Not real clear on what happened here. Did the mother live in the home? If so, why was she also not at home at 11 PM when Daddy left these kids alone? Why isn't it explained? If she had lived there, wouldn't she have been held responsible as well?
Or is this a single custodial dad or dad with weekend visitation? It seems like the latter, but the article doesn't say so. Especially since the kids have now been "placed" with Mom and all.
Dad is identified as ROGER KATZENMAIER.
Repo Man Finds Four Young Children Home Alone
Posted: Oct 02, 2012 12:27 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 02, 2012 12:28 PM CDT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A man sent to repossess a car found four small children left home alone.
James King was at a Murfreesboro apartment building at about 11 p.m. on Saturday when he saw a small boy outside crying.
King called Murfreesboro Police, who discovered that four children, ages 2 to 7, had been left alone.
The Daily News Journal reported the oldest child told police they woke up to find their father gone.
Rodger Katzenmaier, showed up about an hour later, and told police he had gone to another apartment to use the telephone.
Katzenmaier was charged with felony child neglect. He was jailed on $12,000 bond.
Jail officials had no record of an attorney for him.
The Tennessee Department of Children Services placed the children with their mother.