Tuesday Jul 22
Social Media Feeds Rare Syndrome
Amid the case of a mother who allegedly poisoned her 5-year-old son with sodium, experts say the Internet has contributed to the number of Munchausen by proxy cases, estimated from one study to be more than 600 a year in the U.S. Social media offers an endless array of people who are instantly accessible and endlessly supportive.
Lawyer: Don't prejudge woman in son's poison death
A lawyer asked the public Wednesday not to rush to judgment in the case of a young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by poisoning him with salt, but he offered no details in her defense.
Kentucky pastor charged in Tennessee with raping juvenile
The Tennessean reported that Roy Neal Yoakem, 46, was charged Monday with aggravated statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure.