Roderick ‘RJ’ Arrington Jr., was admitted to a hospital on Nov 29. Hospital personnel said the boy was unresponsive at the time. They noticed severe bruising and brain swelling. RJ died the next day.
The boy’s mother, Dina Palmer, 27, and stepfather, Markiece Palmer, 34, were arrested and charged with the boy’s murder. According to investigators, Mrs. Palmer “stood by and let her husband” beat the boy to the death.
According to KLAS, the report showed “open abrasions on [Arrington's] buttock, severe bruising to his thighs, marks and bruises on his back and shoulders and evidence of previous beatings.”
Mr. Palmer said he spanked RJ on Nov 27 for lying about reading the Bible. He admitted to spanking the boy the next day for not finishing his homework, according to police.
Police say that Mr. Palmer beat the boy with a spatula, belt and possibly a wooden paddle. Mrs. Palmer allegedly hit her son with a belt and her hand.
The couple called a pastor before dialing 911. According to KSN, Pastor Holingsworth was shocked that Markiece Palmer called him before emergency personnel.
The Palmers each face charges of murder, child abuse and neglect.
Watch here as Harper Gruzins prove she can sing:
Karlis Gruzins, the girl’s father, said that many “mean and hateful” things had been said about his daughter.
The video of her performance show players and crowds watching in shock as Harper sang.
Harper said she couldn’t hear herself due to the blow horns and crowd cheering. She admits it wasn’t her best performance.
Mr. Gruzins said that criticism about her was mean and that it was “sad that people want to take it to this type of extreme.”
“We believe in our daughter, we support our daughter,” he said.
This mom watched her daughter perform her routine in the gymnastics competition. Watch how she twitches and moves around her seat in anticipation! Then she and her husband screams when their daughter finishes her routine.
Oh, the funny things parents do.
The parents of a 17-year-old runaway killed her pimp.
The teen ran away from her parents home in San Francisco. She went to Los Angeles for a life of prostitution.
Her parents tried to make her stop and bring her home. When their efforts failed, they decided to go to the root of the problem. They killed their daughter’s pimp.
Barry Laprell Gilton and Lupe Mercado are charged with the shooting death of their daughter’s alleged pimp, 22-year-old Calvin Sneed.
According to reports, Gilton and Mercado attempted to kill him before. On June 4 at around 2am Gilton allegedly shot Sneed in his car causing his death.
Gilton and Mercado found their daughter in escort ads after she ran away a year ago. They were concerned for their daughter and tried to convince her to come back. They also encouraged her to stay away from Sneed.
According to police, they have evidence that makes them believe that this a premeditated murder.
Each of them faces one count of murder, one count of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
In the video posted on youtube, the toddler and the parents were at a laundromat. For some reason, the parents felt compelled to put their baby inside the washing machine.
At first, the mother and father seemed to be amused with their actions. A few seconds later they panicked when they realized they could not get their child out of the machine.
An attendant was able to disable the machine in order to open the door and get the child out.
The child suffered bruises from the incident. It is not known if there will be an investigation against the parents.
The question is why would they the parents do this. Only the child’s parents can answer that.
This is definitely another case of bad parenting which makes the couple worst parents of the week.