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Questionable Parenting

Dad Points Gun At Daughter During Game Of Battleship: Police

AP | Posted 11.12.2014 | Crime

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man is accused of threatening his teenage daughter with a rifle during an argument that began over a game of Battleship...

Emotional PSA Gives Disturbing Glimpse At Children Living With Parents Who Abuse Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact

If children could choose their own mom and dad, they'd likely pick amiable, responsible folks over slurring, stumbling, angry ones. But children can't...

Woman Avoids Life Sentence After Admitting To Killing Toddler At Day Care

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Crime

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa woman admitted Thursday to causing the head injuries that killed a 3-year-old girl at her in-home day care, but avo...

Mom Hid Her Babies' Births, Deaths: Police

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — They were hidden away in closets just a few feet from where their siblings slept: the skeletal remains of three infants found...

Grandma Leaves 1-Year-Old With Pizza While She Goes Drinking: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

A hard-partying grandma left her 1-year-old granddaughter with soda and pizza so she could go drinking, police say. Stacey Shannon, 53, of Pittsbur...

State Wants Parenting Rights Taken Away After Missing Boy Found In Basement

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.28.2014 | Crime

DETROIT (AP) -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in cou...

Mom Stabs Kindergarten Teacher To Death In Class: Police

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 07.04.2014 | Crime

PARIS (AP) — Police say the mother of a pupil at a French pre-school stabbed a teacher to death in front of her class Friday, the last day of the sc...

Infant Found Unconscious In Sweltering Hot Car

AP | Posted 07.03.2014 | Crime

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer rescued a 5-week-old baby locked for more than a half hour inside a sweltering car on a summer day af...

9-Year-Old Girl Busts Pot Operation, Harshes Parents' Alleged Mellow

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

This little girl wants good parents, not good buds. It's too bad, then, that the 9-year-old girl's parents were allegedly growing marijuana under t...

3-Year-Old Boy Shoots His Twin Brother

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his twin brother with a gun that was left unattended at their home -- and now their caretakers are wanted by Virgin...

Man Allegedly Steals Car With Two Children Inside

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.06.2014 | Crime

Honolulu police are searching for a man who reportedly stole a car that had two young children sitting inside. According to KHON, a mother left her...

Father Accused Of Throwing Toddler In Pool For Drowning Puppy (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime

A dad's lesson on the dangers of water almost turned into a lesson on mortality when he allegedly twice threw his 1-year-old daughter into a pool. ...

Man Tattoos Derogatory Word On 12-Year-Old Girl: Police

AP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Crime

CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been charged with tattooing a smiley face and a derogatory word on a 12-year-old girl's arm. State p...

'Shocking' Baby Murder Lands Suicidal Mom Behind Bars

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 06.27.2014 | Crime

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A young mother believed to be suffering from depression admitted to investigators that she stabbed her 7-month-old son to d...

Phoenix Parents Neglected Baby, Fed Him Only Water For A Week: Police

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

A Phoenix couple faces child abuse charges after medical staff discovered that their 9-month-old son weighed only seven pounds. Veronica Diaz and ...

Dad Played 'Grand Theft Auto V' While Ignoring Stepson's Broken Leg: Police

Posted 03.24.2014 | Crime

This dad might be more of a child than his 2-year-old stepson. Luis Matienzo, 19, is accused of ignoring his stepson's cries for help while he play...

Dad Weighed Down His Daughter's Car Seat, Tossed Her In A Creek: Prosecutors

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A murder trial is scheduled to start Wednesday morning for a New Jersey man charged with tossing his 2-year-old daughter into ...

Death Penalty Trial Begins For Ex-Soldier Suspected Of Killing 5-Year-Old Daughter

AP | JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER | Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime

HONOLULU (AP) — Opening statements began Tuesday in the death penalty trial of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daugh...

Mom Killed 6-Year-Old Son At Motel: Police

Posted 02.14.2014 | Crime

A 24-year-old Virginia woman is accused of killing her 6-year-old son at a Days Inn Motel. Investigators didn't release many details, but they char...

Kids Left In Car As Mom Gets Her Makeup Done: Police

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Crime

WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been charged with child neglect, accused of leaving her two young daughters in a cold car while she ...

5-Year-Old Girl's Murder Could Bring First Death Penalty To Hawaii

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

Jury selection is underway for the first death penalty trial in the state of Hawaii. Capital punishment was abolished in Hawaii in 1957, but the ...

Exorcism Murder 911 Recordings Released

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have released 911 calls related to the deaths of two children in Maryland, deaths police attributed ...

Dad Left 4-Month-Old Daughter In Car While He Enjoyed Strip Club: Cops

Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Bad dad of the year nominee Andrew Sosa left his 4-month-old daughter in the car, covered in vomit and dehydrated, while he went to a Florida strip cl...

WATCH: Pregnant Woman Hits Stomach With Hammer, Won't Face Charges

Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime

Before Heather Thorpe gave birth to her son, her ex-husband filmed her smashing her pregnant belly with a hammer -- twice -- in an apparent attempt to...

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...