Month: October 2012

Gadget store heist: Mom made me do it | Technically Incorrect – CNET News

Moms can dominate their sons sometimes.

They see in their little boys something they possibly didn’t see in their own husbands — obedience, perhaps.

I foray into psychological waters only because of a fascinating legal case involving a heist at the PC World store in Kingston, U.K.

It seems that gunmen allegedly marauded in, pointed fake Uzis at the staff, and stole 38,000 British pounds (around $61,000). However, in the midst of their bravado, they started arguing about whether to steal some laptops, too, and ran away separately.

Police managed to track down one of the robbers, Michael Ward, after a few days. He was said by the police to be “not a deep thinker.” Soon, it transpired that he and his accomplice had enjoyed inside help, according to authorities.

It came from 22-year-old Anthony Bradley. He had recruited Ward and another man.

Bradley’s defense was startlingly human, however.

It amounted to: “My mom made me do it.”

Mina Bradley also worked at PC World, a computer superstore chain in the U.K. She was the assistant manager. It was she who had given the robbers vital security details that allowed them to gain access, steal the cash, and frighten the staff.

She insisted that it was nothing to do with her, until she heard that her own son was going to offer testimony that, well, it was all her idea.

Mina Bradley got seven years, her son only three.

via Gadget store heist: Mom made me do it | Technically Incorrect – CNET News.

THE WEEKLY VICE: Cynthia Gonzalez Gave Her Daughter A Severe Beating For Christmas – Child Now Permanently Impaired

Longview, TX (The Weekly Vice) – Cynthia Gonzalez, a 26-year-old Texas woman was jailed Friday after she allegedly fractured her toddler daughter’s skull while knocking her teeth out.

According to police, an investigation was launched Dec. 26 after a 2-year-old girl child arrived to Longview Hospital with a fractured skull, several punched out teeth, multiple bruises and bleeding on the brain.

Several family witnesses told detectives that Gonzales routinely punched the toddler in the face when she would cry or vomit.

One of Gonzalez’ children told detectives that her mother stated that she wanted to sell the toddler to someone else so she wouldn’t have to care for her anymore.

Two children also told detectives that Gonzalez refused to take the injured child to a hospital until the family had finished eating and opened presents.

Gonzalez told detectives that the child was injured after falling out of bed, however, a medical evaluation confirmed that the child’s injuries were inconsistent with Gonzalez’ explanation.

Gonzalez was booked into the Gregg County Jail on a charge of injury to a child with serious bodily injury. She remains in jailed in lieu of $100,000 bond.

via THE WEEKLY VICE: Cynthia Gonzalez Gave Her Daughter A Severe Beating For Christmas – Child Now Permanently Impaired.

THE WEEKLY VICE: Judge Orders Father/Daughter Couple To End Their Incestuous Relationship

Dunedin, New Zealand (The Weekly Vice) – A 32-year-old father from New Zealand and his 18-year-old daughter have been ordered by a judge to end their incestuous relationship after the couple had a child together and insisted they were in love with one another.

The unnamed couple, who pleaded guilty to one count of incest last June, appeared in Dunedin District Court on Tuesday for sentencing.

According to prosecutors, the father began an incestuous relationship with his daughter when she turned 16. The couple, who have lived together as “man and wife” for about two years, have a 1-year-old child together.

The teenager told the court that she was in love with her father and considered him to be her husband.

According to court records, the man’s daughter was conceived during an incestuous relationship that he had with his foster mother. The alleged mother/son relationship took place when the father was 13-years-old and his foster mother was 30-years-old.

via THE WEEKLY VICE: Judge Orders Father/Daughter Couple To End Their Incestuous Relationship.

THE WEEKLY VICE: Jeffrey Reynolds – Charged With Cutting Baby Out Of Wife’s Womb, Stabbing Infant To Death

Walker, Louisiana The Weekly Vice – Jeffery Reynolds, a 31-year-old Walker man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly used a knife to cut out his wife’s unborn baby before stabbing the infant to death.According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to the couple’s home at around 11:15 a.m. after receiving an emergency call.When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 28-year-old pregnant woman who had been stabbed in the abdomen with a knife or another sharp object before her unborn child was cut out of her womb.Investigators say the victim, who was 7-and-a-half months pregnant, was rushed to a local hospital, where she is now listed in stable condition. The baby, however, was also stabbed and did not survive the assault.

via THE WEEKLY VICE: Jeffrey Reynolds – Charged With Cutting Baby Out Of Wife’s Womb, Stabbing Infant To Death.