Friday, November 6, 2009

Forgetful Fools

Some people are just not very smart, shouldn't abuse drugs and, most importantly, should be allowed to procreate. There we said it.Chrystina Lynn Mercer, from Chipley, Fla. reported her 7-month-old daughter Shannon Dedrick, pictured, missing last Saturday. Hundreds of people spent days looking for the infant, but they didn't find her because Chrystina gave the baby to Susan Baker, the babysitter, who then hid it -- in a box! -- under her bed.What? Did she not think the police will look there?But the story gets even more convoluted. Susan, who we hear is Shannon's aunt, wrote a letter to Florida governor Charlie Crist to complain that Chrystina and her husband have been abusing the infant and were using drugs in front of her and that the couple has been committing welfare fraud.According to the AP, investigators frequently went to the infant's home from August to late September and reported that both parents used marijuana and kept a messy home. But they said the baby seemed to be cared for and in September, a physician determined that she was healthy and expressed "no concerns regarding the baby."But wait, Susan has a few skeletons in her closet. In 2000 she was investigated in the disappearance of her stepson and in served time in prison for physically abusing a 6-year-old girl in her care.Now she and Chrystina are facing charges.


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