Thursday, October 30, 2008

NS Screw Up

From (Click the title to link to the TMZ article)

"The following story is one of the worst mistakes ever made in television
history -- involving stupidity, a major soap opera, and a 6-year-old boy who was
kidnapped, raped and murdered back in 2007.

It's all over a photo that was used in a recent episode of the SOAPnet show
"General Hospital: Night Shift" -- Billy Dee Williams' character received a
letter and a picture from the son he abandoned. But the photo wasn't of another
actor -- it was Christopher Barrios, the victim of that horrible tragedy we
mentioned earlier in this post.Members of Christopher's fam -- who never
authorized the use of a photo -- were furious and told they had no idea how the pic got on the show. The people at SOAPnet
and their parent network ABC were just as stumped. The network did, however,
issue a statement apologizing and vowed to run a series of public service
announcements in Christopher's honor to raise awareness of missing and exploited
children -- thus putting an end to the most dramatic event in soap opera

The Picture below I found from a good search.

From Wikipedia: "Christopher Barrios Jr. (January 2, 2001 - March 8, 2007) was a 6-year-old boy who was molested and murdered by a convicted sex offender and his parents in Brunswick, Georgia on March 8, 2007. His body was discovered on March 15th, 2007 just a few miles from where he disappeared. George Edenfield, David Edenfield and Peggy Edenfield are all accused of Christopher's abduction and murder, and are awaiting trial on capital murder charges. A fourth person, Donald Dale, is accused of concealing the death of another person and tampering with evidence.
In May 1997, George Edenfield was convicted of two counts of child molestation and given probation. In September 2006, he was indicted for violating his probation by living less than 1,000 feet (300 m) from a park in downtown Brunswick, and was ordered to move. On March 5, 2007, days before Christopher was abducted, Edenfield was sentenced to 10 years probation. They are pushing for a bill, called the Christopher Barrios Law or No Second Chances, that will sentence anyone convicted of child molestation to life imprisonment and if the child dies during the commission of the act, they will receive the death penalty"

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