Sunday, September 21, 2008

Scuzzbuckets of the Week

Actually, scuzzbucket isn't strong enough word for this week's evil people. Gleaned from local headlines, we have two cases of horrific child abuse.

The first case took place this past week in Harvey, Louisiana where a babysitter became "frustrated" with a five month old baby and put it in the clothes dryer and TURNED IT ON. Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies on Thursday booked 19-year-old Ariel Smith, of Harvey, with one count of first-degree murder.

Investigators say Smith was babysitting Andre Jenkins and his 18-month-old brother and said she admitted placing the infant in the dryer because she was frustrated with him.

Meanwhile, this fine young couple from Shreveport, Louisiana have been arrested for abusing not one, but TWO babies.

The children of Christopher Vailes and Conchetta Rhymes were taken to LSU Hospital in Shreveport on Wednesday for their four-month check up when the pediatrician suspected one of the infants had a broken leg, police said. X-rays later showed both children to have multiple injuries to their ribs and femurs and swelling to the soft tissues in their spines.

Just makes one want to cry, doesn't it?


Howie Luvzus said...

Does the fact that I want to stuff 19-year-old Ariel Smith in my dryer make me a bad person?


oyster said...

Yeah, no doubt. I read the dryer story over lunch, and lost my appetite for the rest of the day. It made me really sad.