Pa. woman says ‘crazy voices’ made her drown sons, killing one

Laurel Schlemmer Credit: Allegheny County Police
Laurel Schlemmer Credit: Allegheny County Police

A Pennsylvania woman told detectives that “crazy voices” told her to sit on her two young children in a full bathtub of water in an attempt to kill them so she can focus raising the eldest, according to reports.

Laurel Schlemmer’s youngest son, a 3-year-old, drowned to death while his 6-year-old brother is critically injured with no brain activity, reports say. Her oldest, a 7-year-old, is said to have been at school at the time.

Schlemmer, 40, of McCandless, Allegheny County — about 11 miles outside of Pittsburgh — is being held without bail. Her charges include criminal homicide, aggravated assault and child endangerment.

Schlemmer allegedly filled the bathtub, told the two younger children to take off their pajamas and get into the tub. Reports say she then got in, full clothed, and told officials “crazy voices” told her to push the boys down. She then called 911.

Now, court records are surfacing that shows the mother has been in trouble in the past with the treatment of her children. In 2009, she was given a citation for leaving a toddler unattended in a parked car where temperatures reached 112 degrees. The child was not hurt.


Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.


Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…


OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…


MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.


Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."


'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.


'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."


TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.


Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.


Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.


Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”


Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.


Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.


Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…


NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.


The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.