|FATHER OF THE YEAR|
Jonathan Weaver really wanted to watch the basketball game, but he was also supposed to be looking after his girlfriend's children, while she went to night school. So what did he do?
Well he got out some tape, bound, gagged and hooded the toddlers aged one and two and left them in the car seat in the garage of their Las Vegas apartment.Cops were called after a passerby heard the terrified children crying and after firefighters cut open the garage door they found the two toddlers in car seats, their hands bound with a white rope or twine that also wrapped around their necks.
A piece of clothing was stuffed in both boys' mouths and a shirt was pulled over the younger child’s face, police told the Las Vegas Sun.
The children were immediately taken to an area hospital.
Weaver, 22, apologized to the court saying: "It was horrible. I am truly sorry for what I have done."
He pleaded guilty in January to two counts of child abuse and the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime.
Judge James Bixler summed up most people's thoughts on the case calling Weaver's actions: "stupid"
He said: "I can't imagine anything that would be more frightening."
Despite Weaver's criminally bad judgment, he will be eligible for parole next month because he has already served nearly two years in the Clark County jail, according to the judge in the case.