This is absolutely terrible:
A 5-year-old girl could face murder charges after a toddler was drowned in a bathtub, police said.
Kansas City police are waiting for a medical examiner’s report on how 18-month-old Jermane Johnson Jr., died, but have investigated the death as a homicide, spokesman Darin Snapp said Thursday.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for 20 years and it’s the youngest suspect I can remember,” Snapp said. “It’s extremely rare.”
Johnson was in a Kansas City house on June 3 with other children, but the 16-year-old girl who was supposed to be looking after them fell asleep, Snapp said.
One commenter made the ridiculous remark that this has something to do with God being taken out of families. What a stupid comment that is. And how arrogant that person must be to take this tragedy and turn it into a matter that is, by all means, completely irrelevant. This has nothing to do with God. Jim West had it right: it has to do with bad parenting.
Where the hell were the parents? Why isn’t the 16-year-old being charged with negligence of some sort? Yes, the 5-year-old committed the crime, but would this have happened if parents had properly educated the child about the dangers of water? Would this have happened if the parents had taken responsibility of their own children? What if the 16-year-old had paid more attention to their responsibilities? If the 16-year-old was untrustworthy, why would you leave the children in their care?