Cheyenne Corbett


17-year-old Cheyenne Corbett made some bad choices in her life.

First off, she had sex with her boyfriend without anything in the way of contraception. That’s always bad.

Second, Cheyenne Corbett neglected to get treatment or help as her pregnancy rolled along. Bad bad.

Third, Cheyenne lied to her parents and friends when they asked her repeatedly during her last four months of pregnancy if she was pregnant. Apparently she told some of them she was just getting fat, and others that she had miscarried. Bad!

Fourth, she ignored the labor pains she felt during band camp, went home and at 3 in the morning on the 22nd of July, 2006, gave birth to her baby girl in the shower. BAD!

Fifth, Cheyenne Corbett took the baby, wrapped her up in a towel and put her in an entertainment center instead of taking the baby somewhere that she wouldn’t suffocate to death.

Cheyenne did clean up the bathroom, though.

Point in her favor.

Her mother, noticing that Cheyenne was bleeding profusely, took her to the hospital, where the trained staff immediately recognized that she had just given birth. Instead of telling the nice people that there was a baby girl at her parent’s house, just waiting for someone to take care of her, Cheyenne told the hospital workers that she was only five months pregnant and that she had been having signs of going through a spontaneous abortion.

Further testing revealed the truth, and police were sent to Cheyenne Corbett’s parents’ house, where the baby was found in the entertainment center.

The lies continued for a while. Cheyenne Corbett told police that her boyfriend didn’t know he had gotten her pregnant, while in reality friends had taken them both to a clinic that had confirmed that Cheyenne was, in fact, pregnant.

Cheyenne told police that she was scared of what her parents would do when they found out she was pregnant, but her 18-year-old big sister had, not too long ago, given birth to an illegitimate child and her parents had been supportive.

Colorado authorities charged Cheyenne with first-degree murder and child abuse.

The lawyers saw that the case against Ms. Corbett was pretty good, and that their own defense was a little shaky, so they convinced Cheyenne to drop the “not guilty” plea and negotiate a shorter sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to a charge of child abuse resulting in death..

Cheyenne pled guilty to that charge on the 2nd of October, 2007. The judge will possibly give the now-18-year-old a sentence of somewhere between 16 to 48 years in prison.

Cheyenne Corbett will be sentenced on the 14th of December, 2007.

Update:

On the 14th of December, 2007, during her sentencing hearing, Cheyenne Corbett said she wanted to others to learn from her mistake when she hid her pregnancy from her family and friends and killed her newborn baby girl.

According to Cheyenne Corbett:

I don’t want anyone else to ever have to go through that. All I’m asking is keeping this from happening to one more family, one more baby. I would never mean to hurt anybody.

After Cheyenne’s statement, Mesa County District Court Judge Richard Gurley sentenced Corbett to 16 years in prison, the lowest amount of prison time allowed under Corbett’s previous guilty plea of a felony charge of child abuse resulting in death.


Michelle A. Tufts

Let’s face it.

You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.

Men are treated differently than women.

Take 30-year-old Michelle Tufts, for example.

If she had been born male and named Michael Tufts, she’d be facing a lot more time than she is now.

After all, if a 30-year-old man had cultivated a sexual relationship with a closely related 8-year-old girl, or boy, people would be yelling all day long to throw the creep into a pit and bury him there.

Well that’s exactly what Michelle Tufts did. She showed the 8-year-old relative some pornography and begged him to do some of those things to her. The boy refused and says that he tried to get away, but Michelle followed him to another room where she manipulated the situation to get what she wanted.

The boy, who thought that what Michelle had made him do was disgusting, told his grandmother, the grandmother told the police, and the police came and took away Michelle Tufts, who admitted to the police that this all took place.

On the 3rd of October, 2007, Michelle Tufts was arrested and charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child younger than 13 and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Michelle Tufts, despite her admitted molestation of an 8-year-old boy, is already setting the scene for her defense.

How, you ask?

Michelle’s claims of alcoholism, her feelings of loneliness and the sexual abuse she claims to have suffered as a child will be the keys to Michelle Tufts’s release.

How much do you wanna bet?

Amber Hill

22-year-old Amber Hill’s life had been disintegrating for a while.

Amber’s relationship with the father of her children, Jamie Cintron, had been going downhill.

Amber couldn’t concentrate on anything, much less the classes she had been taking at the Cleveland branch of Remington College so that she could get certified as a medical assistant.

She had two little girls to take care of, and it was a lot of work.

So Amber Hill, on the first of October, 2007, drowned little 4-year-old Jannelle Cintron, and 2-year-old Cecess Hill in the bathtub in her apartment.

Amber Hill called her babies’ daddy up and let him know that she didn’t have to worry about the kids anymore – that they “were at peace.”

Jamie Cintron drove to the apartment, rushed inside and found the dead children in the bathtub.

He pulled the bodies out and called the police, who arrested Amber Hill for murder.

The family has had a troubled past. Jamie Cintron has been found guilty of domestic violence against Amber Hill before, in both 2004 and 2006.

Amber Hill was placed on suicide watch in jail, where she was held on a two-million-dollar bond.

Rachel Anderson and Mitch Laputka

Ah, the joys of young love.

21-year-old Rachel C. Anderson and the love of her life, 21-year-old Mitch D. Laputka met in Utah. They found that they had a lot in common. They both liked to drink, they both liked to have sex, and they loved to go out and party.

After Rachel Anderson found herself pregnant, the parties ended for a little while and the happy couple decided to move back to Glendale, Wisconsin to be closer to Rachel’s family.

They both got a job at Glendale’s local Pizza Hut franchise.

Rachel Anderson gave birth to a boy in July of 2006. They named him Gabriel.

Life was good.

For them.

For Rachel Anderson’s son, Gabriel, life wasn’t so hot.

Apparently, Rachel Anderson’s maternal instinct never kicked in and she found that having a baby around seriously cut into her and Mitch’s party time.

Most of the money that they earned from their jobs at Pizza Hut ended up going into the “party fund,” which was used to buy alcohol.

Food for Gabriel wasn’t as high on their list of priorities.

When he went for his 6-month checkup in January, Gabriel was at the 30th percentile on the weight chart for babies his age – not too bad, but on the small side.

On the 12th of September, Gabriel Anderson was at the first percentile on the weight chart.

That was the day that the little 14-month-old guy was taken to the hospital by paramedics, who found the tyke in Rachel Anderson’s garbage-strewn apartment.

Paramedics described the apartment as “filthy” with trash scattered everywhere and dirty diapers and clothes thrown all over. According to the paramedics, they couldn’t set foot in the apartment without stepping on something.

Martha Stewart she isn’t, folks.

Gabriel Anderson had been left alone overnight, strapped into a stroller in a room with open windows and an outside overnight temperature hitting the low 40’s.

Think about that for a second, folks. A 14-month-old baby, strapped to a stroller, sitting in a dirty diaper, and crying all night, wondering when “mommy” and “daddy” are going to come rescue him and hold him and make him warm and possibly feed him.

And where were “mommy” and “daddy” while their child was slowly dying?

Mitch Laputka and Rachel Anderson were out partying, drinking and having a good time.

When the paramedics arrived and initiated medical assistance, they found Gabriel’s temperature was an incredibly low 84 degrees – 12 degrees below normal. The little boy was unresponsive and not breathing. He was covered with severe rashes.

Through the efforts of well-trained medical personnel, Gabriel came back to the land of the living after 21 minutes of CPR.

Mitch Laputka and Rachel Anderson were arrested and charged with first-degree reckless injury and child neglect.

Their interviews with police were interesting.

Mitch Laputka announced that he “didn’t do diapers” because it was Rachel’s job.

I don’t do the changing and Rachel’s one of those persons who will blow their nose and throw the tissue on the ground.

Rachel Anderson told authorities that she really didn’t like to change Gabriel’s diapers and didn’t change diapers more than once a day, sometimes less. Considering the pair fed the child what little leftover pizza, carrots and other food was left over from that day at work, I’m surprised he was able to poop more than once a week.

According to Rachel Anderson, strapping her baby to a stroller and leaving him there while she and Mitch were at work, or putting Gabriel in a playpen overnight while they went out to party wasn’t unusual. They did it all the time. Pizza Hut doesn’t allow kids behind the counter, and she didn’t think babies are much fun at parties.

We wanted to party, have a good time, go out and do things we wanted to do.

Rachel Anderson and Mitch Laputka each face a possible sentence of 25 years and nine months in prison.

Update:

Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Jeffrey A. Wagner sentenced 21-year-old Rachel Anderson to prison for three years and 21-year-old Mitch Laputka to prison for five years.

After calling the situation horrific three times and lambasting the couple for jeopardizing the little boy’s life in a Glendale apartment where dirty diapers and garbage were piled in mounds, Judge Wagner stated:

You just kind of pushed this little guy aside, to that child’s detriment, who didn’t have a chance to fight back.

Daniel Twomey

Daniel Twomey has to be feeling pretty low.

He’s the guy who, on was caught on surveilance video encouraging a toddler to slip under a convenient swinging door to a New Jersey boardwalk arcade and steal a purse left out by one of the workers nearby. The surveillance video was taken on the 23rd of September, 2007, just after midnight.

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52-year-old Daniel Twomey can be seen on the videotape pushing his 4-year-old granddaughter under the door with his foot. Once the little girl has the purse, Mr. Twomey picks up his granddaughter and walks out of the arcade.

This story was all over the news, which freaked Daniel Twomey out a little bit.

He made the mistake of using an ATM card taken from the victim’s purse and trying to use it at a 7-11 that he’d been caught shoplifting at in 2006. The card had been flagged as stolen and 7-11 turned over the tapes of who had used that ATM.

A detective recognized Daniel Twomey and called the ex-inmate on his cellphone.

Mr. Twomey said he was scared and that he didn’t want to go back to jail.

He’d been there before, after twice being sentenced to prison time for burglary and once being convicted of possession of crack cocaine.

Daniel Twomey was arrested on Saturday, the 29th of September, 2007, at 10:15 in the morning as he was sleeping alone in his car in Greenwich, Connecticut. Police had tracked his location from the signal his cell phone had made as it made a call.

Twomey had a couple of knives, a club and prescription drugs in the car with him.

Daniel Twomey will possibly be charged with a count of endangering the welfare of a child as well as a charge of employing a minor in a criminal act. He also faces a charge of weapons possession in a motor vehicle and a charge of improperly storing narcotics.

His bail has been set at $300,000 and he’s been restricted from seeing his grandchildren.