Thursday, July 28, 2005
Parent of the year awards
The first one goes out to the Idaho man who raped his 14 year old sister in law, was sent to jail, came back and tries to murder his daughter (probably because she resisted his advances) by stabbing her multiple times and leaving her for dead in the forest.
- A convicted rapist wanted in the near-fatal stabbing of his 12-year-old daughter was arrested Wednesday after wandering into a convenience store following nearly a week on the run in the rugged Idaho mountains.
John R. Tuggle, 37, was dirty, hungry and wearing camouflage when he showed up at the gas station, and the clerk became suspicious and called authorities.
Tuggle had been sought since July 20, when his daughter was stabbed repeatedly and left for dead on the side of a mountain road. She was found hours later by campers who heard her yell. The girl remained in serious condition Wednesday.
"We have been struggling with why someone would commit such a violent act upon one of their own children or anyone else," the statement said.
- A mother was under arrest Wednesday on child endangerment and other charges after authorities said she abandoned her 4-year-old son on the Capital Beltway, then struck him with her car when he tried to get back in.
The boy was treated at a hospital for cuts and bruises, police said. He later was placed in the custody of a child protective services agency.
Police picked him up after receiving a call late Tuesday night from motorist who said she had found a child wandering along Interstate 495.
"I said, 'Why are you out here?' And he said, 'My mommy left me. She was angry and she pushed me out of the car,'" the driver, who asked not to be identified, told WJLA-TV.