In Denver, Colorado, a father, Ernesto Talavera-Nunez, is charged with the death of his 11-month-old son who touched exposed electrical wires on an alarm clock that he had repaired. He could now face 16 years for a class-three child abuse felony.
The boy ultimately suffered burns and died of cardiac arrest.
Frankly, I have been critical of some criminal charges for parents who are lose children in acts of negligence, click here. For an otherwise loving but careless parent, there is no punishment that will equal the loss of the child. In this case, however, the clearly stupid act of leaving an exposed electrical wire deserves some criminal punishment.