Quantcast
Connect with us

Indiana woman beat disabled son for opening Christmas gifts early: police

Published

on

An Indiana woman was charged this week after she allegedly beat her two sons for opening their Christmas gifts too early.

Greenfield police said that 36-year-old Sascha D. Collins’ sons, ages 7 and 9, told investigators that they found the Christmas gifts hidden in their mom’s closet and opened them, according to the Greenfield Reporter.

The boys said that their mother flew into a rage when she woke up and discovered that the gifts had been unwrapped. They indicated Collins threw them against the wall and beat them with a belt. One of the boys reportedly suffers from a mental disability.

ADVERTISEMENT

A teen daughter told police that her mother began drinking late Saturday, and then snorted half of a crushed hydrocodone pill before falling asleep around 5 a.m. on Sunday. The girl returned home at around 10 a.m. to find her brothers in intense pain.

Collins admitted to police that she “just lost it” and “went overboard.” But the mother insisted that her sons had caused many of the marks on their bodies by fighting with each other. She said that she had no recollection of beating them with a belt, and that she believed she hit them with a plastic spoon.

Collins was charged with one count of battery to a person under the age of 14 and one count of battery to a disabled person. She pleaded not guilty to the charges during a Tuesday court appearance. Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison.

Watch the video report below from WTTV.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Commentary

Fox News commentator Sean Hannity appears to be knee-deep in Trump’s Ukraine scandal — despite his denials

Published

on

Fox News host Sean Hannity raved that he never spoke with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about ousted Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch after a third witness confirmed the alleged call to impeachment investigators.

David Hale, the undersecretary of State for political affairs, testified under oath that Yovanovitch was the victim of a baseless smear campaign led by Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney of President Donald Trump, which led to her ouster. According to a transcript of the closed-door deposition released Monday, the smears originally stemmed from the conservative columnist John Solomon, who wrote in The Hill that former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko had claimed that Yovanovitch gave him a “do not prosecute list.” Lutsenko later retracted that claim.

Continue Reading

Facebook

Will Sondland turn on Trump? Watch live coverage of Day 4 of the Trump impeachment hearings

Published

on

On Wednesday the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold its fourth public impeachment hearing looking into allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office by attempting to pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky into announcing an investigation that would benefit the president politically in return for releasing $400 million in much-needed security aid.

Continue Reading
 

Commentary

A historian explains why Robert E. Lee wasn’t a hero — he was a traitor

Published

on

There’s a fabled moment from the Battle of Fredericksburg, a gruesome Civil War battle that extinguished several thousand lives, when the commander of a rebel army looked down upon the carnage and said, “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” That commander, of course, was Robert Lee.

The moment is the stuff of legend. It captures Lee’s humility (he won the battle), compassion, and thoughtfulness. It casts Lee as a reluctant leader who had no choice but to serve his people, and who might have had second thoughts about doing so given the conflict’s tremendous amount of violence and bloodshed. The quote, however, is misleading. Lee was no hero. He was neither noble nor wise. Lee was a traitor who killed United States soldiers, fought for human enslavement, vastly increased the bloodshed of the Civil War, and made embarrassing tactical mistakes.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image