Mother Faces Charges After Amber Alert

Police say a four-year-old Louisville boy who was briefly the object of an Amber Alert this morning is now in the care of his grandmother.

Detective Phil Russell says Joshua Higgins was asleep in the back of a car when an acquaintance of his mother drove away from a Louisville housing project. The man was identified as 51-year-old Edward Parker of Louisville.

When Parker showed up across town with the boy still asleep in the car, he was taken into custody. The boy was not injured.

Russell says the boy's mother, 37-year-old Stacey Higgins, is accused of putting the child in danger and is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Parker is charged with second-degree wanton endangerment.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Tina on Aug 10, 2007 at 11:46 AM
    There seems to be a lot of detail left out of this story. Like why the boy was in the car to begin with and who's car was it? But it still does not excuse the fact that a small child (at least from his photo that's what he looks like) was left in ANYONE's car in this kind of weather and the Mother not be AWARE of it. There are a lot pieces missing from this story- However, we should keep the children as well as the adults in our prayers. We need the Lord in our lives now more than ever. Jesus can change the lives of these adults which will in return change the lives of these children for the better.
  • by jessica Location: LONDON on Aug 8, 2007 at 03:25 PM
    SOME PARENTS ARE SO STUPID THEY ALL NEED TO GROW UP.
  • by me Location: london on Aug 8, 2007 at 02:51 PM
    Here it is again! Don't these so called mothers care, if your not going to take care of these kids then DONT HAVE THEM-GET ON THE PILL.People like this is why mothers that do take care of there kids,and are raising them alone and supportting them,90% of them loose them to people that don't CARE for them ,like ther fathers. Lock her up and throw away the key,be the way why was the BABY out at that time anyway,shouldn't he being in BED?????????? I would be ashmed of myself for puttin by BABY throw this!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by K H Location: Richmond on Aug 8, 2007 at 02:22 PM
    From this story and the video, I'm not sure how the mother is so terribly at fault. If the police charged her with such, I'm assuming there's more than what's revealed here. If not, how is she so bad? What's wrong with sleeping in the back of a car? I sure hope there's more to this than face-value.
  • by Anonymous Location: Floyd County on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    Here we go again!!! Thank God this baby is safe. Women like this aren't mother's. Mothers love, nuture and protect their children. This woman isn't mother!!!!!!
  • by nancy Location: paintsville ky on Aug 8, 2007 at 12:57 PM
    Here's another one of those...Do you know where your kids are an what they are doing? Its a shame an seems to be getting worse
  • by Anonymous Location: Paris, Ky on Aug 8, 2007 at 05:33 AM
    We must protect our children its our duty as mothers...Shame on her...

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