Children Stabbed in Their Beds & Scary New Drug May Be to Blame

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marijuana PCPThe stabbing of two sleeping children in Camden, New Jersey is shining a light on a terrifying new drug concoction. Like the bath salts scare of a few months ago, PCP-laced marijuana seems to be turning people violent. And so far, the victims have largely been the most innocent among us: kids, including 6-year-old Dominick Andujor who was stabbed to death in his own bed this weekend.

Little Dominick was sleeping in the same house as his older siblings ages 9, 12, and 14, when New Jersey cops say a man named Osvaldo Rivera, who they believe was high on a substance known as "wet" went into his bedroom and stabbed the child. The suspect, known in his neighborhood as Papi, also allegedly slit 12-year-old Amber Andujor's throat before taking off.

It seems Amber, fortunately, escaped the home and ran for a neighbor's house. Calls to 911 brought paramedics who brought her to a hospital where she's said to be recuperating. The other two Andujor kids are fine (the 14-year-old was reportedly in charge in the home because their mom is in the hospital herself, recuperating from surgery).

But it's the identity Rivera, the alleged knife-wielding murderer, and what cops think may have led to this outrageous act against kids, that's truly puzzling.

"Papi" is known in Camden as a guy who cuts local kids' hair, a preacher's son who neighbors said would never be considered a threat to kids.

Maybe not. But cops say Amber said Papi was responsible for hurting her.

What's more, they say they've seen the same PCP-laced marijuana admitted to smoking before the attacks show up all too recently in a Camden crime. Just a few weeks ago, they believe they linked "wet" to a mother who decapitated her 2-year-old before committing suicide herself.

Lacing weed with a more dangerous substance is nothing new. People have been getting bad pot for years. But it's hard not to look at the extreme violence exhibited by people who have taken allegedly used this particular mix and not be on high alert.

These people have turned violent against the most fragile members of our society. They've hurt innocent children, including sleeping kids who could not in any way, shape, or form have been accused of setting someone off. If a drug is to blame, we need to get it off the streets ... NOW.

Have you heard of "wet"? Does this new rash of crimes scare you?

 

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nonmember avatar Amy

Um, "wet " is not a new thing. Do your research please.

inlov... inlovewithcraig

weed wasnt to blame it was the shit IN the weed. 

AliNo... AliNoelle

Yeah this isn't anything new. Its still terrible that things have happened though.

organ... organicyogalove

Oh good gravy, this is not a new drug!! and the marijuana isn't to blame its what was put in it. smdh

brand... brandspanknnew

This article lacks research. PCP has always made people do these things. This is not new, and the weed did not contribute to the violence. Kthxbye.

zandh... zandhmom2

Not a new drug at all though I've never heard it called "wet".  Now, I could tell you some crazy stories of what PCP will make people do.  That stuff is horrible.

Jammi... Jammie209

Wet blunts are nothing new area here. I live in Camden County, NJ, about 20 miles away from Camden & it's been around for a long time. What is new is these horrible crimes. I watched my dad, who is 58 yrs old, cry like a baby reading this story this morning in our local newspaper. The officials around here need to stop worrying about saving money & start worrying about saving lives.

Rae.302 Rae.302

I'm gonna the echo the others: this drug is nothing new. I've never heard of this mix being called "wet." Smoking weed laced with PCP is calling "getting wet" like "getting high" not just "wet." That would be like calling marijuana "high."

Yes, people do horrible things while on PCP,

but there are also plenty of times when people take PCP and nothing horrible happens.

I know this isnt a serious news site, but really...? Come on.



*sigh*

stron... strontium

weed, PCP and the combination of the 2 ARE NOT NEW. Your title is misleading.

Eddie... EddiesMama83

Funny how nobody blames the killer.....

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