Friday, December 05, 2008

Douche Bags Of The Week: Fvcked Up People

Just when you thought you were against "an eye for an eye":

Kelly Layne Lau presented herself as the happily married, stay-at-home mother of four kids in a suburban neighborhood in Tracy. But she and her husband hid a dark secret — they kept a teenage boy in their garage, locked at times and neglected to the point of emaciation.

On Monday, the boy made a dramatic escape, scaling an 8-foot wall from the backyard and running into a fitness center. There, wearing only men's boxer shorts, covered in soot and with a padlock and 3-foot chain still clamped on his ankle, he begged workers to hide him.

On Tuesday, Lau, 30, and her husband, Michael Luther Schumacher, 34, were booked at San Joaquin County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy, kidnapping, torture, false imprisonment and child abuse. There was no legal relationship between the married couple and the boy, who ran away last year from a foster home in Sacramento.

The couple have four children who have been put in the custody of social services. Neighbors said that they used to see the 17-year-old doing chores outside, and that although tall, the skinny boy looked much younger than his age.

On her MySpace page, Lau said her four children were ages 1 to 9. She described herself as a stay-at-home mother, a Daisy Girl Scouts leader and die-hard Oakland Raiders fan who is "happily married to a man who I love to death." Schumacher, she wrote, "is my best friend and a wonderful father to our four kids and I wouldn't trade him for anything in this world."
Sometimes I wonder why the world is so evil.

1 comment:

Tater said...

Apparently she was also trying to love her foster child to death as well. We live in a very tired and sick world, which will only get better by each of us trying harder to pay it forward. Hope all those kids get the help they need, and aren't completely destroyed by the system.