There isn't much more that can be said other than that. I'll let the news piece speak for itself:
Vincent Terry, Hassell's boyfriend, left with the 11-month-old boy to run an errand, so Hassell delivered the baby alone in the bathtub. According to a Marion County Sheriff's Office report, Hassell even cut the umbilical cord with her teeth.Her other child, 11 months old, is in state custody. There are no words, people.
"At one point, according to her telling investigators, the baby stopped breathing," said Judge Cochran, public information officer for the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Hassell's first call wasn't to 911, though. It was to her boyfriend, who she told to hurry up and get back to the motel. But, as Terry sped to return, he was pulled over by Marion County deputies. He was wanted for attempted murder in Colorado.
Barrett Griner IV said he opened a jury summons addressed to "IV Griner," which is the name of his 5-year-old German Shepherd.
"It was just funny. I got mail for my dog. I hope that the judge finds it kind of humorous. That's all I need is to have the local county and judge think I'm making a mockery of his courtroom," said Griner.
Court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County blame the mix up on a computer glitch. Mark Sprock, the local trial court administrator, said the court did not actually request that a dog serve on a jury. He said a computer probably misread Griner's numerical suffix IV as his first name.
"It probably picked up that IV, which is usually after his name, from one of the databases and put it into his first name slot in the jury system," Mr Sprock said.
At any rate, it sure would be funny if a dog were part of a jury. With our canine companions being so friendly, they would probably find all defendants innocent!