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Parents Allegedly Poisoned Disabled Boy To Death, Took Out Credit Cards In Son’s Name

Erica Claudette White and Michael Robert Schullerm are accused of murdering the former’s disabled son. Now, according to AJC, investigations reveal the couple had taken out several credit cards in the child’s name, causing investigators to wonder if there was a “poisoning for profit” scheme behind the killing.

The child was given a lethal dose of codein in 2014. The couple had originally offered an alibi — they said they were at a nearby gun range while White’s daughter and husband babysat. The child become unresponsive and died at a nearby hospital. An autopsy revealed high levels of codein in the child’s body.

Police say that the motive for the death related to the couple’s desire to free themselves of the responsibility of the child’s care. The child had become brain damage after facing severe beatings from his biological father early in his life.

The suspects were found to have taken out credit cards

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Disturbing Video Shows Teens Slamming Disabled Girl’s Head Into Table, Burning Her Hands On BBQ

Three teenagers have been implicated in the brutal assault of a disabled 17-year-old in Victoria, Australia. The incident is being described by police as “one of the worst assaults in 30 years.”

According to News.com.au, two 15-year-olds and a 12-year-old tricked the disabled victim into going to a local Moe park, where they attacked her. The children posted video of the assault on social media.

The intellectually disabled teen had her face beaten, her broken phone smashed into her face, and her hands seared on a barbeque. She was also kicked and punched repeatedly.

The victim was taken to a hospital where she is expected to recover.

The victim’s mother has described the attack as “incomprehensible … The amount of times they pummelled her head into that picnic table is disgusting,” she said. “Her face is black and blue, she’s unrecognizable.”

“The footage is pretty graphic,” said Detective Senior Constable Michael Thek, who ackowledged that many

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Woman Arrested After 6-Year-Old Disabled Son Found Weighing Only 13 Pounds

A 6-year-old boy with developmental disabilities has been found living in a hotel covered in bruises and bed sores and weighing only 13 pounds. According to Fox13 Memphis, the Department of Children Services (DCS) had been looking for the boy’s mother, Andrea Caldwell, and her two sons for over eight months. Upon discovering them in a Memphis, Tennessee hotel room last week, DCS took away both of 32-year-old Caldwell’s children: the 6-year-old and a 4-year-old.

A DSC worker claimed the boy’s feeding tube was “dirty and clogged, and did not appear to be operable.” In addition to that, Caldwell was allegedly feeding the child baby formula, which did not meet his nutritional needs. Police said she was given free nutritional materials by social services, designed for the child’s needs, but that Caldwell failed to use them, Fox 13 Memphis reported.

The child also allegedly smelled of urine and he

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Prison Guards Mock Disabled Inmate Who Was Gassed To Death On Facebook

A handful of correctional officers are accused of mocking an inmate who died in a Carrabelle, Florida prison while begging for medical attention. The officers were responding to story published in the Miami Herald last week about an active lawsuit against corrections for the death of Randall Jordan-Aparo. They called the dead inmate a “b*tch” and other names on a private Facebook page dedicated to Florida corrections officers.

Jordan-Aparo, 27, allegedly spent four entire days begging for medical help. According to court records, medical staff dismissed his desire to take him to a hospital and instead gave him mere Tylenol pills for his ailments. According to the Miami Herald, he suffered from a rare genetic blood disorder, which was noted in his prison medical file.

When Jordan-Aparo disagreed with his treatment, he was allegedly put in an isolation cell where he was sprayed with a “chemical restraint agent.”

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White Restaurant Manager Accused Of Enslaving Black Disabled Employee

A white resturant manager in South Carolina is accused of enslaving a black employee. According to the Post-Courier, 52-year-old Bobby Paul Edwards of Lakeside Drive is facing a charge of forced labor for his treatment of Christopher Smith at JJ Cafeteria.

Smith had worked for 23 years at the restaurant. The allegations came to light after state social workers received a tip from someone concerned for his safety. According to prosecutors, Edwards “used force, threats of force, physical restraint and coercion” to get Smith to work. Smith, who has an intellectual disability, was said to work 18-hour shifts six days a week. He often worked without breaks and had been hit with a frying pan, burned with grease-covered tongs and beaten with butcher knives, belt buckles and fists “while being called the N-word repeatedly,” per his lawyers.

His salary was less than $3,000 a year.

Edwards’ lawyer asserts his innocence. If found

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Mom Marries Boyfriend Accused Of Killing Her 19-Month-Old Disabled Daughter A Year After Death

A Salt Lake City man has been charged in the death of his wife’s daughter.

According to Deseret News, 29-year-old Jake Don Jensen has been charged with child abuse homicide, a first-degree felony, and child abuse in the death of a 19-month-old girl.

The charges stem from a January 2016 incident, in which the toddler was having a seizure. Jensen and the child’s mother (then-girlfriend) Stephanie Mahaffey Jensen refused on-site care and told emergency personnel that they would take the girl to the doctor soon.

Two days later, the child had another seizure and was taken to the hospital early the next morning. She “never regained consciousness,” per the charges. Doctors discovered that the child’s legs had been broken and were in various stages of healing, but the parents never reported broken bones. They believed the injuries were “most consistent with severe child physical abuse, given the lack of any other adequate explanation for either her broken legs

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Disabled Man Gets Ticket For Walking Too Slow After He’s Hit By SUV While Crossing Street

A Colorado man in a wheelchair apparently got a ticket because he could not cross the road during the crossing signal, KDVR-TV reported.

Kyle Wolfe said he was crossing the street in downtown Denver but could not make it through the intersection in the 20 seconds that it was his right of way. 

He was 5 feet from the curb when an SUV hit him, Wolfe said, totaling his wheelchair and leaving him with scrapes and bruises. 

And, to his surprise, Wolfe received a ticket after the incident for disobeying the traffic signal.

“I was very shocked that a pedestrian that has the right of way got a ticket,” Wolfe said to KDVR.

A police spokesman said that Wolfe can contest his ticket in court, but Wolfe said the issue lies with the speed of the crossing light.

“That is not fast enough for a handicap person to get across a cross walk,” Wolfe said.

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter …

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Parents Caught Abusing Their Disabled Kids After Daughter Secretly Films Facebook Video Of The Assault

A Facebook video caught a pair of parents allegedly abusing some of the disabled children they adopted. John, 55, and Joyce Bell, 57 share nine adopted children together. One of them, Krystal Bell, shot a video which showed screaming and a child being hit. On the video, John can be seen hitting his 16-year-old autistic son while screaming, “I will hit you in the f***ing mouth.”

It wasn’t the first time alleged violence took place in the home. According to WHO-TV, police have responded to the address over 50 times since 2008. In one call, one of the children was “threatening to kill everyone and was hitting a sibling and the father.” In another, the parents were “smacking the brothers around and threatening to put them in the hospital.”

After Krystal gave the video to Watchdog, in addition to others she taped secretly to document abuse, the parents were charged with

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Teens Film Disabled Man Drowning In Pond While They Just Watch And Laugh

A group of teens mocked and laughed at a disabled Florida man drowning in a pond. They recorded the drowning and their mockery of it on video.

Jamel Dunn, 32, cried out for help as he struggled to stay afloat.

“Get out the water, you gonna die,” one teen yelled.

“Ain’t nobody fixing to help you, you dumb (expletive),” another one shouted in the video.

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After Dunn’s head disappeared, one of the teens said, “Oh, he just died.”

The teenagers, ages 14 to 16, left the area without helping Dunn or calling the police, according to Florida Today.

“He started to struggle and scream for help, and they just laughed. They didn’t call the police,” Cocoa Police Department spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez said.

Police found Dunn’s body last Friday. His fiancée reported him missing, according to a police press release.

A friend of Dunn’s saw the video on social

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