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Opening Arguments

Tippling with toddlers

Not in the running for mother of the year. First up, this Hoosier:

An Indiana mother was arrested and jailed this morning after her toddler son was found trapped and unconscious underneath the passed-out woman and was declared dead an hour later.

Indianapolis police responded to an emergency call shortly after 12:30 a.m. this morning about a possible dead child inside a room at a local Econo Lodge, Sgt. Matthew Mount, a spokesman for the Indiana Metropolitan Police, told ABC News.

The call was made by the boyfriend of 24-year-old Latasha McMorris, Mount said. The boyfriend told police that he had arrived at the hotel room to find McMorris passed out on top of her son, 2-year-old Sheldon Bartley Jr. The boyfriend was not the father of the child, Mount said.

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McMorris temporarily lost custody of her son and a 6-year-old daughter after a July arrest that led to a conviction on another felony neglect charge, Mount said. She was arrested four times for public intoxication between Dec. 16 and Jan. 30, Mount confirmed.

Then there is this Florida woman, who seems determined to end up where McMorris is:

Police have arrested a motorist they say had a 24-pack of beer strapped in with a seat belt but had a 16-month-old girl unrestrained in the back seat with the toddler's mother.

Tina D. Williams was pulled over in St. Augustine on Sunday for allegedly running a red light.

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Williams refused to take a breath test and a deputy found two metal pipes commonly used to smoke drugs in her purse, authorities said.

Let's cut her a little slack, shall we? At least it wasn't her own kid.


Bob G.
Thu, 02/07/2008 - 10:22am

Like I said on my blog:
"People like this are allowed to breed....WHY?"