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Mother of the Year was having potty training issues with her daughter, so mom's idea of motivation was to kick her daughter in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, and super-glue her hands to the wall. The daughter suffered bleeding to brain, a fractured rib, and was in a coma for a few days.

During her sentencing Mommy Dearest tried to win sympathy by playing the 'Boo-Hoo, I had a terrible childhood' card. The court was unmoved. She was sentenced to 99 years and must serve at least 30 before she's eligible for parole.

Ian Watkins' (Lost Prophets singer) was on trial for child rape.  Alongside him were the two mothers of his victims as they knew what he'd been doing and helped him molest their own children.  During the trial, the lawyer for one of the mothers said:

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she was clearly remorseful for her behaviour and the loss of her child was her punishment.

Uh no.  The loss of her child was to protect the child as it was obvious the mother concerned wouldn't and hadn't.

Honestly, trying to cite that to persuade the judge to give a lesser sentence?

Apart from Ian Watkins, one of the true crime stories that still haunts me is Fred West - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_West.  With his wife, Rosemary, he kidnapped, raped, tortured then murdered a number of women, including one of Fred's own daughters.  He committed suicide while waiting trial, but Rose West was jailed for life.

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It is a 13 week program that our local police put on. (King County Sheriff here in Washington). Each week we learn about  different aspects of the police department. ie, this week we had the Major Accident Investigation team, one of the School resource officers and a bit about block watch and the crime triangle. We got to meet a bunch of the police K-9s and learned about patrol procedures last week (That was REALLY fun, those dogs are incredible!) Upcoming we have a chance to go to the police gun range (yes, we get to shoot), learn a bit about self defense, go to the new jail and learn about the booking process, see Guardian One (the police helicopter) all sorts of really neat things. Some of them have been a bit disturbing such as when the homicide detectives came in and talked but they warn you ahead of time if it is going to be graphic.

We are lucky in that the police academy is just down the road so we are able to use some of their classrooms/ranges for some of the classes and after we graduate we can go on a ride along with one of the officers in our area if we want.

That sounds awesome!  Reminds me of a class I took at the University of Washington about the sociology of murder.

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A man was booked today in Illinois for raping a 4-year old girl. He broke into the apartment, and the adults left the room.

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Apart from Ian Watkins, one of the true crime stories that still haunts me is Fred West - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_West.  With his wife, Rosemary, he kidnapped, raped, tortured then murdered a number of women, including one of Fred's own daughters.  He committed suicide while waiting trial, but Rose West was jailed for life.

Wow. I should not have just read that - I feel like I need to throw up.

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Mother of the Year was having potty training issues with her daughter, so mom's idea of motivation was to kick her daughter in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, and super-glue her hands to the wall. The daughter suffered bleeding to brain, a fractured rib, and was in a coma for a few days.

During her sentencing Mommy Dearest tried to win sympathy by playing the 'Boo-Hoo, I had a terrible childhood' card. The court was unmoved. She was sentenced to 99 years and must serve at least 30 before she's eligible for parole.

Ian Watkins' (Lost Prophets singer) was on trial for child rape.  Alongside him were the two mothers of his victims as they knew what he'd been doing and helped him molest their own children.  During the trial, the lawyer for one of the mothers said:

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she was clearly remorseful for her behaviour and the loss of her child was her punishment.

Uh no.  The loss of her child was to protect the child as it was obvious the mother concerned wouldn't and hadn't.

Honestly, trying to cite that to persuade the judge to give a lesser sentence?


Rather like the apocryphal (I believe--I don't know of an actual case) of a man who kills his parents and begs for mercy because he's an orphan.


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I lived in L.A. when the night stalker murders were occurring.  It was a frightening time, and everybody talked about it.  I remember his mug shot on the front page of the L.A. Times  http://documents.latimes.com/police-identify-stalker-suspect/ when the police identified him on August 31, 1985. 

His reign of terror had made such an impression that he was hunted down and captured by citizens when he got off the bus in East L.A.:  Everybody knew his face now, and he had nowhere to hide.  http://documents.latimes.com/citizens-capture-night-stalker/ .  It was September 1, 1985.

Both the crimes, and his capture gave me chills.

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My memory of details is very vague, but I remember reading about a man who was angry at his wife.  So he convinced her to get pregnant, then waited til the baby was about 6 months old and killed it. That's bad enough, but he told investigators he waited til the baby was 6 months old so his wife would have time to bond and the death would hurt her more.

Yeah...I see this one has already been covered. I can't remember names or anything either, but boy has the story stuck with me for a long time. Ugh.
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The Firefighters Union Hall/Moon Smoke Shop murders in Tucson, AZ: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/23293938/firefighters-union-hall-murders-17-years-later.
Maribeth Munn was a co-worker and was in a couple of computer classes I taught.

Skye Hanson and Tina Loesch: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/11/19/suspects-in-18-hot-tub-murder-found-dead-after-tv-profile-on-case/.
I went over to their house, invited them over to mine, and was going to ask them to house-sit for my husband and me if we ever went out of town. They were living under assumed names at the time and were friends of a friend of mine. Neither of us knew who they really were or that they'd killed several people. The body of Tina's son has never been found.
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My memory of details is very vague, but I remember reading about a man who was angry at his wife.  So he convinced her to get pregnant, then waited til the baby was about 6 months old and killed it. That's bad enough, but he told investigators he waited til the baby was 6 months old so his wife would have time to bond and the death would hurt her more.

Yeah...I see this one has already been covered. I can't remember names or anything either, but boy has the story stuck with me for a long time. Ugh.
I am a barbarian.  I believe in capital punishment.  That being said, it is my opinion that hanging is too good for that scum-suckin' bottom-dweller. Even being smeared with honey and staked to a fire-ant mound is too good for him.   He should have a picture of his son screwed to the wall of his cell; the baby that he was, and an age-progressed picture to let him see just what he had killed.  And if it's available, a loop through the sound system of his wife's anguished 911 call. 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tjandamurra_O%27Shane

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http://www.crime.co.nz/c-files.aspx?ID=24864

Teresa Cormack.  She was abducted while walking to school and things changed after  that. A lot more kids weren't allowed to walk to school and it resonated in sleepy NZ.   
Their were others - Karla Cardno - but she's the one that sticks out.
The guy was caught in 2002 whenDNA had advanced.

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Please, no discussion of capital punishment, pro or con, or I'll slam this shut. Also, no posts about what methods of punishment that the US Constitution has deemed cruel and unusual.

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The Firefighters Union Hall/Moon Smoke Shop murders in Tucson, AZ: http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/23293938/firefighters-union-hall-murders-17-years-later.
Maribeth Munn was a co-worker and was in a couple of computer classes I taught.

Skye Hanson and Tina Loesch: http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/11/19/suspects-in-18-hot-tub-murder-found-dead-after-tv-profile-on-case/.
I went over to their house, invited them over to mine, and was going to ask them to house-sit for my husband and me if we ever went out of town. They were living under assumed names at the time and were friends of a friend of mine. Neither of us knew who they really were or that they'd killed several people. The body of Tina's son has never been found.

Oh my goodness, that's scary. I guess that goes to show what many people say - they look just like everyone else.

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WARNING: this is very upsetting, regarding violence toward a young child

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precious_Doe
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/10/07/precious-does-mom-testifies-watched-daughter-get-attacked/

I lived near Kansas City at the time, and Precious Doe was all over the local news for months. I was practically in shock when they finally dentified her 4 years later and charged her parents for her murder. The whole thing is heartbreaking, especially reading about the events that led up to her death :'(

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I was going to mention Precious Doe as well. I still live in the Kansas City area.  That poor baby...just makes me sick to think of how she suffered.