I'm on my way out the door to meet a friend for lunch, but thought I'd post a little before I leave.
Usually my take of the daily news broadcasts is "Around the World in 80 Seconds". I figure that anything worth knowing will be in that and besides, it's short and to the point. But for some reason last night, I wasn't deep enough into my book when hubby turned on the news to wait for the local weather. The top stories were:
Police have pressed murder charges against the mother of an 8-month-old boy who was brought to the hospital with a fractured skull and ribs.
Lisa Marie Butler, 18, of Memphis was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse. Police said she confessed to the killing.
Child Welfare is under investigation in this case also because the child had been reportedly abused in the past and their findings at that time concluded that it had been accidental.
Butler also revealed in the hearing held today, that she was currently 3 months pregnant with her second child.
Chante Mallard, a 27-year-old nurse's aide, is accused of striking Gregory Glenn Biggs, a homeless man, with her car as she drove home from a friend's apartment along U.S. 287 near the Loop 820 split. His body crashed through the windshield. She then drove home and pulled into her garage, leaving Biggs, 37, to die lodged in the car.
Afterward, Mallard burned a car seat to conceal the evidence -- a crime to which she pleaded guilty Monday.
Prosecutors Richard Alpert, Christy Jack and Miles Brissette maintain that Mallard, who was intoxicated on alcohol, Ecstasy and marijuana, committed murder by failing to seek medical care for Biggs.
On Tuesday, they called a Fort Worth Fire Department captain and a John Peter Smith Hospital emergency physician, both of whom testified that Biggs would have survived had he received medical treatment.
Defense attorneys Jeff Kearney and Reagan Wynn have argued in state District Judge James Wilson's court that it was an accident when Mallard hit Biggs and that boyfriend, Jackson was the mastermind behind dumping the body.
Needless to say, I didn't sleep peacefully last night.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day today and the only news we hear is GOOD news!