Daily Mirror | 10th November 2022
A dad has been jailed after “trying to throw his own daughter out of an upstairs window” while high on cannabis and phencyclidine – known as monkey dust.
James Owens, 29, was in a drug-induced state when he turned up at his ex’s home wearing just boxer shorts and a high-vis jacket on February 4 of this year.
He turned on his ex’s new partner, punching him and hit him with a pole, before he was ushered away.
Filed under ‘Violence, abuse and attempted murder’.
Irish Independent | 17th May 2022
An alcohol- and drug-fuelled night led to the horrific beating to death of “an innocent and defenceless” two-year-old girl.
Karen Harrington (38) was jailed for life after a Central Criminal Court jury found her guilty by unanimous verdict of the shocking killing of Santina Cawley (2)…
Earlier that evening, after several hours of drinking and smoking cannabis, Harrington had gone home in tears after being called “a prostitute” by Mr Cawley who also accused her of being with “foreigners”.
Birmingham Mail | 9th July 2022
Two parents have been jailed after five children under 12 were found living in horrendous “squalor” in their home – with cannabis left in their reach. Lee Carnell, 32, and his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Lamb, 33, admitted a series of child cruelty offences.
A court heard human excrement was found smeared on walls near toothbrushes in the family’s bathroom and there were only four beds for seven people in the house where there were no carpets and glass on the floor. The twisted parents smoked cannabis in front of the children – which was left within their reach -and one of the boys was banned from using the toilet at night so had to urinate in his room as he was so scared of Carnell.