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Lessons in Babysitting

1148184569_5086.jpgStrapped for cash? Gas prices giving you blues? Can’t afford a babysitter?

Try a cage!

A Florida mother has been jailed for 20 years for keeping her teenage adopted son in a cage. The 17-year-old weighed 22kg (3st 7lb) when child welfare workers found him in 2005. He suffered from severe medical and emotional problems and his mother, Brenda Sullivan, told a judge at the time that authorities told her to keep the boy in a crib.
But in January she pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated child abuse. Prosecutors agreed to drop lesser child neglect charges. “There’s only one conclusion when you look at the medical evidence in this case, and that is that she literally starved him,” said prosecutor Julie Schlax. Sullivan’s husband was also arrested but died in January 2007 while awaiting trial.
Two other children, 13-year-old twins the couple adopted as infants, testified that they were also kept in similar cages.

Probably should’ve gotten the poor kid a hamster wheel.

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You left out the best part: "Sullivan's lawyer, Charles Fletcher, said prison was not the right option because she did not pose a threat to society.

The only people she hurt were the innocent children in her care! Otherwise she kept to herself! Prison is not the answer!

WTF!?!?!? Seriously, what in the world does this attorney think IS the answer for this kind of crime?!?