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Methtards charged with burying newborn in bucket of concrete

Matthew and Krystal Scroggs

Matthew and Krystal Scroggs

Cass County parents charged in death of baby found in concrete:

Both parents of baby found in concrete now in custody:

Matthew and Krystal Scroggs of Pleasant Hill, Missouri are methtards of the highest order. The last time Mrs. Scroggs was pregnant she smoked a lot of meth, didn’t get any prenatal care, told no one she was pregnant, then delivered at home. Suffice it to say the baby was born with complications and after about a day died. In keep with their dumbass methtard decisions Mr. Scroggs decided that the best course of action would be to encase the newborn’s body in concrete inside a plastic bucket. The cause of death was basically a meth overdose because of Mrs. Tweaker’s habits.

The birth took place in November but for some reason the police didn’t charge them for three months. Probably waiting for the toxicology results.

Their other children, ages 11, 6, 4 and 3, have been placed in state custody and also tested positive for meth. Both Breeders are looking at life sentences and then some on second-degree murder charges.

Having never been a drug addict at what point does all sensibility and consideration for your children just completely go up in smoke? Not to mention I would never smoke anything that mixes trailer trash and chemistry.

Thanks to Jessica for the tip.

Creepy craigslist dad wanted someone to rape his daughter at Cracker Barrel

Anthony Brinkman

Anthony Brinkman

(Cross-posted from TrenchReynolds.Me)

MO dad allegedly seeks person to rape, beat child:

Local man accused of seeking person to beat, rape 11-year-old relative:

Anthony Brinkman, Missouri Father, Arrested For Craigslist Ad Seeking Someone To Beat, Rape Daughter:

Some of you may have heard of this story. We’ll get to why in a moment. First the grisly details and I do mean grisly.

32-year-old Anthony Brinkman of Cuba, Missouri was recently arrested for an ad he allegedly placed on craigslist. I mean it’s no big deal right? Tons of people post ads on craigslist and don’t get arrested right? So what’s the big deal. Oh nothing really. Except that Brinkman’s ad was allegedly soliciting the rape and beating of his own 11-year-old daughter. That’s right kids. Daddy Brinkman wanted someone to beat and rape his 11-year-old daughter while he watched.

Thankfully the ad was called in by an anonymous tipster and police were able to react. They set up a meeting at a local Cracker Barrel restaurant where Brinkley was arrested with his daughter in tow. I guess he wanted it to happen right then and there. Investigators were even shocked that he brought his daughter so willingly.

So how come this story actually made national headlines even though this took place in a flyover state? I think the level of brutality that Brinkman wanted for his own child is what thrust this story into the national spotlight. Unfortunately in the days since this story broke it’s almost already been forgotten. No outrage anymore. It’s just another forgotten story and because it’s forgotten so quickly craigslist won’t be taken to task for allowing this kind of activity to take place on their website. People will continue to use it like nothing happens on craigslist and possibly some freak like Brinkman will actually get away with some sick and violent sexual fantasy that involves their children.

I implore you not to let that happen.

I also love how the media has made a bigger deal of the fact that his arrest took place in a Cracker Barrel rather than him advertising his daughter for rape on craigslist.

Children: They Make Great Outdoor Ornaments And Their Beds Make Great Gun Cabinets

Warning: Severe sarcasm and snark ahead. Please keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all time. I’m not responsible for you punching your computer screen in rage at this woman and breaking your hand, or worse, your computer. 

Note: This post is set up far differently than usual. If you don’t like it, let me know and I won’t use something like this again. Let me know what you think, good or bad. Please and Thank You!

Cheryl Darlene Dudley

Cheryl Darlene Dudley

AdminRaptor: Welcome to the Bad Breeders Internet Game Show (otherwise known as BBIGS)!

Jimmy: The game no one wants to play because contestants generally lose!

Adminraptor: I’m AdminRaptor,and tonight, along with co-host Jimmy, who is actually just a sarcastic fictional extension of myself, we have a new contestant! This is Cheryl Darlene Dudley of St. Peters, Missouri. She is 37 years old and a “mother” of two children. One child is one year old (22 months, almost 2) and the other child is seven years old. She doesn’t look too happy. Why isn’t she happy?

Jimmy: She’s sitting in jail right now on a $30,000 bond!

AdminRaptor: Indeed she is! Although that sounds a little low, doesn’t it Jimmy?
Jimmy: Very low.
AdminRaptor: Ridiculously low
Jimmy: Insanely low.
AdminRaptor: Indescribably low.
Jimmy: Lower than what I predict this woman’s IQ is.
AdminRaptor: I stand corrected.

Anyway, you’ll understand the “low” comments when I tel you what she’s n jail for. Well, it’s simple really… She tied her 22-month old (one year, almost two) child to her garage, outside, so that the child wouldn’t run out into the street.

Jimmy: I think the real reason is so the child wouldn’t run away in general from their lunatic mother.

AdminRaptor: More than likely. Police came to her house when a neighbor/witness called them reporting that a child was tied to the garage. When they got there, the child was no longer tied to the garage…But of course, Cheryl forgot rule #2 of dealing with the police during an investigation.

Jimmy: What’s rule #2?
AdminRaptor: Rule #2 is “Shut the fuck up.”
Jimmy: …What’s rule #1?
AdminRaptor: Rule #1 is “Don’t break the fucking law.”
Jimmy: Ah, good rules to abide by.

AdminRaptor: Indeed they are. But Cheryl broke rule #2 and didn’t shut the fuck up. Instead, she did admit to tying her child to the garage so that she wouldn’t run away. Then, when police searched the house, they found a loaded rifle in the one-year-old’s crib.And how did Cheryl explain that? Oh,  she heard a noise out back and grabbed her gun, set it down in the crib, and forgot that it was there.

Jimmy: Hey, that’s a legitimate excuse! I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked by my child’s crib and thought “Hey, that there bed would make a mighty fine gun cabinet!
AdminRaptor: Not funny.
Jimmy: Okay, how about this one: Maybe this is just some liberal conspiracy cover-up and the gun really belonged to the one-year-old and the police were just trying to deprive her of her Second Amendment rights?
AdminRaptor: What the fuck.
Jimmy: ‘MURIKA. THEY’RE TAKIN’ OUR FREEDOMS!
AdminRaptor: Rule #2 applies to this situation too, Jimmy.
Jimmy: Shutting the fuck up, now.
AdminRaptor: Good. Thank you.
Jimmy: Maybe that’ll be the headline for this case on Fox News…
AdminRaptor: JIMMY!
Jimmy: Bazinga!

AdminRaptor: Anyway, as the police continued to search. They found pills in the bedroom that was shared by the 7-year-old child, within reach of said child. Cheryl said she didn’t know what the pills were–just that they helped her sleep and she had trouble sleeping. There were also 5 dogs in the house that were removed from the home along with the children after this search. Dog feces were scattered about the house, and the basement had a number of used diapers on the floor, and things near the water heater that presented a fire hazard. There was also spoiled food in the kitchen/refrigerator, and brown smears of unknown origin in the refrigerator as well. `

Jimmy: Ew. Just. Ew.

AdminRaptor: And she is sitting in jail with a $30,000 bond with 7–SEVEN–counts of endangering the welfare of a child and 1 count of child abuse. So now you understand why Jimmy and I feel that this is a ridiculously low amount for bond. Oh, and there was physical abuse as well. Not only were flea bites and scratches found on the toddler, and bruises on her that Cheryl admitted to causing. The bathroom also looked like it hadn’t been cleaned in months as well. Oh, and the back door was always open because the glass of the door was broken. The full details can be read on the probable cause papers in the sources.

And unfortunately, I can’t think of the best way to end this blog post except to say that I hope that she is held responsible for her actions and that the children (and the dogs too) find a good home with loving families that will love and care for them like they deserve.

Jimmy: Too serious, bro.

AdminRaptor: Rule #2, Jimmy.

Sources:
[1] Missouri Mother Cheryl Dudley Left Loaded Gun In Crib, Police Say – The Huffington Post
[2] Cheryl Dudley Probable Cause Statement – Scribd
[3] St. Peters Woman Accused of Leaving Loaded Gun In Crib – CBS News St. Louis
[4] St. Peters mom left loaded rifle in crib, police say – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Confinement, starvation and neglect: the perfect course of treatment for a UTI!

Couple charged after little girl found locked in basement in deplorable conditions

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Bad sperm donor Timothy A. Phillips and his hole-of-the-week Lacey A. Chaney

First of all hats off to Steve for the tip, and thanks to Lucy for some encouragement. I cannot stop laughing at the mugshot of the bad girlfriend up there. Look at her with her bottom lip stuck out, like a cranky toddler that won’t take a nap. But then again, it’s sort of like a smile. She just looks ridiculous. The bad dad just has that pissy defiant look on his face that most bad breeders have, which isn’t so funny.

The bad dad Timothy Phillips (30) and his live-in dick warmer Lacey Chaney (27), from Kansas City MO, have been charged with abuse and neglect of a child, endangering a child, and felonious restraint, after it was found that the bad dad’s 9 year old daughter had been segregated from the family and forced to live in the basement. The neglect and abuse of the young girl was noticed by the school nurse at an elementary school in Independence, MO. The diligent nurse noticed that the little girl reeked of piss and that she’d told the nurse that her private parts hurt. The nurse examined her and found that her vaginal area was red and irritated. She also told the nurse that she wasn’t allowed to use the bathroom at home and was forced to go to the toilet outside because her family didn’t want to contract the infections that she had!

The Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies turned up after the nurse filed a complaint, and indeed found that the little girl was forced to live in an unfinished basement with little food and water during the day as a punishment for a recent school suspension. Well, no shit, I’d act up too if my parents were anything like these fucksticks. She was forced to sleep on an air mattress in a basement, with dirty carpet, exposed wiring and overflowing sewerage. But the harsh living conditions weren’t instated before bad dad “popped” the little girl in the mouth and “whooped” her butt. Wow, Timothy’s such a tough man, smacking a little girl in the face. No wonder the bad girlfriend thinks he’s such a great catch, being able to defend her from those menacing pre-teens /sarcasm.

The bad dad, the bad girlfriend and her son lived upstairs while the little girl was forced to live in the basement. Bad dad’s reasoning for this, according to court documents, was that she lacked bladder control and that he couldn’t afford to keep cleaning up after her, and that “when she pisses, she leaves a huge puddle”. It didn’t occur to him that his little girl may have had a physical or pyschological issue that was causing her to lose control of her bladder. It didn’t occur to him that she may have been embarrassed by her lack of bladder control and needed help, not abuse. As for not being able to afford to clean up after her? How can you not be able to afford cleaning products? Unless he’s getting the carpet professionally cleaned every week, it’s just another bad breeder excuse. Here’s what I use to clean up animal piss (I have an ageing cat who sometimes has accidents) – Vinegar and bicarb soda. That’s it. The bicarb absorbs the smell and the vinegar neutralises the ammonia and also gets rid of the staining and smell. The fuckstick just could not be bothered.

Bad dad also went on gloat confess about his neglect of his daughter, saying that he only bathed her every 5 days or whenever she started to smell. He thought that she didn’t like to be bathed because of previous sexual abuse that occurred in the shower. I presume that might have happened elsewhere (like at her mother’s) but I have a very bad feeling it may have been while she was living with her sperm donor and his dick warmer. According to police documents, his excuse for not washing the little girl’s clothing was that the washing machine was broken. But when police went into the bad girlfriend’s son’s room, they found that all his clothes were clean and neatly folded. BUSTED!!

The bad girlfriend reckoned that the little girl peed herself to keep people away from her. So, why was it not investigated as a sign of something very wrong? The bad girlfriend was also the one to ban her from the toilet, because she thought she caught an infection from her. No, she probably caught it from the dropkick she was fucking.

On top of all of that, it was found that the little girl was suffering from a potentially deadly staph infection. Bad dad’s excuse for not getting her to a doctor? “She’ll just piss on herself anyway”.

Now for my two bob: Firstly, you cannot contract a urinary tract infection (UTI) from a toilet seat. That’s just ridiculous. Secondly, did it ever occur to bad dad and bad girlfriend to take the little girl to a doctor and have it cleared up? No? I’m not afraid to admit that a few years ago, I had a very bad UTI. It felt like I was pissing razor blades. A few rounds of bicarb soda in water (blech) and some cranberry juice (yum) and I was right as rain. You don’t even need to see a doctor unless you’re pissing blood. Easy as. UTIs often cause a frequent need to go to the toilet. And not just a “hold on a sec”, it’s “I’ve got to go NOW!”. Even if the little girl didn’t have pysch issues, that symptom of infection would cause her to piss herself if she couldn’t get outside in time.

The little girl has been taken to hospital for treatment of the infections she was suffering. Her sperm donor and the dick warmer are being held on a $100,000 bond. Hopefully the extended family are smart enough not to waste their money on these rejects and instead put it towards raising the little girl.

Bad Boyfriend Sodomizes and Strangles Baby

***Special thanks to Warrior Artemis for the write up***

Jordan Prince

Jordan Prince

Police: St. Charles Man Charged With Murder for Strangling Infant:

Jordan Prince accused of killing crying baby:

Man Indicted for Sodomy, Murder in 4-Month-Old Baby’s Death:

In my opinion there is nothing worse than a pedophile child abusing fucktard. Seriously nothing can make me get more pissed off than someone who gets their rocks off by abusing a child, so with a heavy heart and a lot of rage I bring you a seriously depraved story out of St. Charles, Missouri involving a seriously depraved piece of shit Jordan Lafayette Prince, 24. I will place the disclaimer here before I continue because this WILL have a lot of profanity as pissed and disgusted I am by this fucking twatwaffle’s actions.

Four month old Ashlynn passed away on December 4, after police responded to a call in regard to an unresponsive child. When they reached the home the child was rushed to Cardinal Glennon Hospital. What happened to this poor angel leading up to her death is fucking horrid. Apparently fuckstick was watching the baby while her mother slept, it is said that he became frustrated when she did what every baby that age does, which is cried. According to the autopsy Ashlynn was murdered by asphyxiation because this fucking mouthbreather got pissed when she wouldn’t stop crying and choked her to death, leaving her to die alone on the loveseat, after an hour the fucker came back and saw she was unresponsive.

If this behemoth’s actions weren’t bad enough it was also discovered in the autopsy that little Ashlynn was “forcibly sodomized and abused the infant, causing blunt trauma to the child’s ear, head, chest, abdomen, back and legs, and caused multiple tears in her rectum, bladder and uterus”, well no fucking wonder she wouldn’t stop crying, she was in immense pain. It is noted that the mother and her cockstain were only dating 5 months and he was not the father of Ashlynn. They arrested this piece of shit but I wish they would have fucking killed this bastard.

Fuckstick is being held by St. Charles County Corrections for second-degree murder and endangering the welfare of a child, with prosecutors tacking on charges of forcible sodomy and child abuse. Bail was set at $150,000, cash only, which is a crime in itself this motherfucker should have a much higher bail in my opinion. Here’s to hoping that general population shanks him and anally sodomizes him so he can get a taste of karma.

R.I.P Ashlynn may you fly with the angels

A big thank you to Ginger for the tip.

Child with autism kept naked in a filthy cage

Couple charged for keeping autistic son in cage

Couple accused of keeping six-year-old autistic son naked in a makeshift CAGE on soiled sheets ‘and feeding him hot dogs through the bars’

Terry Smith

Terry Smith

 

Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

Terry Smith (43) and his wife Victoria Smith (42) from Elsberry, Missouri have been charged with endangering the life of a child after it was found that they kept their 6 year old autistic son in a filthy cage in the basement.

Authorities began investigating the Smiths after an anonymous tip-off was made to the Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline in 2010, when the boy was 6 years old. Authorities removed the boy and his 6 siblings from the couple, who were living in O’Fallon at the time, but were returned on a later date. The couple were then released because of “personal recognisance”. What the fuck is “personal recognisance”? Is that like if you say “Oh, I’m not a criminal, so let me go” and they just do it?

Now to the cage incident. When the police rocked up to the Elsberry home after a call from Grandma, they found the boy naked, in a small crib made of wood, lying in his own filth. He wasn’t wearing any clothes. Officers described the smell of piss as almost unbearable and that they could smell it when they came down the stairs. The crib’s dimensions measured at 3 ft (0.9m) tall, 3 ft (0.9m) wide and 6 ft (1.8m) long. Although the crib was small and filthy, it contained some toys and its occupant seemed contented. The crib had a plywood top and was held together with nice sharp cable ties and eye-gouging ockey straps.

Inhumane: Police say a Missouri couple kept their autistic six-year-old child in this converted metal crib covered with plywood and held together with zip ties and bungee cords

This looks safe and stable…not!

Grandma was watching the other kids at the time of the raid, while the parents were out shopping. The other kids range from 11 months to 8 years old. Police stated that the rest of the house was filthy too, not just the cage. The doorknobs on the other kids’ bedroom doors had been installed backwards, so that the parents could get in but the kids couldn’t get out. The mother would lock the kids in their rooms if they got rowdy.

The parents told police that they had to build a cage because it was the only way to stop the kid from hurting himself or other people, and that the reason why the kid was nekkid was because they were afraid he’d accidentally hang himself if he wore clothing. They also said they tried their best to keep the cage clean. Here’s a hint: if the whole fucking basement reeks of piss, that’s not clean! I clean out my sister’s rat cage out when I can smell even the slightest hint of ratty odour, I can’t imagine letting anything get as bad as reeking of piss. The boy was originally put in the cage at night, but this extended to daytime use as well, when he became more difficult to control. A social worker pleaded with the family to put the boy in a group home, where he could get all the meds and help he needed. Mr Smith told officials that he knew the situation wasn’t ideal, but his goal was to try and keep the family together for as long as possible. I feel for you, Mr Smith. It wouldn’t be easy to give a child up, no matter how difficult they were. But there comes a time when your kid’s needs outweigh what you want. The cage may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it wasn’t a magical solution and it came with its own set of problems such as hygiene and safety.

The parents have been charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child and bail has been set at $2500 for each of them.  If they’re convicted, the parents may be facing up to 7 years in prison. The boy was taken into protective custody but will be released back to his parents, who will hopefully put him in the group home that he needs.

I found this story kinda sad. I just couldn’t feel angry about the parents. Perhaps I’m getting soft, but from what I can gather, the parents were having a hard time dealing with their severely autistic son, as well as six other children who needed love and attention too. I can see why they thought a cage was a magical solution. The article did say that the boy seemed contented in there, and my limited knowledge of kids with autism tells me that they easily become overwhelmed by too much space (ie. playgrounds or even a loungeroom) so confinement might have been soothing to him. The father was trying to keep it all together, but he could see that the problems were just too big and that he was too proud to accept help. I just find that really sad :( No one was killed, and hopefully the little boy will get the help he needs, and that his family will be willing to let him go to that help.

Justification: Terry Smith told police the situation with his son was not ideal, but his goal was to keep the family together for as long as possible before sending the boy to a group home

 

 

“His eyes had a look of desperation”

Frail Missouri Teen Found Handcuffed to Basement Pole

KC neighbor saw teen handcuffed to door weeks ago

A 17 year old boy from Kansas City, Missouri, was found handcuffed to a steel pole in his basement by police. His sperm donor and wicked step-cunt had pulled him out of school in September 2012 and locked him in the basement. The boy said at first he was just locked in the basement, but in October he managed to find a way out and ate some food. Oh no, how dare he? This angered either the sperm donor or the step-cunt, so he was handcuffed to a bed. The clever young man managed to take the bed apart and tried to use the rail to break the lock on the door to get food, but wasn’t successful. The dungheaded duo didn’t like the fact that the boy would seek food when he was hungry so they ‘cuffed him to a steel supporting pole in the basement. He remained there from that time on.

When police found him, he was shivering and emaciated, curled up in the foetal position. He was forced to sleep on a few blankets on the concrete floor. His eyes were sunken and officers described his eyes as having “a look of desperation”.

The boy described his daily routine as going something like this:

He said at 4am the sperm donor/step-cunt would come downstairs to let him use the toilet and eat one pack of instant porridge before locking him back up. At 3.30pm, the sperm donor/step-cunt would get home from work, give him a packet of Ramen noodles and lock him up again. Some time in the evening, sperm donor/step-cunt would make a last trip to the basement to give him two bologna sandwiches (wtf is bologna??) and a cup of water. Then he’d be locked up again for the night.

Sounds like this poor boy was in jail, instead of being in his own home! The motive given by the “wardens” was that the boy was “mentally challenged” and would “eat raw meat out of the trash and attack his mom”. Well bloody hell, have you ever tried feeding him once in a while? And not just 2 minute noodles and instant porridge either! And maybe he’s attacking people because he’s frigging hungry? Animals do that, and I heard children get mighty cranky when they’re a bit peckish. Maybe if you fed him more, he wouldn’t be so hostile and resort to digging through the garbage for food. Apparently he was locked up in December, because he got upstairs and ate a whole bowl of fruit. Oh no, how dare he eat something healthy? (I didn’t even know there was fruit in the US. Doesn’t it have to be deep-fried before Americans recognise it as food? I kid, I kid!)

A good Samaritan neighbour rang CPS after seeing the boy handcuffed to a door when she came to visit his brother. Yay, go neighbour!! She reported she heard lots of fighting coming from the house and knew something was not quite right. She has since received messages from the boy’s extended family thanking her for reporting them and stating the abuse had been going on for years (well, why didn’t YOU report it then?) If only there were more of her and less of the complacent neighbours who only look out for number 1 and end up reporting after the child is seriously injured or killed. Along with the boy, a 2 year old grandson that was living in the house was removed too. Can you guess whose grandson? Probably the step-cunt’s.

The boy is now in foster care and is doing very well. He’s put on some weight and is not angry or resentful, officers reported. He had home-made pizza for dinner with his new family, which he thought was pretty cool because he’d never made pizza before. He’s well aware of what’s going on with the sperm donor and step-cunt, as he’s been watching the news.

No charges have been filed against the sperm donor, the step-cunt and the step-cunt’s crotchfruit (yes, the step-cunt’s offspring was involved too), but watch this space. A petition has been filed alleging child abuse and neglect.

She used four bullets when one would have sufficed….

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Idyllic family....almost
St. Louis County family grasps for answers in deaths of 3 girls, mother
Missouri Campground Deaths May Be Murder-Suicide: Woman, 3 Children Killed

Woman, 3 daughters shot to death at Mo. campground

The photograph above is s one most people look at and think, “What a lovely family!” And they would be correct – at least until last Saturday, when Christine Adewunmi made her husband, Leonard, a childless widower within the space of just a few brief moments. Christine (allegedly) drove her three beautiful girls, Lauren, 8, Samantha, 6, and Kate, 3, out to a remote campground along the Meramec River, where she shot each of them to death and then turned the gun on herself. Out of respect for the father and family who might inadvertently find their way to this blog, I will refrain from my usual tirade against the mother. All of our regular readers should know by now what kind of feelings I have for this murderer, and can apply that knowledge on their own. To the father and family: My heart goes out to you, and you will be in my prayers for a long time. May God heal you and give you peace. That said, any family members who have been reading this should probably stop here – because the rest of this article will be dedicated to my personal views concerning this act of senseless violence against the children. And some of them may not be pretty.

From all accounts, the Adewunmis were a close and loving family. Both parents loved the children and each other, and the girls were well cared for. That is what makes this story so difficult to write. I actually ran across this story myself a couple of days before April sent me the links, and thought, “I would hate to have to write this up for BB.” Then April asked me to, and I just could not bring myself to tell her no. It took me another 36 hours before I could begin, and I’m still not sure I if I will be able to do it justice.

I will start with Christine, since she is, ultimately, the reason I am writing this. What in the name of all things holy happened?!?! Her friends, neighbors, family and church all said the same things – it’s like a broken record – she loved the girls, they were her life, she was a good mother. Only she couldn’t have loved them THAT much, since she killed them. And if ‘they were her life’, then why did she show that by being the death of them? As for good mother….maybe at one time she was, but any woman who kills her children ceases at that very moment to be a ‘good mother’. When she takes the life of her babies, she becomes a murderer. Yes, everyone knew she was depressed, so lets not get into that ‘mental problems’ excuse. I don’t buy it. If you are depressed, and want to off yourself, fine. Do it. But for the love of Pete’s panties, man, don’t take the babies with you!

I understand depression, people. I’ve suffered from it most of my life, and had it compounded by PPD for a few months after the births of most of my children. I know what it feels like to be in that dark, black place. I know what it feels like to think that nobody would miss you if you died, and that the world would probably even be a better place without you in it. I KNOW!!!!!! BUT – never once did I think of taking my kids with me. The world in general, and my life in particular, have been a much better environment since they were born, and I would not even think of taking their lives – of taking their light out of the world. How could this woman KILL her kids? Not only that, but how could she shoot them all, one after the other, and think her actions were in any way acceptable? HOW?!?!

I cannot imagine the terror those children had to be feeling when their mother shot them. Even if she killed the first one without warning – at the point she fired the gun, the other two KNEW what was going on! To watch the woman you love, the woman who raised you, loved you, and tucked you into bed at night, kill your sisters and then turn the gun on you: it must have been horrifying. I have cried buckets of tears for these babies in the past few days, and every time I see their pictures, I tear up again. She didn’t have to take them with her. Either to the river, or to her grave. She could have left them in the care of a friend or relative, and only taken herself out. Hers was an act of pure selfishness. It was all for her. She took something from everyone when she left, instead of leaving the best parts of her to continue their lives. I know that a lot of people say that a mother thinks her children are better off with her – even in death – than without her. What a load of horsehockey! My children are important to me, yes, but even more important for the great things they will do in their futures. If I had to choose between saving myself and saving my kids, they’d win every time. I would die a thousand deaths to save my children. And this selfish person put her own personal problems ahead of the well-being of her kids. She was depressed – so they all had to pay for it. What a waste of precious lives….

Apparently, I am not the only one who is confused about this heinous act. Most of her friends and neighbors have given variations of the “I never would have thought it,” statement. One said “they were very gentle, peaceful people,” and another was quoted as saying, “She was real happy.” Apparently not. Another quote from a neighbor was, “I’m just blown away.” No – that would be the children.

I am so heartbroken over this tragedy, and the fact that I think it was preventable makes it even worse. Many family members admitted knowing she was depressed, but none of them thought it might be a good idea to protect the children. I’m not blaming them, just questioning their judgement. The blame rests squarely on Christine’s shoulders.

The only good thing I could come up with was that, at least for the short time they were on earth, they were loved. By all accounts both parents doted on them and made them a priority. Small consolation though, since they will never be able to share that love with children of their own – or anyone else, ever.

Rest in peace, Lauren, Samantha and Kate.

Thanks for the heads-up go to Jennifer, Erin and our friends at Conservative Babylon. And to April who sent the links to my inbox.

Yokeia Smith… crazy or evil?

Woman  is accused of killing her children

2 children shot, mother arrested

Mother arrested for shooting her children

Judge denies bond for Illinois mother charged in shotgun killings of 2 of her children

On August 31st, witnesses heard the sound of an engine revving and a thud Yokeia Smith (25) had just hit a man and his 3-year-old son, before stopping her car, getting out with a loaded shotgun in hand and sitting on a bench.  In her car, was her 8-year-old son and he had a story to tell police that would lead them to what they called “one of the most gruesome crime scenes they have ever seen.”

8-year-old Xaveious Brown would tell the police that his mother had killed his brother LeVada Brown (5) and sister Yokeia Smith (4) and that he had fled the apartment.  Police, following up on what he said, went to the family’s apartment and found the babies both dead of a close range shotgun blast to the head.  Ugh… I can’t even believe I just had to type that. 

As of last week there was no motive released for why Yokeia had killed the children.  Her family is coming forward and saying she is bi-polar and on medication, but that is it.  She has a history with CPS. All allegations stem from neglect, not physical abuse, and the kids were never removed from her care. 

Yokeia, who is on suicide watch, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder; the judge entered a not guilty plea on her behalf and appointed the public defenders office to handle her case.  She also faces charges of armed criminal action and first-degree assault for hitting the man and his son.

Thanks to everyone who sent in the tips.

Rest in Peace… Sweet Angels

Midday Par-tay and 10 kids in an SUV

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Mackisha Johnson and Christopher Jones

Oh boy this one is a dozy… we read here, more frequently than we’d like, about parents leaving their children in the car while they do whatever it is they are doing, but this one has to top them all.  Here we have a case of not one, not two but three adults leaving, not one, not two but TEN kids, yes you read that right, in a SUV while they headed on into the bar to get their drink on.  The temperature in Missouri that day 99 degrees with a heat index of 101 degrees.

On Thursday, July 28th Police responded to the Alibi Lounge at about 3:09 pm, after getting a call of children left in an SUV for at least two hours.  In the SUV police would find ten children ranging in age from 7-months to 11-years-old.  Witnesses said the children would occasionally turn the SUV on to use the air conditioning.  Surveillance video showed Christopher Jones (38) going out to check on the children waving his hands and returning to his midday par-tay!

Mackisha Johnson (25) the mother of six of the children and Shacona Johnson (30) mother of four of the children, are also accused of leaving the children in the car to get their midday par-tay on.  Mackisha told the police the three adults had left the children in the car so they could go into the bar a grab cocktail.

Mackisha and Jones were arrested at the scene; Shacona was gone when police arrived.  Shacona would contact police the next day and explain she had left her children in the care of Mackisha and Jones while she went to a baby shower and that she had only left the kids in the car for 30 minutes and was under the impression the other two adults were leaving right after her.  Well… Shacona then all is forgiven, it was only 30 minutes you are guilty of leaving the kids in car, but what about the two people you left your kids with who were DRINKING.  Just sayin’

All three of them have past criminal records and/or some kind of pending warrant or case against them.  The two mothers and Jones have all been charged with misdemeanor child endangerment.  Mackisha and Jones are in jail in lieu if $2500 bond and Shacona now has another warrant for arrest.

Thanks to Sarah O. and one of my personal favs’ JJ for the tip.