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Raleigh police: Man left young children home alone

Posted March 22, 2009
Updated March 23, 2009

— Authorities arrested a Raleigh man Sunday after police said he left his three children home alone one day in December.

Jonathan Michael Murphy, 28, left his 7-month-old, 1-year-old and 8-year-old alone in an apartment on Dec. 8, according to police.

Authorities charged him with child abuse, as well as assault on a female and resisting arrest.

Bond was set at $5,000. Murphy was scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. Monday.


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  • Piny tek Mar 23, 2009

    Where are the mothers of these babies? Perhaps the dude had to look for money to take care of these babies.

  • speedy Mar 23, 2009

    uthink: at least someone is this morning

  • wcumom Mar 23, 2009

    THREE 1/2 months later and he is now being charged?What in the world?

  • uthink Mar 23, 2009

    The one year old can be 23 months or less.

  • dm919 Mar 23, 2009

    In response to the question "How do you get a 7 month old and a 1 year old?" That's easy-its his brother from a different mother. I guess the dad is more interested in making as many kids as possible instead of taking care of them...

  • speedy Mar 23, 2009

    How do you get a 7 month old and a 1 year old?

  • garnertoy Mar 23, 2009

    he dont need no kids

  • voice your opinion Mar 23, 2009

    Ya he looks like a great role model. Hopefully the children can be placed in a home that will give them the opportunity to become productive adults.

  • Go GT Mar 23, 2009

    Hope they realize that perhaps he is not parent material. This could ave ended much worse.