Because the real issue is that SO many parents are just lazy and irresponsible, and every time articles such as these come out it reinforces their notion that whatever they feel like doing is acceptable. If the parents had ANY sense of decency they would have apologized profusely and tried to demonstrate that they were remorseful. This was an accident, so it’s no big deal? Ok, so was the incident where a parent left a loaded gun where a 6-year-old found it and accidentally shot his friend, or the 21-year-old that accidentally smothered her baby because it was crying. Why are they being charged with a crime?