There is a saying that anyone could have a kid, but that doesn’t mean they know how to be parents. With that in mind, there are many sad cases reported on parents that everyone agrees shouldn’t be parents at all. The Inquisitr has reported on such cases, including a seven-year-old who was starved and beat almost to death by both parents and grandparents. Let’s not forget that it could be worse as some parents actually prostitute out their own children in sex rings.
However, there is another group of people who have kids who shouldn’t have kids: the neglectful. Though not as prominently reported as child abuse, child neglect can be just as bad or even worse. In this case, a negligent father is now being charged with the manslaughter of three boys after his daughter killed them in a car crash due to reckless driving over three months ago during Labor Day weekend.
According to Fox News, authorities say Michael Ware, a New York father, let his underage, unlicensed daughter, Julia Ware, drive his SUV. The 15-year-old girl was reportedly blazing down a road in the Poconos when the vehicle flipped, killing Cullen Keffer, Ryan Lesher, and Shamus Digney. Julia and two other teens survived. Investigators state that the passengers pleaded with Michael Ware’s daughter to slow down, but she ignored them.
New York Daily News did report that Michael Ware originally tried to dodge the bullet by lying to the authorities about his negligence. Originally, Michael falsely told cops that he had no idea Julia Ware used his vehicle during a trip to the Poconos. The truth is Michael knew because he handed the keys to the SUV to his daughter and even asked her to bring back a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich from a barbecue restaurant.
As a result, Michael Ware was charged with involuntary manslaughter, endangering the welfare of children, reckless endangerment, making false reports, and allowing an unauthorized person to drive his SUV.
Wayne County District Attorney, Janine Edwards, issues a press release pertaining to the incident.
“This was a horrific tragedy and, unfortunately, one that could have so easily been prevented. The law must be followed in order to prevent such a tragedy in the future.”
According to a report by Morning Call, Michael Ware has been released on a $100,000 unsecured bail. Still, what are your opinions on the situation? Do you believe tragedies of negligent behavior befall more so the parents or their children?
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