27-year-old Christopher Kuhn, of Hamilton, New Jersey, is a heartless selfish bastard of the highest order. Not only did he allegedly cause the motor vehicle accident that killed his own 2-year-old son, but the reason he did it was so petty it’s almost hard to believe.
Kuhn was said to have tried to shoplift a soundbar for a TV from a WalMart in Levittown, Pennsylvania. He reportedly had his 2-year-old son, Qadan Kuhn, in tow. When security saw Kuhn trying to steal the $228 speaker, Kuhn tried using his son as a human shield to put distance between him and security. When Kuhn made it to the parking lot he put his son in the vehicle and took the time to put a sweatshirt over the license plate. What he didn’t take the time to do was secure his son into the vehicle in any way.
While fleeing the scene, Kuhn ran a red light where he was t-boned by another vehicle. The impact caused the vehicle to roll and his son to be ejected from the vehicle. Then comes one of the most heartless things I’ve ever read.
Authorities told CBS Philly that as his son lay dying in the street, Kuhn walked over to the small boy — then stepped over his body and fled on foot.
A 2-year-old boy now lies dead just so this assclown could get better sound out of his TV without having to pay for it. What makes you think you deserve to take anything for free? What have you accomplished in your life that entitles you to anything? It’s obviously not your parenting or domestic skills since you’ve been arrested for holding a screwdriver to Qadan’s mother’s throat while she held him. You are lower than vermin and didn’t deserve to have any kind of guardianship over that poor child who died in such a violent manner. It’s too bad that in Pennsylvania you’re only looking at a max of 40 years for third-degree murder charges. Hopefully the ancillary charges of theft, homicide by vehicle and endangering the welfare of children will keep you incarcerated for the rest of your wretched and worthless life.
If you’re so inclined, a GoFundMe has been set up to help with Qadan’s funeral expenses.
Thanks to Moon for the tip.
Nowell Harrison Riddle
I can’t stress this enough, if something of yours is stolen through craigslist or shows up on craigslist, report it to the police and let them do their job. As I’ve mentioned previously, the media loves to run stories where people circumvented police in order to get their stolen belongings back, however, if something were to go wrong you could end up in dire straits.
For example, take 31-year-old Nowell Harrison Riddle of Lyman, South Carolina. Mr. Riddle was selling a motorcycle on craigslist. The man posing as the buyer took off with the bike after claiming he was taking it for a test drive. Riddle then reported the theft to Spartanburg County deputies. Things should have ended there, but while Riddle was out in his vehicle he spotted the man on the stolen bike. Riddle called deputies again, but then allegedly took matters into his own hands by running the man down with his car after the alleged bike thief tried to leave the scene. Riddle is said to have killed 36-year-old Steven Russell Ridenour, of Greer, South Carolina, after striking him with his car and dragging him for a short distance. Riddle has also been charged with child endangerment because he had his infant son in the car with him when he is said to have killed Ridenour. Ridenour is said to have died from blunt force trauma to the head.
I don’t care if the guy rode the motorcycle onto your front yard, did donuts and wheelies before flipping you off and driving away. Under no circumstances was lethal force necessary in this situation. Riddle’s intent may not have been to kill Ridenour but that’s what happened and that can’t be changed. Now because of either impatience or uncontrolled anger issues, an infant boy may now have to grow up without his father while he sits in jail. There is no motorcycle worth that.
Accused Mom Turns Herself In:
A lot of times when I write a DUI story we all have a laugh at the idiot who got behind the wheel drunk with their kids in the car but in those cases the child wasn’t hurt. In this story there will be no joking around.
In the middle of January 24-year-old Megan Douglas was driving along Highway 77 near Lyons, Nebraska when she crossed over the line and struck another car head on. Police say that she was driving in excess of 80 miles per hour when she struck the other car. Miraculously no one in the other vehicle was seriously hurt. Unfortunately Douglas’ 4-year-old son Zachery was ejected from the car and died on the scene.
Neither Douglas nor Zachary were wearing any kind of restraints. Police say that Douglas had a BAC of .216. That’s almost 3 times the legal limit which means she was pretty well shitfaced while driving with her son unrestrained in the car.
I hope those cans of Natty Ice or whatever it was you got hammered on were worth it since they cost you the life of your son.
She’s looking at 20 to life but what I think ‘they’ should do with her and all murderous drunk drivers is sell them to the car companies to be used as real crash test dummies. I’m sure they can get more realistic results that way.
Thanks to Erica for the tip.
KSP charges woman with murder in baby’s death:
Woman Charged With Murder After Crash:
Infant Killed in Crash, Mother Charged:
30-year-old Amy Griffin has been charged with murder by the Kentucky State Police after they say she flipped her SUV while under the influence of drugs killing her 9-month-old child. Her 5-year-old was also in the vehicle at the time and sustained injuries.
Also police say that some of her family members towed the vehicle home and took the children with them. So to me that would seem like instead of calling 911 like a normal person that she called her family instead who allegedly helped her in tampering with evidence.
That sounds more like someone who was more concerned about not having their license taken away rather than the welfare of her own child.
Thanks to Marci for the tip.
I received an e-mail the other day from someone who attended the candlelight vigil for Sam Udomeh. He’s the 11-year-old boy that was killed by his mother, Sandra Renia Joseph, when she allegedly struck him repeatedly with her SUV.
In my original post I wondered if there was a part of the story that we were missing. In the e-mail I received the person said that they were told by Jospeh’s long time friends that Joseph did have a history of bi-polar disorder but it was unknown if she was on medication or not.
The e-mailer also wanted me to know that prior to this that by all accounts Joseph was a dedicated mother to Sam.
Investigators say mother admitted to running over 11-year-old son:
49-year-old Sandra Renia Joseph of Lafayette, Louisiana has allegdly admitted to police that she ran over her 11-year-old son, Sam Udomeh, repeatedly with her SUV.
Joseph is a former Lafayette police officer who was currently working for DSS in Lafayette.
Investigators have said that there were multiple points of impact on Sam’s body. The likely cause of death was blunt force trauma.
Joseph allegedly admitted to police that she ran over her son on purpose. The only thing missing from this story is a motive which police have not commented on.
Something just doesn’t feel right about this story. I’m not saying that Joseph shouldn’t have been arrested but it almost feels like there was some outside contributing factor that we haven’t heard about yet like maybe drugs or mental illness even though Joseph has a history of neither.
Thanks to Tina for the tip.
Teen Who Admitted To Crash On MySpace: Guilty Plea:
Heather Ann Tucci, the 18-year-old who basically confessed to vehicular homicde on her MySpace, has pleaded guilty to the charges.
On the night of Aug. 19, Tucci was driving around Bald Eagle Lake with three friends when she failed to negotiate a turn and struck a tree. Two male passengers in the rear seat died — Joseph Renner, 19, of White Bear Lake and Joseph Shafer, 18, of White Bear Township.
According to a criminal complaint, Tucci had been drinking vodka shortly before the crash. Tests showed that her blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent, above the legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.
She will be sentenced in March and is looking at a minimum of eight years.
Tucci’s MySpace is still available.
MySpace, my confession?:
Heather Ann Tucci, an 18-year-old motorist accused of swigging vodka just before a crash in August that killed two of her friends, refused to talk with investigators about what happened.
But she apparently opened up on MySpace, admitting the crash was “my fault” and taking “full responsibility” for the deaths.
Now authorities are aiming to use those words against her. Investigators have obtained a search warrant to get records from MySpace to confirm that Tucci authored the posting.
Tucci is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the Aug. 19 wreck in White Bear Township. The one-car crash killed passenger Joseph Murphy Renner, 19, and Joseph E. Shafer, 19.
Tucci also was charged with criminal vehicular operation in connection with injuries her best friend, Samantha Eileen Ziebell, 18, suffered.
According to a criminal complaint, Tucci was drinking from a bottle of vodka while driving south on Everton Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Authorities said she failed to make a sharp left turn onto 120th Street on the east side of Bald Eagle Lake and struck a tree.
Tucci was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent, according to the complaint. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Marijuana also was found in the car, according to a Ramsey County sheriff’s investigator.
MySpace, a popular social-networking Web site, has a page with Tucci’s full name, date of birth and picture. Her profile includes the headline “RIP Renner and Shafer – I love you.”
A posting on the site states:
“I just want to let everyone know August 19 2006 Joe Renner and Joe Shafer died and me and Samatha were hurt. I’m sure a lot of you really don’t give a (expletive) about me. Fine whatever you have your reasons I don’t blame you but really think about it. Both of them knew what they were getting in to. Yes it’s my fault because I was the driver but think about how many of you did what I did. Now don’t get me wrong I take full responsability (sic) for everything that happened…. I never ment (sic) to do this. Like I said please learn from what I did.
Thanks to the article we also have Heather Tucci’s MySpace.