Thursday, June 30, 2005

Horrible...

"A 12-year-old boy with mental disabilities was charged yesterday with killing his month-old nephew by cracking the baby's skull while tossing him outside their [New Jersey] home." (source)

The boy was jealous of the baby (who was his nephew) and the baby's (Zachary) mother said that she had seen her 12 year old brother-in-law killing frogs and said that he had also killed her kitten. Zachary died of blunt-force trauma to the head and suffered leg and rib fractures. He was found by his mother face-down in a 3-foot inflatable pool in their backyard. My God, I can't stop thinking about this --the baby was only a month old and had been a preemie.

The "mental disability" of the boy is ADHD and he is on meds for it. After all the studies released claiming that Ritalin causes violence...it makes you wonder if Tom Cruise is actually on to something...

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