Monday, November 10, 2003

This is absolutely horrible:

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Authorities identified a 1-year-old boy Monday who died after police say his aunt tossed him in front of a passing pickup truck.
The baby's aunt, 18-year-old Tiesha Michelle Ealey, was being held in jail on a first-degree murder complaint. A witness told police he saw a woman holding a child and walking back and forth near a city street about 1 a.m. Sunday. The woman appeared to be trying to flag down a passing motorist and then tossed the toddler into the street, the witness said.

But get this; the family says that the 18-year old aunt was "just in the wrong place at the wrong time" and blamed the tragedy on the aunt falling in with a bad crowd. I feel very sorry for the family (more so for the little boy who lost his life) but come on - this penchant in our culture to refuse to put responsibility where it belongs is out of hand.

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