The death of a child is never a laughing matter. The circumstances of those involved may lead to some head shaking, though.
From today’s Washington Post:
Accepting a plea bargain that her attorney described as unprecedented in American jurisprudence, a 22-year-old Maryland woman yesterday agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of other defendants in the death of her son under the condition that charges against her be dropped if the child rises from the dead.
Maryland State’s Attorneys are taking no chances they’ll be duped:
"This would need to be a Jesus-like resurrection," Margaret Burns, the spokeswoman, said after the hearing. "It cannot be a reincarnation in another object or animal."
You really ought to read the entire article for a more complete grasp of the lunacy involved.