The Colorado Springs mother of a 6-week-old boy who starved — despite being seen by a doctor and social worker just days before his death — was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison. Donica Mirabal, 24, had faced up to 32 years after pleading guilty in September of negligently causing Zayden Ostrander's death in February 2017. An autopsy found that Zayden had a “total absence of fat tissue, even microscopically,” leaving the boy's skin hanging “like an oversize piece of clothing,” Deputy County Coroner Daniel Lingamfelter testified by phone.“That definitely would have taken more than just a few days for that to develop,” Lingamfelter said. "There’s no way that’s not intentional.”Fourth Judicial District Judge Marla Prudek sentenced Mirabal after a daylong hearing focused on grim details of the child’s decline. Woman avoids prison in drowning death of 9-year-old at Colorado Springs hotel … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs mother sentenced in 6-week-old son’s starvation
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BABIES' and toddlers' lives are full of significant milestones and it's hard for their parents to avoid worrying if they don't reach them within expected time frames.So if a baby doesn't get its first tooth by around six months of age, or start to walk by the time it's about one, some mums and dads can start to fret that their child isn't developing normally – and 10 per cent even feel they've failed as a parent.And to make matters worse, research suggests 82 per cent of parents compare their child's development against their peers, and one in five make comparisons to friends' little ones on social media.The Lego Duplo research found dads are likely to spend more time checking their child's progress than mums, while first-time parents spend longer checking on milestones each week.GP and parenting expert Dr Ellie Cannon says it can be overwhelming for parents if their child isn't doing something by the time they're 'meant to be', but she stresses they should try to remember that … [Read more...] about Development milestones: How can you tell if your child is progressing normally?
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain July 11, 2018 9:13 pm Change Font Size Court proposes finances from independent sources for maintenance The Supreme Court has granted six weeks’ time to the Ministry of Women and Child Development to take a final call on the issue of engaging trained personnel in the creche in the Supreme Court premises while also asking the Registry to consider the possibility of designating members of the staff who are trained in giving basic lessons to children aged three to six years, in case the staff is outsourced. The court also proposed securing finances from independent sources for upkeep and maintenance of the creche which became functional on the apex court premises on May 1 following a PIL by advocate Anindita Pujari and argued by Indira Jaising. “We grant the Ministry of Women and Child Development six weeks further time to finalize the issue with regard to provision for placing the services … [Read more...] about Centre Gets 6 Weeks To Take Call On Engaging Trained Staff For Creche On SC Premises [Read Order]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain July 4, 2018 3:38 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court has asked the Allahabad High Court to consider and decide within six weeks the representation made before it by the petitioner against a provision in the Allahabad High Court Rules calling for a mandatory 10-day notice to the government counsel before a bail plea is made. Petitioner Syed Mohammad Haider Rizvi, a lawyer presently working for a telecom company, had moved the apex court seeking quashing of the “illegal” Rule 18(3a) of Chapter XVIII of the Allahabad High Court Rules saying it is against the basic concept of right to life and personal liberty. It is to be noted that as per the said rule, save in exceptional circumstances, no order granting bail shall be made on an application unless notice thereof has been given to the government advocate and not less than ten days have elapsed between the giving of such notice and … [Read more...] about SC Asks Allahabad HC To Decide Representation Against 10-Day Bail Rule In 6 Weeks [Read Order]
0 Post a comment Monday, 18 June 2018 - Community News by Sam Acourt - Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette @@AcourtSamantha [email protected] Residents are taking to the polls next week in a referendum to decide whether or not to accept the Neighbourhood Plan. Residents in Bantham, Buckland and Thurlestone will shortly have the opportunity to shape the future development of their parish over the next decade and beyond. On Thursday, June 28, residents can vote in a referendum on the parish’s neighbourhood plan which, if approved by a majority vote, will help shape development in terms of its location and the type of development it needs, including housing, leisure amenities and business activities.The plan is only the third neighbourhood plan to go to referendum in the South Hams, alongside Newton and Noss, which has its referendum the same day. The Ivybridge Neighbourhood Plan was adopted on December 7, 2017 and the Ugborough Neighbourhood … [Read more...] about Parish to go to the polls next week for referendum