By now you've probably heard the shocking news out of Tracy, California: Melissa Huckaby, mom of a 5-year-old girl, was arrested and charged with killing and raping 8-year-old Sandra Cantu.
For most mothers, this is the kind of news that you can barely repeat without cringing or crying. Huckaby is only 28 herself. If she is indeed guilty, she's thrown away so many lives with one monstrous act--little Sandra's and the Cantu family's, but also her daughter's and even her own. Why?!!!
According to CNN, now the hunt is for possible additional victims of Huckaby's.
From the report:
"We are asking the public if they have any indication that any of their children may have had inappropriate contact with [the suspect] to contact us," Tracy Police Sgt. Tony Sheneman said Tuesday evening. "There has been no indication that this has happened. But she is a Sunday school teacher and did have contact with children, so that is why we are asking."
Is this crime more shocking and upsetting to you because a woman may be guilty?