"Authorities: Boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst" Associated Press July 01, 2015
BALTIMORE — A mother placed her living toddler in a swing at a Maryland park one morning and he remained there until he was found dead of cold and thirst two days later when someone spotted the woman pushing him in the swing, authorities said Tuesday.
The 3-year-old boy found in a La Plata park died of dehydration and hypothermia, or low body temperature, said Diane Richardson, spokeswoman for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The office of the chief medical examiner in Baltimore ruled his death a homicide last week.
The boy and his 24-year-old mother arrived at Wills Memorial Park the morning of May 20, Richardson said. The woman put the boy, who was alive, into the swing, where he stayed until he and his mother were found the morning of May 22.
Sheriff’s deputies went to the park about 7 a.m. on May 22 after being called to check on the welfare of the woman and child, Richardson said. The officers went to remove the boy from the swing and give him first aid, but ‘‘it was instantaneously clear the child was dead,’’ she said.
A woman who identified herself as the child’s maternal grandmother said her daughter had been diagnosed with a mental illness and had been seeking help.
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"Mother pleads guilty to sickening boy" Associated Press July 01, 2015
CINCINNATI — A West Virginia woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of child endangering and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Candida Fluty had earlier pleaded not guilty in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to two counts each of felonious assault and child endangering and could have been sentenced to eight years if convicted of all charges.
The other three counts were dismissed Wednesday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
A court official said the judge has allowed the 35-year-old woman from Kermit a one-week delay before starting her sentence.
Fluty’s attorney did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
Prosecutors have indicated that Fluty might have been trying to make her son sick in a bid for attention. A prosecutor noted to the judge Wednesday that Fluty once told investigators she inserted the fecal matter hoping to get doctors to change their treatment approach.
Today's Globe fluty silent on this printed pos. Must have Batted it down.
Freddie Gray almost forgotten after South Carolina, and crime is up in Baltimore? Time for the cops to get tough again.
"A YMCA in Ohio excluded a 6-year-old boy from a summer camp and some other programs because he has Down syndrome and treated him hypocritically after using his photos in its promotions extolling opportunities for everyone, his mother says in a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination."