Mother drowns her 5 month old baby

@estherlou (5020)
United States
November 11, 2007 9:33am CST
Apparently the mother lost custody of her child a few months ago because of her mental health. When she was given an unsupervised visit with the child, she drowned him. Why in the world was she given an unsupervised visit with the child? That is just crazy! Now the child is dead. This could have been avoided and is just plain nuts! http://www.wisn.com/news/14548211/detail.html
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
11 Nov 07
That is so horrible. Since the baby was taken away just a few months ago, you would think that they would have given her longer to get help and make sure she was on the right track. I feel so sorry for the family of the baby. I understand that we all can run into problems, but some need more help than others and need more supervision. It is sad that the baby had to pay the ultimate price. The mother is going to have to deal with this the rest of her life. My prayers are with all of them.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
11 Nov 07
It's very sad to hear that. I am sure the mother did not know what she was doing and must be feeling very remorseful now. Whoever is holding the custody of her child should have been around during the mother's visit. Knowing the mother's mental condition, they should have taken the necessary precaution. I've heard of an even more horrible case. A mother and her boyfriend (extra marital affair) killed her child (under 5 years old) because her child was making noise while she was with her boyfriend. The mother and the boyfriend burned the body after killing the little girl. This is pure absurdity and cruelty. How can a woman be so shameless and cruel at the same time?
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Nov 07
Hi estherlou! I agree that could have been avoided. The mother has a mental illness and should never be left alone with the baby. That is very irresponsible! Things like this should be monitored properly and supervision is a must. Just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day.
• United States
11 Nov 07
I agree. She shouldn't been able to see the child alone! And she couldn't have seen the baby until she had and was taking medication for her mental illness.
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• Brazil
11 Nov 07
Our! That shock, but if is was given as crazy this could have been avoided, a person who does this is not mother and she deserves all the wheight of the law.
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
11 Nov 07
Wow what kind of a mother is she.. She is so bad and mean to her child.. If she is my wife mate im going to kill her..I rather spend my life in jail to revenge of this act to innocent children.She is out of her mind.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
11 Nov 07
It is because of our SORRY system....You have to actually KILL in order to get any help from the system..Of course it could have been prevented and it should have been prevented but our system STINKS...This is such a sad thing...
• Philippines
11 Nov 07
I took pity for both the mother and the child. Maybe the mother have some bad past with her, bad experiences that trigger her to do it or maybe she forgot that she has the baby because of her too much depression. I don't know whom to blame. But I just pray for both of them. I hope the mother will be treated and the child will rest in peace.
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@kebkeb (121)
• Philippines
12 Nov 07
What the hell... Is this true?? She doesn't have the right to have a child again. She's really a crazy b!tch...
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 07
That is really crazy! How could am other do that to her own child? What kind of mother is that and how come the meeting was not supervised especially when the mother has a history of mental illness. Some people should be charged for negligence here.
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• United States
12 Nov 07
In a case like this, I don't think the mother is to blame. She lost custody because of mental health issues which clearly states that she isn't in her right frame of mind. Any not in their right frame of mind should have custody of a child. Someone who is mentally handicap doesn't necessarly know right from wrong. In her eyes, what she did was right. Where in the eyes of some one not mentally handicap it was wrong. The person who authorized the unsupervised visitation is the one that should be held responsible. They knew her illness and knew she lost custody because of her illness. I don't think it is right to punish someone who doesn't know right from wrong. It is sad that this was let to happen. Truly sad.
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• New Zealand
12 Nov 07
This is very sad news. Even the mother have mental problems, this should not be reason for not allowing her to see the child...=(
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• United States
12 Nov 07
so who would sue cps in this situation i wonder?....mabey the grandparents... this is so crazy they did this.. mabey it was premedatated cause if they thought the baby was in danger thet surley wouldnt have done it...she would to have played the whole im healthy now and all...ugh! this makes me sick..
• United States
11 Nov 07
My pastor always says you can't ever judge..It really shakes you to your core when you read or hear of a mother doing such things..All you can do is place her into the Hands of God and pray for her.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Nov 07
That is sad I agree someone should of been watching her after she lost custody. This world is getting sadder and sadder. I agree it is really crazy and sad.
• United States
11 Nov 07
I don't know why she should do it but she shouldn't have had unsupervised visit with the child in the first place. She should go to jail to drowning her baby. It is not right.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Nov 07
I want to know what possessed that social worker to give the mother an unsupervised visit with the child. That was very wrong and very irresponsible of the worker. It makes me wonder what people in those kinds of "power positions" have in the way of brains.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
11 Nov 07
This should have never have happened. What happened in only a few months to prove that she was mentally stable to have her child unsupervised is beyond me. It definetly was unavoidable situation that happened.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
19 Nov 07
Absolutely idiotic. Seems the paperpushers didn't use much common sense! If she was considered unstable enough to take the child in the first place then why in the world was she given an unsupervised visit! *shakes head* I'll never understand the workings of our government agencies.
• United States
13 Nov 07
that is just awful i dont care what issues mentally the mother had that is crazy.. no mother in there right mind would drown there own baby. she was obvisluy sick in the head.. they should have never let her have an un suprvised visit with this child especailly if she had a bad mental state... sure she killed the baby but i blame social sertvices and the legal systems it was there job to make sure that baby was safe and they put the baby in her arms for no apparent reason this time.