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Mom Gives Birth To Rare Identical Spontaneous Quadruplets: “It’s Unbelievable”

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Becoming a parent is the most beautiful feeling in the world. Being told that you’ll welcome more than one baby at once is amazing!

But can you imagine being told that you are about to get four of them? Well, this happened to Jenny,35, and Chris Marr, when they went for the first ultrasound exam in November.

The initially become worried when they saw the strange look on the face of their doctor, so the mother asked if there was a problem:

“I was likeOh no, there’s no heartbeat.’ And, she’s likeNo, there is a heartbeat.’ She goesY’all, there’s three babies in there.’ And we were just absolutely floored.” 

A week later, when they went for a follow-up appointment at a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, the technician was even more puzzled!

Jenny explains that she was very cute, and said that she was not supposed to say that, but they “got four babies”!

Both of the parents were only children and did not have a history of multiple births in their families. Therefore, they were shocked.

Chris said:

“I made the joke that I am not coming back because there are going to be five babies next time. We were just shocked.

It’s unbelievable. It’ll never happen again in my career. I saidGirl, go buy a few lottery tickets because those are the kind of odds we’re dealing with.”

According to their doctor, Murray, an OB-GYN at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, it is “a miracle”, as identical, spontaneous quadruplet births occur in 1 in 11 million or 1 in 15 million births”.

They found only 72 cases of it in published literature.

The future parents got scared when they learned that all the babies shared one placenta, and “the risk was that one of the babies can develop stronger and basically take away from the other babies.”

Murray added that, thankfully, everything went well, “here were no incidents on the sonogram even leading up to that where we were worried that one of them, or two or three of them, would be significantly smaller.”

Yet, giving birth to all of them in a time of pandemic became their next fear. Hospitals across the country were changing their policies due to the coronavirus crisis. Plus, when Marr was 28.5 weeks pregnant, labor started.

She said that “for the first time (during my pregnancy) I anticipated the worst.

However, on March 15, Marr, her husband, and mother all watched as the doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas pulled their babies out.

In only three minutes, the world welcomed identical quadruplets Harrison Foy, Henry William, Hudson Perry, and Hardy Smith Marr.

The first-born Harrison weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces, the next brother, Hardy, came in at 2 pounds 10 ounces, the third, Henry weighed 2 pounds 6.7 ounces, while the youngest of them all, Hudson, was just 1 pound 15 ounces.

The parents called them “baby birds”, and they came home in early May, as three of them needed oxygen and all four stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit for about 10 weeks.

Chris says that they often find it difficult to tell the boys apart:

“They each have little bitty characteristics. When we sit down and look at them we can figure out who they are but if you just look at them from a distance, they all look the same. Thank God, Hudson’s a little smaller than everybody else and quieter.

It was a very surreal time and it’s one of those things that we will probably look back on in a couple of years, hopefully, when everything’s back to normal likeWow that was crazy!’ We just hope that this little story and our boys bring as much joy to everybody as they bring to us.”

You can follow the adventures of the family of 6 on Instagram in the “punny” titled account: themarrthemerrier!

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Man facing assault charges for attack in George Washington University campus parking garage

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to an attempted sexual assault in a D.C. parking garage that left a woman severely injured earlier this month, police said.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection to an attempted sexual assault in a D.C. parking garage that left a woman severely injured earlier this month, police said.

On Oct. 4, a woman was assaulted while walking in a George Washington University parking garage, police said. The suspect attempted to force the woman into a sexual act during the assault.

On Wednesday, D.C. and George Washington University police announced that Omar Williams, of no fixed address, had been arrested and charged with assault with intent to commit first-degree sexual abuse while armed, and aggravated assault while armed.

Police said the woman was seriously injured in the assault, and that her injuries required hospitalization.

During the investigation into Williams, police said they connected him to two other violent crimes in Northwest D.C.

On Sept. 25, a woman reported being knocked down and robbed of her purse. The victim then ran from the scene.

The other assault happened on Aug. 30, when a suspect walked into a business on the 600 block of Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, grabbed some merchandise and attempted to leave. A person tried to intervene, and the suspect assaulted them, police said.

George Washington University Police Chief James Tate thanked D.C. police for their help in locating a suspect in the case.

“I also want to thank the GW community for its support during this investigation, and for his patience and allowing us to do our work behind the scenes — thank you,” Tate said.

WTOP’s Kristi King contributed to this report.

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Charges filed against owner of escaped zebras in Prince George’s County

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Charges have been filed against the owner of several zebras that have been running around loose in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for almost two months, and another zebra that belonged to him has been found dead.

Charges have been filed against the owner of several zebras that have been running around loose in Prince George’s County, Maryland, for almost two months, and another zebra that belonged to him has been found dead.

Three animal cruelty charges were filed Tuesday in Prince George’s County District Court against Jerry Holly, 76, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, who has a herd of nearly 40 zebras on his property along Duley Station Road. Prince George’s County Animal Services Chief Rodney Taylor said the herd was moved to Maryland from Florida in late summer, The Associated Press reported.

The charges are animals at large, cruelty and neglect and manner of keeping/nuisance. All relate to the three zebras that escaped from the farm on Aug. 26.



The charging documents say the zebras have not received the care they require during the more than 50 days they have been on the loose.

It was revealed last week that one of the escaped zebras got caught in a snare trap and died in September.

According to charging documents, the trap was just 2 feet away from the fenced zebra enclosure. Snare traps are illegal in Prince George’s County, and an investigation into who set it is ongoing.

The documents go on to say that an investigating officer from Maryland Natural Resources Police thinks the animal most likely died from dehydration after several days of struggling in the trap. The officer said, in his opinion, the animal should have been seen or heard while it was dying if the caretaker had attended to his animals.

By the time natural resources police responded on Sept. 16, the animal was completely decomposed and the cause of its death could not be determined.

Another zebra that was not one of the escapees, was found dead Tuesday on Holly’s property. The charging documents say that animal had been dead long enough for rigor mortis to set in.

Efforts to capture the two zebras that are still running free continue, and the Department of the Environment (DoE) for Prince George’s County says it has inspected the property every two to three business days since they first escaped.

As the DoE investigates, it has chosen not to impound the surviving zebra herd. But it is exploring the possibility of getting help from animal sanctuaries if the decision is made to remove the zebras from the farm.

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Police: Boy stabbed elementary school classmate

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Petersburg police say a boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess.

PETERSBURG, Va. — Petersburg police say a boy took a knife to his elementary school and stabbed a 6-year-old classmate during recess.

WWBT-TV reports that police said the attack happened Tuesday at Walnut Hill Elementary School and the school notified parents on Wednesday.

The student used a pocketknife, injuring another 6-year-old boy from his earlobe to his face.

The injured student is expected to be OK and police say it was an isolated incident between those two students. No one else was hurt.

After consulting with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, police say the child who brought the knife is not expected to face criminal charges.

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