Woman escapes death penalty for strangling twins

Woman pleads guilty, gets life in twin killings:

32-year-old Sherie Shantel Simms of Baton Rouge pleaded guilty to the strangulation deaths of her 6-year-old twin sons Samuel and Soloman. By doing so she’s been spared a dance with the needle and was given two concurrent life sentences.

In May of 2007 Simms gave her sons Tylenol PM then strangled them with an extension cord because ‘she was tired of struggling to make ends meet.’ She allegedly tried to overdose herself but obviously failed there as well.

So you were tired of struggling to make ends meet. Boo-hoo. Welcome to life sister. We all struggle. You couldn’t put your kids up for adoption or asked a relative for assistance? The failed OD attempt makes me wonder how hard did she actually try to kill herself.

Again if you’re going to off yourself be ‘man’ and go alone.

Thanks to Lori for the tip.

Man beats daughter and shaves her head for skipping school

Father allegedly beat teen daughter, shaved her head for skipping school:

41-year-old Mariano Tapia of Mercedes, Texas was arrested on charges of child abuse. Police were called to Mercedes Junior High School on a report of a student with facial injuries. Police brought the girl to the police station where the girl’s mother told police of the abuse.

It’s alleged that Tapia was so mad that his 14-year-old daughter skipped class the day before that he slammed his daughters head into the wall, beat her with a broomstick and an extension cord, and then shaved her head. The mom claims she tried to intervene but was met with a rolling pin from Tapia.

Tapia is being held on $175K bond.

Just another big man who gets off pushing women around. Hopefully the mother will take her daughter and get out so we don’t see Tapia’s name on this site again.

Thanks to JoAnna for the tip.