Friday, April 30, 2010
A Jacksonville, Florida babysitter is in jail after her employer noticed almost $11,000 missing from her checking account. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the victim noticed the problem Monday when she noticed $10,800 missing from her Florida Telco account. Florida Telco showed police several images of 22-year-old Lauren Jackson Kirkland making five withdrawals from the branch at Atlantic Boulevard at Girvin Road.
Megan Martzen is being held in the Fresno County Jail on a $2 million bail. Defense attorney, Jeff Hammerschmidt is working to get that reduced, so the 19-year old will not have to deliver her baby in a jail cell. Martzen is accused of intentionally killing a 17-month old Reedley girl she was babysitting in February 2009.
A Fitchburg, Wisconsin day care provider who was arrested Wednesday blamed her 5-year-old son for one case of suspected child abuse and a teething toy and child carrier for two others, according to court documents filed Thursday.
A 31-year-old Helena, Montana man accused of shooting his wife and the couple's nanny has made an initial appearance in District Court.
Jeremy S. MacGregor is charged with two counts of attempted deliberate homicide for the April 15 shooting. MacGregor was read the charges filed against him on Thursday. He will enter a plea during an arraignment scheduled for May 20.
The release of the new Family Nanny Robot proves that China doesn't plan on letting Japan completely take over the work of eliminating human jobs. Developed by Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation Co. Ltd., the robot can essentially act as a temporary caretaker for children and the elderly with the ability to detect gas leaks, alert the fire or police authorities, as well as text the owner in certain situations. Equipped with sensors that allow it to navigate the interior of any home, the robot only needs 2 hours of charging to operate for 8 hours. The company plans to introduce the robot to the commercial market for 10,000 yuan ($1,500) in the next five years.