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19 Jun 2008, Comments Off on Babysitting redux

Babysitting redux

Author: Helen

When a couple is so dysfunctional, so mad or evil and stupid, as to starve their twin toddlers to death in their own house (besides letting the preschoolers roam free in the street begging for scraps), guess which member of the equally culpable pair is made to carry the can, even now, in the 21st century?

Their father, a senior manager on a major city road project, claimed he had not seen or cared for the twins for six months despite living in the same house.

Lawyers for the man argued there is not enough evidence to support a murder charge because he did not have responsibility for the childen’s care.

There are no words.

Did anyone else see the headline in MX magazine, the thing they give out free at railway stations, Debs on Murder Charge, and have disturbing visions of gangs of young girls in chiffon ball dresses and elbow-length gloves, on the loose with guns and homicidal intent?

No?… So it is just me, then.