Children Safety

Parents have a duty to keep their children safe. The following is a recent article from the Associated Press about the dangers of having a snake in the home:

The Associated Press
OXFORD, Fla. — Authorities say the mother of a little girl who was suffocated by a pet python has been charged in the child’s death.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Jaren Ashley Hare and her boyfriend, 32-year-old Charles Jason Darnell, were both charged Monday with manslaughter, third degree murder and child abuse in the July 1 death of 2-year-old Shaianna Hare. The mother reportedly turned herself in Monday afternoon, and Darnell was already in jail on an unrelated drug charge.

Authorities say Darnell found the 8-foot python wrapped around the girl the morning of her death. He stabbed it several times, and it eventually released her. A medical examiner determined that the girl died from asphyxiation.

Hare and Darnell were each being held on $35,000 bail.

     Posted on September 15, 2009 at 1:52 pm | No comment

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