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David Carroll, Jr.

Plea deal in killing of foster child

CINCINNATI Defense lawyers and prosecutors say an Ohio man will plead guilty to murdering a foster son who was left tied up in a closet.

Under a plea deal, David Carroll Junior would get 15 years to life, plus another year for gross abuse of a corpse. The judge will have to approve the agreement tomorrow.

Carroll’s wife was convicted last week of murder and other charges and got 54 years to life. Authorities say the pair left the developmentally disabled three-year-old bound cocoon-like in a closet for three days while they went to a family reunion. The boy was dead when they returned, and Carroll burned the body, dumping the remains in a river.

But the couple told police he either wandered off or was kidnapped — prompting thousands of volunteers to go on a pointless search.

Now wait just a damned minute here! Key words; “the PAIR”. The PAIR left the child bound in a closet for three days. The bastards acted TOGETHER, yet he’s only getting 16 years? They both should receive the same sentence, which should have been life (unless death were an option.)

The more I hear this shit, the less I understand.


Pros and Cons linked with The bad guys are 0 for 2.
I was going to…

write about this:

Daughters Struggling After Mom Locked Them Away for 7 Years

or perhaps this:

Cops: Dad Beat Toddler Left in Pennsylvania Cold, Will Be Arraigned

But it’s just too much for me right now. I’m really missing my son right now and to think what these “parents” have done to their children just tears my heart. (Did you note the middle name of the precious 3 year old….Miangel…)

So on a much brighter note:

NYC Student’s Heart Starts Beating Days After Stopping

Yes, Virginia, there IS God!


“It Takes a Village”

The lastest on trying to make parents accountable can be found here:

A Republican state lawmaker from Baytown has filed a bill that would charge parents of public school students with a misdemeanor and fine them for playing hooky from a scheduled parent-teacher conference.

Rep. Wayne Smith said Wednesday he wants to get parents involved in their child’s education.

“I think it helps the kids for the parents and teachers to communicate. That’s all the intent was,” Smith said.

Let me make it clear. I’m against the idea of fining parents for not making a scheduled parent-teacher conference. It wouldn’t do any good in the long run and, quite honestly, only supports my concerns about prescribing the “right path” for society. It’s wrong not to come to parent-teacher conferences, so let’s fine the parents. People can’t figure out that trans-fat is unhealthy, so let’s ban it. Those poor workers at the diner. They can’t handle the smoke so let’s ban smoking so everyone is healthier (um, weren’t people smoking when you applied there?). And so on, and so on.

I think these problems go back a number of years, when people decided that it takes “a village” to raise kids. Once that was happening, why would the parents feel like they need to be involved, really? Won’t someone else take care of that? Why a conference with a teacher…how inconvenient when Mommy [Daddy] has a deadline for tomorrow?

My hubby and I are virtually drooled on by the teachers when both of us come to parent teacher conferences with our children so we can all talk together about their progress, focus in the classroom and what we can do to help them learn even more. It truly is sad that some parents aren’t involved. As parental responsibility has been delegated out amongst “the village” those parents with no backbones seem to have accepted their fate and given up having any influence, involvement or control over their child’s education, healthcare, social life, circle of friends, television habits, game playing, etc. Shoot, who needs Mom or Dad when all of that is prescribed, has a rating or a label saying it is okay for Mom or Dad to let their kids listen or watch it. Do I think it’s bullshit? Absolutely. But it’s a way of thinking I’ve seen many around me adopt. And it’s sad for the kids. And for their kids. And sad for us when we need to rely on them to manage our country, our money and our care.


Slacker Blog Hostess Returns

Well, I kinda return.

Things have been crazy in the House of Musings, so I apologize for my time away. Unfortunately, I do have a “day job” so it has taken much of my time.

I promise I’ll be around more. I did get to watch ‘24′ tonight, plus the Super Bowl (way to go COLTS!) and American Idol is on tomorrow night. Whee…..I have plenty to write about, huh? Don’t even get me started on kidnapping child abusers or murderers or the ACLU.

In the meantime, please stop by Beth’s and read this post. While her angst is much more pronounced than mine, I do share in her sentiment about blogging. Not that I’m saying that this is good-bye. Just that I’m a bit bored with it currently and the media and the politics are pissing me off as of late, so I’m at a loss of what to really say (I should post a picture of me throwing my hands up in disgust, but eh…I’m too lazy to drag out the damn camera to do it at this point!). But there will always be something that pulls me back. …and that’s not a threat! Heh.


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