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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jessica Carder who 'let boyfriend yank out her two-year-old son's teeth and toenails' jailed for 13 years - 24th Aug 2011

A mother has been jailed for nearly 14 years for letting her boyfriend torture her two-year-old son by using pliers to pull out his teeth.

Jessica Carder, 22, stood by as 28-year-old Andrew Richards allegedly yanked out two teeth and the boy's toenails.

She claimed the horrific attack happened while she was high on drugs and she said she didn't know what her boyfriend was doing.

But a judge in Madison, Indiana, said Carder's failure to get medical attention for her son, Karl Roy Andersen, deserved a longer sentence, even though she pleaded guilty on felony child neglect charges.

'I think if a parent saw their child in that situation, they would run, not walk, to seek medical attention,' said Judge Alison Frazier.

During Monday's four hour hearing, photos from the boy's medical examination were shown to the court.

'The second she started looking at those photos and noticed the ramifications of what happened to her child, she began crying,'

Jennifer Joas, Carder's defense attorney, told the Madison Courier.

Carder was arrested at her home in Hanover, Indiana, last December after Karl Roy's grandparents reported he had two teeth missing and several bruises and scrapes on his body. Read More