update on kids got sunburn thread
April 23, 2004 9:39 AM   Subscribe

Remember the woman arrested for allowing her kids to be sunburned at a county fair? What's she doing now? Sadly one of her children has died and it has been ruled a homicide.
posted by Recockulous (16 comments total)
This is sad.

P.S. What a poorly edited article.
posted by agregoli at 9:46 AM on April 23, 2004

What a poorly edited article.

No kidding: "lamens terms"!
posted by jjg at 9:51 AM on April 23, 2004

It is from a TV news station. It looks like it is written exactly how they broadcast the story.
posted by Recockulous at 9:58 AM on April 23, 2004

so, the poor Timmy was still only two years old? I realize this might be one of the twins who were ten months last we heard of this woman...
posted by dabitch at 10:02 AM on April 23, 2004

Jesus that's sick. She killed her child for crying too much? Reading the old thread, it sounds like she had a history of child neglect. Bummer nothing could be done before she killed one of her own.
posted by mathowie at 10:04 AM on April 23, 2004

intentional upper airway constriction

Now THAT is a long-winded way to say 'choking'! (no pun intended)
posted by glenwood at 10:06 AM on April 23, 2004

This is gruesome. Suddenly, my childhood looks like 100% sunshine and puppy-dogs.

In other local news: New Store Coming to Mall
posted by Hlewagast at 10:09 AM on April 23, 2004

I dont think it sounds intentional. The kid was ill and didnt get medical treatment. It appeared to have been choked. Its not like she stabbed it. She didnt do it in cold blood. She probably tried to silence it because it was crying from being as sick as it was and just went too far.
She isnt a criminal she is just too dumb to take care of children.

Hlewagast, i am glad that you are enjoying news 9. you might also want to check out the cross burning in the black man's yard story. This valley, my home of 21 years is something else.
posted by Recockulous at 10:30 AM on April 23, 2004

thanks to this incredibly stupid woman, i'm accumulating yet more evidence for my theory that people should be put on mandatory birth control at puberty and have to pass some sort of basic skills test before they are allowed to use their reproductive systems. at the very least, there ought to be some test you must pass before you're allowed to raise a kid, unsupervised.

"lamans" terms. the new store sells "cloths". holy crap is this really bad editing, or is this just written so that the newscaster won't mispronounce the words on camera?

on checking further looks like bad editing. if you follow the directions they give for setting their site as your homepage, in netscape (version 3 or 4!) or IE 4/5 you'll end up with "www." as your home page. so somebody just isn't very good with the editing skills here i think. or web skills for that matter.

posted by caution live frogs at 10:32 AM on April 23, 2004

ahem - amend that last comment to say "before they're allowed to use their reproductive systems for non-recreational purposes."

and i know this smacks of eugenics, which as a theory disgusts me. but we all can probably name one or two people who shouldn't ever have been allowed to be near a child, let alone raise one.
posted by caution live frogs at 10:35 AM on April 23, 2004

In other local news: New Store Coming to Mall

Does anybody else think this reads like it was written by a child? I mean, spelling mistakes aside?
posted by synecdoche at 11:47 AM on April 23, 2004

Courtney Love comes to mind, caution live frogs.
posted by tommasz at 11:48 AM on April 23, 2004

I was born in Steubenville, raised in nearby Toronto (no, not that one, Toronto Ohio) and grew up with Sheriff Fred's kids. While he may be a bit of a glory-hound he is also one of the only voices of reason in the Upper Ohio Valley. He steps into a lot of crap that other people have brushed aside (the Valley is the epicenter of 'bury it deep and hope nobody finds it' politics).

Hlewagast, that mall is on its last gasp except for one very prosperous anchor store, wanna guess who it is? Hint, begins with Wal and ends with an abbreviation for market.
posted by m@ at 12:26 PM on April 23, 2004

This case is actually a kind of parallel to the 9-11 commission now holding hearings in Washington. You ask the same questions: The signs were all there, how come nobody did anything? Could anything have been done to prevent the catastrophe? The answer to both questions in both cases: No.
posted by Faze at 1:01 PM on April 23, 2004

I believe WTOV9 is a local elementary-school project. It must be: it's the only rational explanation for its, erhm, "quality" reporting.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:56 AM on April 24, 2004

Either Five Fresh Fish is correct or a 12' x 15' minivan is the ultimate SUV.

When comparing things size wise, WTOV turns mountains into ummm, big things.
posted by m@ at 1:08 PM on April 24, 2004

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