Alabama is apparently jealous of Florida for its knuckle-dragging.
Not to be outdone, an 8-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the beating death of Kelci Lewis, a 1-year-old, while his mother went out clubbing, according to Birmingham AL police.
The girl’s mom, Katerra Lewis, has been charged with manslaughter in the case. That makes sense except the 27-year-old mother is probably going to be found to be not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Who else but an imbecile would leave a 1-year-old in the custody of an 8-year old?
Said police lieutenant Sean Edwards at a Tuesday news conference: “It is believed while the mother and friend were at the club, the 8-year-old viciously attacked the 1-year-old because the 1-year-old would not stop crying. The 1-year-old suffered from severe head trauma as well as major internal organ damage which ultimately lead to her death.”
According to police, Lewis and a friend left their kids alone around 11 pm on October 10 to go to a club. At least five children were left alone, none older than 8. When the women returned around 2 am, they didn’t check on the children.
Lewis found her baby unresponsive in her crib eight hours later and called authorities. The Jefferson County Coroner ruled the death a homicide.
But I ask you: who else but the imbeciles in the Birmingham Police Department would even entertain holding an 8-year-old responsible for murder? Lieutenant Edwards said the Birmingham Police Department had never charged someone so young with murder before. Gee, do you think there’s a good reason for that?
As for the infant’s mother, the cost could go well beyond any possible sentence if convicted of manslaughter. “I think her punishment is going to be something she’ll have to live with the rest of her life, her actions that night, choosing the club over taking care of her 1-year-old,” Edwards said. Ya think?
That little boy is going to have some lifelong issues, too—especially if the courts don’t see some reason and dismiss the charges considering his age.
The 8-year-old is in the custody of the state Department of Human Resources. If this were a real HR department, maybe they’d offer him a job on the police department. We value cops who kill.
74° and Partly Cloudy