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Dallas mother throws 2 children from overpass

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    March 12, 2008, 8:06AM

    Police: Dallas mother throws 2 children from overpass


    Associated Press



    DALLAS — A mother threw her two young children from a freeway overpass east of downtown Dallas before leaping from the bridge herself, police said.

    All three survived the fall to be taken to Dallas hospitals, said Paul Lara, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman.

    The incident happened during Wednesday's morning rush hour at the Jim Miller Road overpass on Interstate 30 in Dallas.

    No identities or other details are available.
  2. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I understand news is news, but sometimes I think when one loser does something like this, then it sparks other like-minded idiots to do the same. Kids off the overpass, mall shootings, etc.

    Pathetic. All of them.
  3. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Amazingly, all three survived. At least there's a silver lining there.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    For two of them, at least.
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Just when you think you've seen it all......
  6. WoodysGirl

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    Police: Dallas mother throws 2 children from overpass


    By JEFF CARLTON and SCHUYLER DIXON
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    DALLAS — A woman threw her two struggling children from a freeway overpass during this morning's rush hour before leaping off herself, police said, and all three somehow survived the 22-foot fall into traffic.

    Khandi Busby, 27, and her sons, 8 and 6, walked away from her father, who was driving them to a friend's house and had stopped for gas.

    "She was not fleeing for her safety," Dallas police spokesman St. Gil Cerda said. "She just threw them over and decided to throw herself over."

    The boys apparently struggled with their mother as she picked each one up and threw them over the edge, onto the fast-moving freeway filled with morning commuters, said Dallas Police Lt. C.L. Williams.

    "It was a remarkably horrendous event, but there's a lot to be thankful for," Williams said. "Everyone's alive, and there were no injuries among the motorists. As horrific as it was, it could have been far, far worse."

    Busby and the boys were in stable condition at Dallas hospitals, said Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse, a police spokesman. They are well enough to speak with investigators, police said, although the 8-year-old is believed to have some internal injuries.

    All three landed in the far left lane of westbound Interstate 30 around 6:30 a.m., Cerda said.

    "It was really miraculous that we didn't have some fatalities with this incident," Cerda said.

    Police believe Busby and the 8-year-old were struck by cars, which managed to avoid the younger brother. There were no car accidents on the interstate below, Cerda said.

    "The why remains a mystery to us," Williams said. "If you try to apply logic to these incidents, they totally defy any logical explanation."

    Busby could face two charges of attempted capital murder, Cerda said.

    "I don't really have an explanation" for how the three survived, Janse said.

    Child Protective Services had intervened with Busby on at least two occasions for incidents that "were relatively minor in nature," Williams said.

    Busby has a criminal record, including convictions for assault and criminal trespass of a habitation.

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    Associated Press writer Jamie Stengle contributed to this report.
  7. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Well, I'm thinking later down the line those kids might like the opportunity to ask their mother WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!!! or at least have some hope of working that out. Can't really do that when she takes the easy way out.
  8. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    That's very sad... poor kids.

    Hopefully they have someone who can care for them while their mother sits in a jail cell for a good long time.

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