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Mother Drowned Son, Set Body On Fire: Police

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 11.13.2013 | Crime

A Colorado woman faces first-degree murder charges in the death of her 5-year-old son. Investigators say that Shannon Dodson, 42, allegedly drowne...

This 9-Year-Old Driver Was Just Trying To Do Some Chores

Posted 11.06.2013 | Weird News

He likely has trouble seeing over the steering wheel, but that didn't stop this 9-year-old from going for a drive with a 5-year-old pal -- and, author...

Anxious Dad Sprayed Windex On Baby: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.30.2013 | Crime

Christopher Rounds was reportedly having anxiety attacks about caring for his 6-month-old daughter. But now he's really got something to worry abou...

Mother Gets 54 Years In Horrific Child Abuse Case

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2013 | Crime

An Oviedo, Fla., woman has been sentenced to 54 years in prison for making child pornography with her husband and two children. According to the O...

Mom Tore Son's Scrotum, Tried To Fix With Superglue

Posted 10.31.2013 | Crime

A mother in San Antonio, Texas, is accused of ripping her 6-year-old son's scrotum and bruising his penis. Instead of seeking medical attention, she a...

Chuck E. Cheese Prize Tickets Incite 30-person Brawl

Dumb As A Blog | Posted 10.22.2013 | Weird News

Chuck E. Cheese is where a kid can be a kid. Incidentally, Chuck E. Cheese is also where an adult can be arrested for brawling in a ticket line as doz...

Caretaker Who Put Baby In Cooler Was Paid In Crack

Posted 10.21.2013 | Crime

She was paid in crack cocaine to watch a baby. Carolyn Renee Miller, 42, who pleaded no contest to aggravated manslaughter of a child and improper...

Accused Robber Had Mom Drive Getaway Car

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 10.22.2013 | Crime

Apparently, some parents will do anything for their kids, even drive the getaway car when he allegedly robs an elderly man in a Walmart parking lot. ...

Man Strangles Boy Over Bad Grades: Cops

Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime

A Tempe, Ariz., man is accused of strangling his nephew over bad grades. Police said Garrett Wright, 48, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse ...

Twin Babies Found Naked In Locked Room

Posted 10.14.2013 | Crime

A mother and aunt in Texas face child neglect charges after police in Liberty County found twin baby girls locked naked in a dirty room without food. ...

Yea Though I Walk Through the Valley of Lice

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

It hath come to pass that a plague hath beset the Colleary family whereupon we were ravaged by lice. No, they were not any of the particular louses that Shannon hath, in the past, lain with like the Whore of Babylon.

Mom Forced Child To Walk On Busy Freeway As Punishment: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

It's one thing to make your child walk home. It's another when that walk is across a busy, dangerous highway. But that's exactly what one League Ci...

Dad Beats Son To Death Over Bad Grades

Posted 10.10.2013 | World

A father in the United Arab Emirates who killed his son over the boy's bad grades has reportedly been sentenced to three years in prison. Accordin...

Teen Mom Threw Baby Out Window: Police

Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

An Arizona teen faces criminal charges after police said she threw her newborn baby out a bathroom window. Maricopa County sheriff's deputies resp...

Parenting FAIL

Frida Berrigan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

In these columns, I tend to focus on the joys, idiosyncrasies and contradictions of being a peace-loving, simplicity-seeking parent in a hyper-violent...

Mom Hid Daughter's Body In Trunk: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

A Davis, Calif., woman faces murder charges after police discovered her 5-year-old daughter's body in the trunk of her car. Aquelin Talamantes, 29...

Dad Injects 4-Year-Old With Heroin To Delay Divorce: Cops

Posted 09.30.2013 | Crime

A Washington state man is accused of trying to kill his 4-year-old with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized. Eric Emil Leht...

Mother Left Newborn In Trash: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Crime

A Kentucky woman who gave birth at a Kohl's and left her newborn baby in the trash to die told police that she thought she had miscarried. Jessica...

Bad Dad Left Baby In Car To Die: Cops

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.25.2013 | Crime

A Phoenix man who left his son in his car while he went to work faces second-degree murder charges. Police say Brokale Lytte Marques, 28, left his...

Man Told Young Son To Lie About Shooting Sister In Face: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

A Wisconsin dad is under fire for allegedly telling his 6-year-old son to lie about shooting his 4-year-old sister in the face. The incident happen...

3-Year-Old Fatally Shot Playing 'Game' With Mother's Boyfriend

Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

A 3-year-old boy from Northwest Indiana is dead after "playing a game" with his mother's boyfriend who apparently forgot he was holding a loaded gun, ...

Mom's Demands Led To Her Son Lighting Himself On Fire: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

A mother in Henderson, Nev., is facing child abuse charges after her 11-year-old lit himself on fire. The boy was allegedly following Juanita Carr'...

Dad Allegedly Hit Son, 3, For Not Saying 'May I Please'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.05.2013 | Crime

It's good for kids to learn to say "May I please," but not if it involves slapping them in the face. That was the teaching method allegedly utilize...

Woman Pulled Over For Breastfeeding On A Moped

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.03.2013 | Weird News

Busy moms have to multitask, but a woman in Yuzhou, China, recently got stopped by police for breastfeeding her 18-month-old son while riding on a mop...

Mother-Daughter Team 'Broke Hearts Worldwide,' Jailed In Internet Dating Scam

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.30.2013 | Crime

A mother-daughter team has a date behind bars for running an Internet dating scam that cheated one unsuspecting woman out of $1 million. Tracy Vass...