Child Shot By Neighbor For Throwing Rocks

6-25-07 A mischievous game of rock throwing turned deadly for one nine-year-old boy, when a neighbor who was tired of the shenanigans retrieved his shotgun and shot the child. Police were called and found the boy, Demotric Moore, bleeding with a critical gunshot wound to the neck.  He was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital. The episode was apparently the accumulation of an ongoing feud between Jonathin Watts, 50, and the other children in the neighborhood. “Apparently, … Continue reading →

Pair Saves 12-Year-Old Girl From Drowning

6-25-07 Two people managed to save a 12-year-old girl from drowning  Monday,  after  she  went  face  down  in  a neighborhood  pool. Witnesses said the girl was in the pool with several other children, when she swam into the deep end and wasn’t able to touch the bottom. She flailed around for a short time before going face down. The incident occurred  just  before  noon,  in  an  Arapahoe  County, Colorado neighborhood. Twenty-five-year-old Ikram Mohamud and her brother, 21-year-old Said Mohamud, sprang … Continue reading →

‘Friendly’ Fox Attacks Toddler

6-24-07 This female red fox considered a west Denver neighborhood it’s home. She had set up a den and was raising two pups. Local residents often fed her, and this fox was such a community regular that she had even been nicknamed “Foxy” by the local children. Up until Sunday, her biggest crime had been snatching a pair of leather gloves from a local resident doing her yard work. But that day, for no apparent reason, Foxy attacked, biting a … Continue reading →

Infant Dies After Pacifier Taped To His Mouth

6-19-07 A Lake Stevens, Washington woman was charged with manslaughter in the death of her 4-month-old son. Bail was set at $500,000. Bonnie M. Desmond, 19, told authorities that she had taped a pacifier to the infants mouth to keep it from falling out. The youngster ended up suffocating after the tape obstructed his airway. … Continue reading →

Napping 3-Year-Old Falls From Second Story Window

June 14,2007 A 3-year-old girl accidentally fell from a second story in her Greely, Colorado home, when she apparently leaned against the insect screen of her bedroom window while taking a nap. It was unclear whether the child was sleeping at the time of the accident or had awoken before she fell. Her condition is unknown, but she was conscious and breathing when she was taken to North Colorado Medical Center, according to Dale Lyman, a Union Colony Fire Rescue … Continue reading →

Tip Gives Map of Where 4-Year-Old is Buried

June 14, 2007 The parents of 4-year-old Madeleine McCann, who was abducted from her hotel room May 3rd while taking a nap, rebuked the media for publishing details about an anonymous tip regarding their daughters whereabouts. A Dutch newspaper received the anonymous tip and published it in their June 13,2007 paper, while also forwarding the letter to authorities. The tip was then widely reported on throughout other media outlets. The anonymous tip contained a map showing a remote location in … Continue reading →

Child Survives 2 Days Naked In The Woods

6-15-07 A 5-year-old girl shocked searchers on Friday, when she emerged from the woods in the nude and holding raspberries. The child was scratched and naked, but otherwise OK. She had been feared dead after being swept away while boating with her grandfather Wednesday evening. Search crews had pulled the body of her grandfather from the Kankakee River in eastern Illinois just hours earlier. Hannah Klamecki’s wounds included scratches on her face and body, and thick dirt underneath her nails. … Continue reading →

Children Left Unattended Start Fatal House Fire

6-12-07 A fire that was started by kids playing with matches, raced through a three story row house, killing 5 children, who ranged in ages from three to seven. Their bodies were found on the second floor, where the fire apparently started. Two 8-year-old children managed to escape without injury. Neighbor Sontoya Perry, 22, said she could hear the children screaming inside the house as the fire engulfed them, but was unable to help because the steps leading to the … Continue reading →

Girl Hospitalized After Hitting Her Head While Riding Teacups

June 2007 In a sobering example of how precarious head injuries can be, and how innocent the activity can be which causes them, a 13-year-old girl earned a trip to the intensive care unit, after hitting her head while riding the teacups at a local amusement park. Most people are familiar with the classic children’s ride, usually found in the kiddie section of fairs and amusement parks. You sit on it and spin yourself around while it spins around. It … Continue reading →

2 Brothers Die After Locking Themselves in Trunk

6-10-07 A game turned tragic for two young brothers, who accidentally locked themselves in the trunk of their parents car, while trying to hide inside it. They were later found dead, and the cause of death was likely suffocation or heat exposure, according to Kentucky state police. … Continue reading →