Baby Hospitalized With Blood-Alcohol Level of .33
An Atlanta babysitter was jailed after admitting she gave a potentially lethal amount of wine to an infant in her care, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported late Wednesday. Tammy Denise Truitt, 41, confessed in court to giving the nine-month-old baby boy wine in a sippy cup to make the infant fall asleep.
Mother AND Nanny Abuse Toddler
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that the mother of a 2-year-old girl and the girl’s babysitter have been charged with child abuse after an incident Wednesday that left the toddler in critical condition.
The Sheriff’s Office said medics responded to the babysitter’s home on Fourth Street in Walterboro after a 911 call shortly after 10 am and found that the child was not breathing and had “numerous amounts of trauma in various stages of healing."
Fred Portella, 44, Said To Have Participated In Act With Woman & Her 15-Year-Old Babysitter
A shocker in the northern suburbs: a correction officer who recently ran for school board is charged with raping a teenager. Elyse Mahoney reacted with disbelief to the rape charge against her neighbor, 44-year-old Fred Portella, a Westchester County correction officer for 21 years who last month ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Lakeland school board.
Boy Watched by Sitter Hit by Car
A 4-year-old boy who was hit in Phoenix by a car that fled the scene earlier this week remained in the hospital Friday with life-threatening injuries.
Maricopa County Superior Court documents state that doctors indicated the boy sustained internal decapitation.
Trial Ordered in Toddler's Death
Dr. P. Douglas Kelley testified Thursday that a 22-month-old toddler did not sustain all these injuries in an accidental fall down stairs, as the boy's babysitter Renee Kuehl claimed following his death in November 2007.