UnHappy Mother's Day: Top Ten Worst of the Worst Moms in the Valley
No doubt many moms enjoyed breakfast in bed, flowers or some chocolaty goodness today in honor of Mother's Day. But, as New Times' blogger/reporter Matt Hendley has extensively documented, not all women deserve such special treatment.
We can think of a few things these women -- some of the worst mothers in the Valley -- deserve, but flowers and chocolate wouldn't be among them.
Unfortunately, it wasn't difficult to compile a list of women accused of horrific abuse, failing to protect their children or killing them:
Jerice Hunter: Charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, 5-year-old Jhessye Shockley. Hunter has served prison time for past abuse of her other children. Police believe that Jhessye was thrown in a Tempe trash can, and her body was likely taken to a landfill.
Laurie Kelly: Sentenced to 30 days jail and four years of probation for giving homeless people beer in exchange for babysitting her 6-year-old daughter.
She told cops she bought beers for random strangers in the park, and asked them to watch her daughter while she went to "make some money" by selling "her body for sexual favors," according to court documents.