A 2-year-old girl was pronounced dead on Monday after being beaten with a video game controller by her mother's boyfriend. The girl's mother, Neida Baez, overheard the beating from another room but did nothing until her boyfriend told her that the child was unconscious. The boyfriend, Harve Johnson, has been charged with homicide, assault, and reckless endangerment (the mother has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child). [AP via Reformer]

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@BAngieB: I understand your point, but single mothers are people too. I wouldn't have expected my mother to not date when I was growing up. I WOULD expect her to beat the shit out of and call the cops on any man that would try to abuse me in any way. I remember as a kid I would go get in bed with my mother every single night, so she would make her boyfriends sleep on the couch. I would wake up and laugh at them sleeping on the living room couch. I think a lot of these women are just looking for someone to take care of them, without thinking about their child, which IS fucked up, but I doubt it has much to do with sex.