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This week's news headlines contained a rash of articles about parents killing their children, including those who beat their infants to death to a woman accused of giving her 17-month-old an overdose of methadone. Here is an example of this week's headlines involving the deaths of children:

Man Gets 40 Years In Infant Son's Death
A Henrietta man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 years for inflicting injuries that led to the death of his infant son in 2002, officials said. Andy Reed Canada, 28, of Henrietta pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two 20-year sentences to run consecutively for killing his son, Clyde Bondurant, 3 months old.

Teen Mom, 17, Charged As Adult In Death of Infant Son
A senior at Patuxent High School is being charged as an adult with first-degree child abuse and second-degree murder in the death of her three-month-old son. According to charging documents, 17-year-old Samantha Staycoff of Lusby told investigators last week she stuffed a pair of socks into the baby's mouth because she was tired and he wouldn't stop crying.

Infant Dies From Methadone Overdose
A Louisville, Kentucky woman has entered an Alford plea to the accusation that she gave her 17-month-old son a fatal dose of methadone in July 2002. Shawn Rene Martin entered the plea to charges of reckless homicide, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender.

Mother Gets 15 Years, Likely Deportation
Hanaa Mourkus told a judge that she left Egypt for the United States in 2002 to give her children a better life. Mourkus will spend 15 years in prison and face expulsion from her adopted country because she gave one of her children death instead.

Man charged in Beating Death of Infant Daughter
A Lindenwold man who is on parole for assaulting his infant son in 1998, now faces murder charges in the beating death of his 11-month-old daughter, authorities said. David Walden, 28, is accused of striking his baby, Kira Walden, multiple times on the abdomen and head while his girlfriend worked as a waitress.


July 2, 2006 at 12:38 pm
(1) Erik Barrington says:

What are the statistics re: women who kill thier children vs men. Where i am going with this is; the courts almost always give custody of minor children to the mother. This is “knee-jerk” reaction of all US courts on any level but you almost never hear of men losing thier children in a mall or store. You almost never hear of men killing thier children. On the opposite end of the sprectrum you almost never hear of mothers sexually abusing thier children either. But you can recover from sexual abuse there is no road to recovery from being killed.

October 28, 2007 at 2:55 pm
(2) ebony15yearsold says:

WOW im only 15 and imn doing a report about parents killing their children. this is so damn sad, they need be in jail for LIFE!

April 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm
(3) Blake says:

You probably never hear of men losing children because most often the mother is the primary care giver. Law of large numbers. If men were primary caregivers you’d hear about them losing their children just as much.
There are a lot of factors and I’m sure little of it has to do with being a man or woman.

October 27, 2010 at 4:00 pm
(4) james says:

dt shyt crzii..who dha fqk qonna kill dey own kid let me find em iim kell dey ass

February 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm
(5) true says:

couldnt have put it better myself!

October 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm
(6) courtney says:

now listen up…iim 82 years old..nn iim on FB myspace..Tagg err mud fqkka thinq nn iim always hearin shyt bout ppl killin so nn so…shyt kill ur dam self

October 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm
(7) rodrick says:

im nn dis bytch…nn ii qotta shyt

May 10, 2011 at 4:28 pm
(8) hottie12 says:

we don’t want to know what you have to do babyyyyyy………….

October 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(9) hot breath says:

lolz…hahaha..dts why somebody knt post dey shyt up…

November 18, 2010 at 6:24 am
(10) jhomuel says:

for me I’m one psychology student of a one school of Pangasinan. in that case i don’t believe that the parent kill their child whit their intention. maybe they are only do that case not intentionally.

October 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm


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