Sometimes these stories are just too much to try to comprehend. How? Why?

A guy in St. Pete has been arrested. He’s accused of using a lighter to draw SMILEY FACES on three young children, ages 5, 8 and 10 according to ABC Action News.

21 year old Joshua Mize is at Pinellas County Jail charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm. His bail is set at just under a half million dollars.

These were not his kids.

This is the second story today that has just left me stunned at how cruel people can be. It’s one thing when adults are cruel to each other – but when the target of their violence is a defenseless child… just how? Why? We had the Largo mother who murdered her child. Earlier today, we had a story of a Pasco County mother who police say intentionally ran her car into a pole with a two month old in the vehicle.

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