Two Terrible Women Vie for Worst Mom of All Time

In one corner, we have Jayla Hamm, 18, the mother of a 22-month-old toddler who she taped to a wall using green electrical tape. In the other corner, we have Carol Lynn Schnuphase, a Michigan woman who bilked her neighbors out of $7,000 by claiming that her 12-year-old son had cancer. How did she convince them? She shaved the kid’s head and drugged him. Hamm posted pics of herself and her terrible boyfriend, Corde Honea, on Myspace where a friend reported her to the authorities. Aside from taping the child to the wall, in a separate incident she also taped her son’s favorite sippy cup to a wall just out of his reach. She also taped the boy’s bare skin. Sadist. Hamm and Honea are now facing prison time for their cruel and unusual actions.

Schnuphase apparently told friends and family that her son Christopher had leukemia, and even updated her Facebook page to reflect that (“Christopher now knows he is dying!” she wrote in one update). She shaved her son’s head and eyebrows and drugged him with opiates to make him seem lethargic. She even eventually told some relatives that her son had died. The worst part? Christopher wasn’t in on the scam and genuinely believed that he was dying. WTF?!

So who wins the Worst Mom Ever award? You decide. [Gawker]