I have a comment regarding one of the stories in the News of the Weird [Oct. 14 issue]. Being a father of a two, a 21-month-old boy and 7-month-old girl, I was horrified by a story. It was in reference to a mother in Texas who left her children aged 6, 5 and 1-year-old at home alone to fend for themselves. Then [I] read that, later, the 1-year-old was found dead. This is a subject only a parent can understand. … To look at my kids and think that I would do that to them sickens me.
I'm sorry to see such horrible stories in your paper. I enjoyed reading them at lunch to relax me, but this made me sick to my stomach. I wish someone would take a minute to look at how you post some stories in your paper. I understand we can't protect everyone, but kids are a different story to me.
I appreciate your time.
— Mike Louis