News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
LaToya Joplin was arrested in July in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., and charged with killing her daughter, Kayla, 3, despite her statements to a sheriff’s detective (read in court in an August hearing) that she, and not Kayla, was the real victim. The detective said Joplin told him “she was the one who was abused when she disciplined Kayla, because she would strike her to the point that her hand was throbbing.” She was forced to keep hitting her, she said, because Kayla never said “ouch.”
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