilyn Wilson, left to take the ‘gardener’ home, and do a little early morning shopping without taking the two- and three-year olds with them. Before taking the gardener home, they had made their monthly pilgrimage to the local food stamp office. What?!? Food stamps? Can you pay a gardener with food stamps, now? Wow…I REALLY need to check into this racket. My yard could use a little work.

Anyway, while the two idiots were out gallivanting around town, the duplex caught on fire, and both of the babies were critically injured in the blaze. The three year old, Ladareon Dunn, has since died, and the two year old, Catareon Dunn, is not looking too good either. While the uterus and the aunt were out, they received a call from a neighbor, telling them that the house was on fire. The neighbors said they heard screaming coming from the duplex, but they could not get inside because of the flames.

Apparently this is not the first time Dunn has left her kids home alone; but hopefully it will be her last, as both of the toddlers and their 5 year old sibling have now been removed from the mother’s custody. One through death, and the other two by DCS. The five year old was living somewhere else before the blaze though, so somebody, somewhere, already knew this woman was not capable of raising a child. Why were the other two even still WITH her? I just don’t GET it!

The aunt has said she doesn’t regret leaving the kids alone, because ‘they had done it before, and nothing happened’. She also suggested that the children might have started the blaze themselves. Niiiiiiiiiiiice…… blame the kids – they’re too young to defend themselves, anyway. And, oh yeah, one of them is now DEAD!!!! What a selfish witch. Her words were, “Some kind of way they set something on fire. I don’t know how it happened, because we weren’t there.” Ummmm…..maybe if you HAD been there, the kids would have been able to get out in time. Nah, probably not – I can just see Wilson running out to save her own sorry butt, while leaving the babies inside to roast.

Do you know what galls me the most though? OK, I’ll tell you. Less than an hour after the fire, the aunt made the comment, “I need to get in there and see if my purse is OK, because it has my food stamp card in it.” And she was LAUGHING as she said it! Can I have a WTF moment here? Her food stamp card? I think I’m gonna be ill……And here is the YouTube link to the live news broadcast….absolutely sickening. I’d dearly love to slap the aunt’s two remaining teeth down her throat.

Authorities say that the mother may face criminally negligent homicide charges, as well as child abuse and neglect charges. Lord, I hope so. Can they charge the aunt as well? For walking around without a heart, maybe? Impersonating a human?