Mom Accused Of Choking, Smothering Her Own Kids

A Madison County woman has been arrested. She's accused of choking and smothering her children.

Tara Whitney Farley faces charges of first degree criminal abuse.

Investigators say she struck her 8-year-old son in the face with a shoe, choked him and then tried to smother him.

Sheriff's deputies say that's when Farley's 9-year-old daughter tried to help her brother and was also attacked.

Social services have removed the children from Farley's home and they are now staying with family members pending an investigation.

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  • by Teacher on Mar 14, 2008 at 10:34 AM
    I care if people can spell or not. I can't take care of the ones who don't want to learn. The only thing about not knowing how to spell is when you use printed media. If you can't spell, most people will dismiss your comments; it's just the nature of the beast. Let them correct you and just take it to heart.
  • by tired of it Location: Irvine on Mar 14, 2008 at 08:49 AM
    Who really cares if someone can spell or not...everyone needs to stop crying over mispelled words and think about these pitiful little kids. I know this mother, and she has ALWAYS been crazy...ever since she was a kid...she should have never had kids...
  • by Hillary on Mar 14, 2008 at 08:05 AM
    To Susan from BC Canada: I currently live in New York but might soon be in Washington DC. God you people are gullible...LOL!
  • by carol Location: london on Mar 13, 2008 at 08:08 PM
    well what about the dopey and drunk parents and there live in boyfriends,they need to throw the jail for a long time.i haven't got no kids and i am in my 40's. i do not believe in being mean to kids,people and animals. but i have had been raised in a drug house or around drinking i guess i would been a abuseing person,but i was raised in church and that make a different.they are just as many women doing means things,as they are men ,i have worked for a lone time and women are just as mean as men,Any more a lot of men get customy of there kids.So what does that tell you.i am a woman,but i don't take up for these sorry women.They are still good women in the world and good mens. but just watch the news and the world news and see what goes on .What about the women that killes there kids.drives them in the lake, drown them in the tub.Do u call that LOVE i don't think so,if i had kids they would have been took care of.but think goodness i nver had none. I will take care of my pets.WATCH NEWS
  • by carol Location: london on Mar 13, 2008 at 07:44 PM
    i don't agree with people hurting there children either,i never had kids i am 44 years old, i like kids,but i'm glad i never had none.i have heard alot of people sy when they get old there kids will take care of them,well i know kids in there 50's and 60's and nothing wrong with them and they are not taking care of parents ,Ithankful i still got my mom she is 76 years young and she will never be in a nursing home if i can help it.but she is still going strong every day.I have always been and always will be a animal lover and so is my mom.At least the animal doesn't smart off and they are so loving.You go in these stores and here kids screaming.for a toy which they have ever time they go to town. i will buy for my pets.pets are like humans they don't ask to be put on this earth.I feel blessed not having kids,calling me and say come and get met out of jail.i from a family that goes to church and don't no pets or i will buy toys for my pets just like these other good people. thanku
  • by Susan Location: BC Canada on Mar 13, 2008 at 02:04 PM
    To Hillary: I would rather live in a community amongst illiterate loving and caring people than amongst shallow people like you who teach their children to be prejudiced. It's people like you that others don't want to live near and don't want teaching our children such distasteful manners. Give out your address so we can make sure we don't move anywhere near you!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:57 PM
    i may not spell good. but at least im not on drugs .. i bet most of the ones that can spell is on them.. and if you dont like the way i spell..come and try and to teach me how..haha..
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:51 PM
    if people dont like the way this boy spells they can (edited). its trash like u that make fun of others thats why so much shooting in schools cause trash like u make fun of them. i guess your mom and dad didnt teach you no manners..but i guess u got to have manners to teach them owell..i rest my case
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:47 PM
    lynn and joey, the problem is not that people spend money on their pets. the problem is spending money on drugs and alcohol and not caring about anyone or anything but yourself and loser men and where your next high is coming from. you think these scumbags wouldn't kick a dog too? unfortunately by the time kids get taken away from losers like these they are already psychologically damaged and traumatized. they have a hard road ahead without a doubt. but stop complaining about animal lovers. they love their children as much as you do. there is nothing wrong with having compassion for all creatures, human or not, and God is not going to punish anybody for loving their pets. get over your self righteous views and your tired kids vs. dogs argument. if you are stupid enough to starve your children and feed your dog steak you don't need pets or kids.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 at 01:32 PM
    lynn, nobody is going to hell for buying food and toys for their pets.


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