Thursday, December 31, 2015

End of the Year Cop Out: Clubbing in Alabama

"Boy, 8, to be charged with killing toddler" Associated Press  November 11, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An 8-year-old boy is being charged with beating a 1-year-old girl to death while they were left home alone as their mothers went to a nightclub, Alabama police said Tuesday.

The boy beat and killed Kelci Devine Lewis when she wouldn’t stop crying, Birmingham police spokesman Sean Edwards said. The mother of the toddler, 26-year-old Katerra Lewis, also is charged with manslaughter, he said.

‘‘This is by far one of the saddest cases that I have witnessed and been a part of since I became a police officer,’’ Edwards said. ‘‘This type of irresponsibility on behalf of a parent is totally unacceptable.’’